11-18-2007, 07:03 PM
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Okay. I'm not sure what kind of critique you want, but I'm giving you an equitation critique. It is important, that even in xc, you have proper equitation, for the sake of your safety.
Need to give him more of a release. Focus on having your hands about midway on his neck, instead of your arms tucked under you. You apper to be advanced enough to use an automatic release if you really work on it though, so give that a try also. Your leg is relatively good. Almost perfect in most of the pictures actually, except one, where it slipped back alot, but then again, its xc, and stuff happens on xc that can make your position go whack at random moments. I would like to see your foot not so far in the stirrup, even though its xc. Your foot being so far in is restricting your heel, and overall, being able to keep your heel down will give you more security in the long run. You are really a great rider though, your position didn't change one bit from the small to the large jumps, which is great.
Looks good. His legs are a tad uneven in some of the pics, and I would like to see his head down a bit more, but overall, he looks like a very nice horse.