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    04-20-2009, 10:47 AM
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Video of me riding my horse, Bird. He is a 7-year-old OTTB. Sorry if it's real blurry when I'm further away.
As for the photo, focus more on the horse instead of me.

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    04-20-2009, 06:03 PM
The only thing I can comment on is he is counterbent most of the time, particulary in the canter. I would work on getting him to flex to the inside where you can see his inside eyelashes. A few exercises which can help acheive it are shallow serpentines, leg yeilding and circles. I realize he's an OTTB, which is sometimes the equivalent of turning a boat. It can be overcome through suppling exercises. Make sure to give him a nice soft inside leg to bend around when asking him for flexion. Good luck.
    04-20-2009, 07:05 PM
Oh, sick.
Good critique, thanks.
    04-20-2009, 08:19 PM
Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
...I realize he's an OTTB, which is sometimes the equivalent of turning a boat...

I have ridden no less than three horses that turned like boats >.<


Like MyBoyPuck, work on the flexing. He seems kind of stiffish. My gelding, Loki was the same way until I did some flex exercises with him. Incredible difference, turned much more fluidly with lots of pretty flex.

Beautiful OTTB otherwise. I wouldn't mind having one to do English riding with, but I don't think I'm quite brave enough yet
    04-20-2009, 09:10 PM
Hmmm, I don't have anything to say about him that hasn't already been said, other than I think he'd make a lovely Hunter Under Saddle! :)
    04-20-2009, 10:53 PM
Nice looking horse
    04-22-2009, 09:59 AM
I agree with everyone above on the counter bending. But that sometimes can be very easily fixed. Cute horse btw!
    04-22-2009, 10:02 AM
Thanks a ton, yo.
I'll definitely work on flexion and all that jazz.

    04-22-2009, 04:08 PM
He looks AWFUL, you better send him up to me right away.......LOL
    04-22-2009, 06:07 PM
Originally Posted by G and K's Mom    
He looks AWFUL, you better send him up to me right away.......LOL
Lol! ;)

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