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post #1 of 118 Old 01-09-2011, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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how is my position and is my posting okay for a beginner?

This is a CRAPPY video and my horse was being stubborn cause there were puddles Anyways once I got the crop out she did TONS better with cooperating...my camera died shortly after. I will get a better video and longer one as this is only 13 seconds.
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post #2 of 118 Old 01-09-2011, 11:54 PM
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Relax dem elbows! When I was with a huntseat instructor, I had the same problem. I went to a reining instructor, and he said 'looks nice if you're trying to drive the horse with a steering wheel.'

Looks like you're on the wrong diagonal(but don't take my word on it.) Rise and fall with the leg on the wall. Sink the heels down a little more.. it kind of looks like you're bracing on your stirrups a little much, but it's hard to tell with 3 strides to go by.

Next time, if you can, get a video of you going at least 1 lap around the arena. That'll give us a better idea.

I like the crop idea. Were you using a dressage whip or a crop?
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post #3 of 118 Old 01-10-2011, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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I got out an actual crop as she moves with that...I don't have to hit her with it but when she sees it she trots and keeps trotting.

I was told she looks in pain. I don't know what to do as when I touch her back and such she isn't sore. I can put a saddle on her perfectly fine..sometimes she is a bit grumpy but she doesn't try to bite or anything anymore.She has been like this since I got her. Also she is like this when I ride bareback...help?
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oh and one more thing..she has her ears perked up on trails and wants to trot and canter..maybe that can help you guys out...I found out yesterday there is one saddle fitter in the valley..he is like 80 yrs old and takes a long time to get the saddle finished and then he forgets to call you back to tell you your saddle is done.... =/
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If I were you, I'd try a dressage whip instead of a crop. It goes behind your leg, so the horse gets more of a leg-whip connection.

Yeah, she looks *pissed.* I knew a 25yo horse that did that kind of thing.. he started biting and bloating to avoid the girth.. and now has a permanent head-throw(not the good kind) because his back hurts so bad. My old coach doesn't care and still lets a girl run the crap outta him. She may still have a bit of pain with your weight in the saddle-- that's why she doesn't react to touches?

Try to get as many IRL opinions as possible. DIFFERENT vets, chiros, massage therapists, saddle fitters.. *something* is bothering her.
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i don't know of any massage therapists...I can get a chiro out....maaaaybe a saddle fitter if I can find one.I put up ads and have had no luck :(
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you are on the wrong diagonal but your posting looks ok but, I can't tell because it's to short of a video.

Heels down, toes in!

Other than that looking good.
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post #8 of 118 Old 01-10-2011, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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thank you.
How can I make sure I'm on the correct diagonal?
I will get a better video..I know this wasn't a good one.
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post #9 of 118 Old 01-10-2011, 12:27 AM
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I got out an actual crop as she moves with that...I don't have to hit her with it but when she sees it she trots and keeps trotting.

I was told she looks in pain. I don't know what to do as when I touch her back and such she isn't sore. I can put a saddle on her perfectly fine..sometimes she is a bit grumpy but she doesn't try to bite or anything anymore.She has been like this since I got her. Also she is like this when I ride bareback...help?

She looks very off in her hind legs, I want to say the outside (right) stifle.


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post #10 of 118 Old 01-10-2011, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
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She looks very off in her hind legs, I want to say the outside (right) stifle.

what do you mean? like an old injury?
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