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post #1 of 4 Old 11-17-2007, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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going bigger on the XC,please feel to comment....

here is e and tom on the xc course,we started with the 1"9 jumps then moved on to the 3foot jumps.

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post #2 of 4 Old 11-17-2007, 05:41 PM
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Wow the horse and you look great on the 3 ft. Jumps! You've got perfect form, the only thing is I'd give him a little more reign and get into a heigher hunt seat to let him land easier. On the 1 ft. you did great also! It just looks funny because hes such a big horse on small jumps! Overall you look great!
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post #3 of 4 Old 11-18-2007, 03:13 AM
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Wow, yeah, he sure does dwarf those 1'9" jumps! Makes them look like they're 6 inches!

Both you and your horse look great on the 3" course! I love your color scheme too! =)
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post #4 of 4 Old 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.
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