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        07-19-2011, 03:31 PM
      #1
    Yearling
    Hunter show critique

    I took the horse I ride to his second show this past Sunday. He did very well he got first place in all the jumping classes we entered.

    He is still green, and I would like to know what I should improve on and what I should be working on. Thanks!


    This round was his best, I think.

         
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        07-19-2011, 03:39 PM
      #2
    Foal
    I didn't get to see much as my computer hates videos, and the second video wouldn't cooperate.

    But from what I did see of the first video you really need to work on your release. You're relying on your reins and to get out of that saddle it seems. You're lucky you have a good, honest horse who doesn't buck you right outta the saddle for that.

    On the other hand, you have a very nice stable leg. And you seem to jump with the horse, you're not over jumping.

    Just fix your release and you'll be good!
         
        07-19-2011, 03:50 PM
      #3
    Yearling
    Thanks! I know I need to work on that...I don't follow his mouth. Don't worry...I have been bucked off by a different horse for that. You'd think I would have learned.
         
        07-19-2011, 03:50 PM
      #4
    Yearling
    Since you're doing hunters, try riding in more of a 3 point seat instead of a fixed seat, this is preferred by most hunter judges. Def work on the release but everything else looks nice. Also maybe do some exercises at home to get him softer up to the fences
         
        07-19-2011, 03:55 PM
      #5
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by FoxyRoxy1507    
    since you're doing hunters, try riding in more of a 3 point seat instead of a fixed seat, this is preferred by most hunter judges. Def work on the release but everything else looks nice. Also maybe do some exercises at home to get him softer up to the fences

    What type of exercises would you suggest?
         
        07-19-2011, 04:07 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    I agree with the other posters, def try to give him some more release. First video looked like your timing was a little off, looked like you got ahead of him once or twice. Second video was a great round though!!
         
        07-19-2011, 04:14 PM
      #7
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by loveyourhorse    
    i agree with the other posters, def try to give him some more release. First video looked like your timing was a little off, looked like you got ahead of him once or twice. Second video was a great round though!!

    You're right..that is my main problem. I get ahead of him, that's why I don't ride in a half seat, because I constantly keep saying over and over in my head, "wait, wait, wait".
         
        07-19-2011, 04:22 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    It looks like your video says he is only 3... the main thing I have learned with young/green horses is to just sit back. Keep doing what you're doing, reminding yourself to "wait, wait, wait" and it will eventually become habit. Everything else looks great though! :)

    i'm currently getting my 3 yr old ready for showing so i'm in the same boat as you are :)
         
        07-19-2011, 04:34 PM
      #9
    Banned
    Not sure if you were looking for things for just you to work on or for your to work on with this horse. Everyone else covered you. A couple of things for the horse, though I think 3 is kind of young to be tossing full courses at them.

    Tempo. You want a nice even tempo. He should not pull you to the base of the jump and then what feels like takes a breath (pauses) before the jump.

    Straight lines. Finding the jumps will be much easier once he learns how to make a straight line to and after the jump.
         
        07-19-2011, 05:43 PM
      #10
    Foal
    Because he is still only 3 I would probs say to work on his rythem as that is ok but not perfect at the moment. Once you have rythem you can start asking for lengthening or shortening a tad so the approches work better and you don't get behind or infront.
    He is beautiful though!
         

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