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        05-07-2007, 01:51 PM
      #1
    Yearling
    how is my riding?

    This is a picture from a show yesterday, this was in equitation, can anyone improve me?



    Thanks any thoughts will be appreiciated x x x
         
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        05-07-2007, 04:34 PM
      #2
    Green Broke
    Wow you look fab!
    Where abouts in UK was it?
    Only thing I would say, is lower legs could do with being a bit further forward, and arms look a little too straight/no give but overall, good seat, good straight back, you look great. How did you do?
         
        05-07-2007, 04:50 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    Its kind of seems like your looking down a little other then that you look awesome!but your seat is very good and overall position Your horse is very pretty.
         
        05-07-2007, 08:50 PM
      #4
    Started
    You look great. But I have to agree with Hunter Girlie. You do look like your looking down a bit. But you and your horse look great. All snazzled up!
         
        05-07-2007, 09:42 PM
      #5
    Yearling
    Lower your stirrups about 3 holes.
         
        05-07-2007, 10:15 PM
      #6
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    Kirsty notice her sturips are crossed over the pummel....how can she lower them by 3? I get my husnad to take pic's when i'm ridding so I can critque them my self later, take a ruler to your pic and see if you line up, head , shoulders, elbow, knees and heels should be lined up which you have except for your leg's they are to far back but other then that you look great
         
        05-08-2007, 06:33 AM
      #7
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by KANSAS_TWISTER
    kirsty notice her sturips are crossed over the pummel....how can she lower them by 3? I get my husnad to take pic's when i'm ridding so I can critque them my self later, take a ruler to your pic and see if you line up, head , shoulders, elbow, knees and heels should be lined up which you have except for your leg's they are to far back but other then that you look great
    Thanks for pointing that out.

    Since you have no stirrups your leg still needs to be lengthened. If your legs have drawn up the way they have, you are clinging with your legs rather then sitting with a deep seat. You can have a relaxed and elongated leg while still having the invisible line drawn throughout your body. When you have lengthened your leg and relaxed your hip joint, your leg will naturally fall under you, correcting any forced position. You can see the forced position in your ankle as well, it is very stiff. Relaxing from the hip will help eliminate this also.
    I can't quite tell, but I believe your wrist are crooked as well. Thumbs upward and no puppy dog paws.
    And if we are to be VERY picky, I would like to see more engagement from your horse. He/she is not quite tracking up. This could be do to stiffening up your position and enclosing your horses energy. When you are able to relax your seat rather then grip on, a larger more engaged trot won't be difficult to sit.
    Very lovely pair!
         
        05-14-2007, 12:50 AM
      #8
    Foal
    The person who said you need to put your legs a bit more forward is totally full of them selves just make sure you keep ya ears, shoulders,and heels all in line
         
        05-14-2007, 03:37 AM
      #9
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mathew
    The person who said you need to put your legs a bit more forward is totally full of them selves just make sure you keep ya ears, shoulders,and heels all in line
    Do you mean me? :(
         
        05-14-2007, 10:48 PM
      #10
    Foal
    Sorry taht was my sis she has to use my account until I make her another 1 butb besides the part where she sais you are full of ya self the rest I think is true
         

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