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post #1 of 13 Old 10-23-2010, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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Go ahead tell me the worst.

This is a very old pic of me, but my goal for my young horse would be jumping with a small amount of dressage. As he is still a project, there is little point in posting a pic of him - so here is an old pic of me. As he is still learning a lot, I may as well work on myself, or at least understand what I need to work on.
Thanks in advance, and I promise I won't get upset or argue with you!

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post #2 of 13 Old 10-23-2010, 12:56 AM
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it looks ok, your keeping the right contact with your legs, just the only thing I can suggest is a bit more bend in the elbows and maybe releasing a bit more with your arms (up the neck a bit more) and you seem to be leaning back a little bit so this may help, take off like your pushing your horse over the jump. Get what I mean? Pretty horse BTW :P

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post #3 of 13 Old 10-23-2010, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, this pic was from many moons ago, as I have ridden for a long time but ride alone most of the time and so have no pics. But I still have problems with keeping a bend in my elbow now, even with flat work. So thanks.






And while I said I can take anything, no comments on how much of a strong bean I am :) Talk to my father, it is his fault. :)
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post #4 of 13 Old 10-23-2010, 02:41 AM
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You seem to be arching your back over a little. Try to keep it flat. Are you steeplechasing in that shot?

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post #5 of 13 Old 10-23-2010, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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It was cross country.
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post #6 of 13 Old 10-23-2010, 03:28 PM
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Alexs... you're aging yourself with that helmet that has an actual chin strap that your chin goes in. ;)
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post #7 of 13 Old 10-23-2010, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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LOL I am older than dirt! And I still have that helmet! :)
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post #8 of 13 Old 10-29-2010, 01:58 AM
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If you still jump like that, I am seriously jealous. I want to steal your leg - it's like...perfect! I think your release looks fine - any further up the neck, and you'd be leaning forward.

I love your horse too. What breed?
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post #9 of 13 Old 10-29-2010, 10:09 AM
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I think you look good, except your heals can go down more, and you kind of have chicken wing elbows. But I think that is a really neat picture it reminds me of pictures I see in old books my mom has (I'm not trying to call you old) And I had a helmet with a chin strap like too.
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post #10 of 13 Old 10-29-2010, 10:13 AM
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You look great! Jealous glare.
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