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post #1 of 7 Old 05-05-2011, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Jumping Critique Please !

Hey all! So I had a show recently and here are a few pictures I'd appreciate some critique on. Go crazy . Thanks in advanced.
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-05-2011, 08:57 PM
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I don't have anything to critique on but I LOVE your cross country colours!

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post #3 of 7 Old 05-05-2011, 09:13 PM
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You look great! Maybe your leg has swung back a bit? You look very solid though!

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post #4 of 7 Old 05-05-2011, 09:16 PM
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*nods* I agree with the above post. Looks like you need to plant your heels down some more so your leg doesn't swing back.
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post #5 of 7 Old 05-05-2011, 09:19 PM
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Your leg is too far behind the girth. It's a little hard to tell, but it also looks like in one or two of the pictures that your heels are up. It's only a few pictures so I can't say anything about possible heel habits but perhaps it might be something to keep in mind?

In the third picture it appears that you're hunched over- remember to keep your back nicely arched! In the first two pictures you had a pretty good arch. I'd prefer to see your torso just a smidge farther away from your horse's neck but that may just be my preference. You look very good, keep up the nice work!
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post #6 of 7 Old 05-05-2011, 09:39 PM
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like what everyone else has said ... leg needs to be more foward. while schooling, imagine your feet are on a dash board lol
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post #7 of 7 Old 05-07-2011, 09:30 AM
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You look like you have quite a strong upper body, but it is clear in all three pictures that you are pinching with your knee. This has caused your lower leg to slide back and your heel to come up. As others have said, remember to drop your weight into your heels and use your calves as your base of support. Sometimes when schooling, it helps to remember to turn your knee off the saddle so that your calf is holding in place on your horse's side. Don't do this excessively as you do not want to have your toes sticking out, but it will hopefully help fix the knee problem!

In the last photo, I would like to see you open your chest up so that your back doesn't round, but judging from your other photo's, I think it was just a fluke.

I do like your long release, your FAB. upper body and how you manage to keep yourself balanced over the seat without a good base of support! Overall, not too shabby :) Keep up the great work.
And gorgeous horse !

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