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post #1 of 10 Old 04-20-2009, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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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.
Thaaaanks.


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post #2 of 10 Old 04-20-2009, 06:03 PM
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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.
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post #3 of 10 Old 04-20-2009, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, sick.
Good critique, thanks.

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post #4 of 10 Old 04-20-2009, 08:19 PM
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...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 >.<


Anyways!

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

Wait! I'll fix it....
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post #5 of 10 Old 04-20-2009, 09:10 PM
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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! :)

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post #6 of 10 Old 04-20-2009, 10:53 PM
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nice looking horse

quarter horses.....simply the best
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post #7 of 10 Old 04-22-2009, 09:59 AM
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i agree with everyone above on the counter bending. but that sometimes can be very easily fixed. cute horse btw!
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post #8 of 10 Old 04-22-2009, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks a ton, yo.
I'll definitely work on flexion and all that jazz.

YEAH!

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post #9 of 10 Old 04-22-2009, 04:08 PM
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He looks AWFUL, you better send him up to me right away.......LOL
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post #10 of 10 Old 04-22-2009, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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He looks AWFUL, you better send him up to me right away.......LOL
Lol! ;)

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