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post #11 of 12 Old 11-30-2008, 03:40 PM
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I think you're a nice rider with a nice horse! The horse looked relaxed, steady and fairly supple. Your position was very nice and your hands were quiet. (Do keep your head up though!). The horse seemed a bit heavy on the forehand at the canter and lacked a bit of hind end engagement and impulsion at the canter (looked like he was dragging his hind end a bit and I almost detected a bit of stiffness in his hind right...can you feel anything there?). Try some half-halts at the canter to see if you can get him a bit more collected and engaged at the canter.
I'd like to see how he goes in the opposite direction and on a straight line (down a long side or across a diagonal).
But nice job overall! Have fun!
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post #12 of 12 Old 01-26-2009, 05:11 AM Thread Starter
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sorry for the late reply.
Yeh, he does have a stiff off side right leg, from an injury he had.
We had a massage therapist out about 2 weeks ago, and i have specific excersises & massage stuff to do to get it to loosen up a bit more, its been getting better.
Thanks for the reply.
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