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post #1 of 19 Old 08-01-2013, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Talking How's My EQ? And My Horse?

This was from about a month ago! My horse and I were just doing some flat work! Wouldn't mind some advice for my horse either! I don't have access to a coach so I would love any sort of critique!

Thanks a lot!!
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post #2 of 19 Old 08-01-2013, 09:38 PM
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post #3 of 19 Old 08-01-2013, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Hope it works now!
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post #4 of 19 Old 08-01-2013, 10:17 PM
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I would bend your elbows a bit, point your thumbs up, and shoulders back a TAD....but you look great in my opinion.
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post #5 of 19 Old 08-01-2013, 11:16 PM
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xlionesss pretty much got it all. Just wanted to add that when bending your elbow, you want a straight line from elbow to bit. Shoulders back for sure, and rotate your pelvis a bit - you want to be sitting on your seat, not your pubic bone. Also, if you just add a bit of leg you'll have a horse who moves REALLY nicely, but right now your horse isn't stepping under itself to its full potential. This tells me you're not using your leg effectively or enough, and I'm guessing that it's not enough considering that you have an excellent leg! :) Hope this helps.
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post #6 of 19 Old 08-01-2013, 11:58 PM
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Oh I'm so proud of myself! I haven't have formal lessons in 6 years LOL
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post #7 of 19 Old 08-02-2013, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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xlionesss got it all. Just wanted to add that when bending your elbow, you want a straight line from elbow to bit. Shoulders back for sure, and rotate your pelvis a bit - you want to be sitting on your seat, not your pubic bone. Also, if you just add a bit of leg you'll have a horse who moves REALLY nicely, but right now your horse isn't stepping under itself to its full potential. This tells me you're not using your leg effectively or enough, and I'm guessing that it's not enough considering that you have an excellent leg! :) Hope this helps.
Thanks so much! I have had some problems with my shoulders ever since I tore my rotator cuff this winter. The one shoulder is still stiff and the other one tagged in on the bad habit. Really gotta work on that!! Thanks again for your time! I really appreciate it!
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post #8 of 19 Old 08-02-2013, 12:12 AM
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I'd roll your hips underneath you more so your butt isn't jutting out. Your hands are literally a hair too low (I'm being picky) And relax your chest/shoulders. You seem a little tense.

But looking lovely :)

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post #9 of 19 Old 08-02-2013, 12:26 AM
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Looks good, but you can bring your hands up.
Is that photo photoshopped? Like your horse has a halo around his body.
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post #10 of 19 Old 08-02-2013, 12:40 AM
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shoulders back, try lifting them up, then back and dropping them, that's a good place for your shoulders. Relax pretend like you're made of jelly if you fall that tense you're more likely to get injured. Bend elbows, trust me steering way easier when your arms aren't stiff.

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