Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Hey Jazzy, lookin good! Very nice headset for Possum, not too low and not too upright and swan-like... good job :)
Just a couple of things:
- try and keep your ankles, hips and shoulders in a vertical line, as this will allow both you and your horse to balance.
- keep your elbows closer to your sides, it will make for more effective communication to your horse's mouth
- in accordance with keeping your legs back underneath you, stretch your leg and heel down into the stirrup - think of there being a weight attached to your heel pulling your legs down; this will help you sink into your stirrup and keep your heels down and legs back underneath of you. If you find you're still tip-toeing in the saddle, then shorten it a hole or two. They don't look too long until you look at picture #5, and that one makes me wonder... and I realize that you are in a posting trot, but you shouldn't have to stretch your toes down to post.
Other than that, you're looking good!! I'm so happy to see you wearing a helmet! *thumbs up*
I'm sorry if anything sounded mean, I am definitely not trying to do anything of the sort :)
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