08-04-2012, 01:32 PM
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The thing that I immediately focused in this series of photos is your horse's front end. I come from a hunter background, and moved to jumpers and eventers later in my career, so I am a bit of a "form snob" - I am pickier about form than a lot of jumpers and eventers.
That said, your horse is loose and uneven enough in front to be a real concern to me. He has one knee lower than the other, and one forearm below horizontal in each of the jumping photos. I the 5th photo, it looks as if he's really hung a leg or left one leg back. In the last photo, the dramatic split between his forelegs is a concern - that's the type of jumping form that can catch a rail very easily.
He doesn't look like he has any trouble over fences at this height, and he has plenty of ability, more like he's gotten lazy or careless being schooled over low fences and just doesn't bother to tuck neatly. In that last photo he appears to just be stepping over the fence without a lot of effort.
Is this the height you normally show or compete? Does he tighten up over larger fences?
I would like to see him working through gymnastics, tight technical distances, etc., to see if his form changes. I'd also be thinking of ways to school fewer fences and have them count for more; my suspicion is that this is a capable horse who has gotten bored drilled over low fences repeatedly.
Agree with the critique Gypsygirl already gave you on your equitation.