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    07-08-2009, 12:26 AM
  #1
Yearling
Jumping, flat, confo critique--IMG heavy

Okay, so this is a mare that I tried out yesterday. She is a 15.2hh Quarter Horse, Paint, Thoroughbred cross (she is my little mutt, haha). She is 14 years old and has been showing 2'6-2'9 and is ready to start showing 3'. We are going to buy her, I just wanted to share.

Please be nice to me, this is my very first time riding her, I haven't been able to jump for a month, and I have been riding crazy TBs, so she is a little different.

PS: Her name is Mocha. All riding pictures are for critique on my only, not Mocha. Confo shots are on Mocha. Also I know she looks like she has a roached back, but she is really built.

Thanks!!
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    07-08-2009, 12:28 AM
  #2
Yearling
Here are the confo shots. She is standing on a down hill in these, she isnt built down hill. The last picture was just for the cuteness factor. :)
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    07-08-2009, 03:52 AM
  #3
Weanling
Awww ,shes a gorgeous girl! Beautiful face on her. The only thing I would point out is your stirrups look a little shrot on the flatwork. For your first ride on her, you look fantastic!
     
    07-08-2009, 10:34 AM
  #4
Yearling
She is very cute, I think you did a good job. I am guessing your stirrups are that length since you were jumping. What type of showing are you planning on doing?
     
    07-08-2009, 11:23 AM
  #5
Green Broke
Very pretty! I think you should just lower your stirrups a hole or two. But some people prefer them shorter, so what ever feels comfy for you.
     
    07-08-2009, 12:57 PM
  #6
Yearling
Thanks guys!!

Yeah, I thought they were short, but it didnt really bother me, haha. I was wearing my boots that give me an inch rise, so they were even shorter then normal, if that makes sense. If I keep on wearing those boots while riding (which im planning on doing) I will lower them a whole or so.

Are there any riding faults or conformation faults?
     
    07-08-2009, 01:06 PM
  #7
Green Broke
Conformation- the only thing I see is that she's built a bit downhill. But I'm not a confo expert. Especially on Paints. But she's super cute!

Riding- you are doing a really good job of sinking you weight in your heels and having a good lower leg (I'm jealous! Can't do it for my life!). You are also doing a really nice job of staying over her center. The one thing I see is that you have "piano hands". Just remember to keep your thumbs on top and it will fix that. The horse will respect your contact more if you fix those. I have trouble with those too!

Overall, you are doing a great job! Cute horse! I love paints :)
     
    07-08-2009, 01:17 PM
  #8
Foal
You might want to think about shortening your stirrups a hole or two and it looks like your looking down try opening up your shoulders but other than that you look great and she's a cutiee
     
    07-08-2009, 01:41 PM
  #9
Yearling
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Originally Posted by eventerdrew    
Conformation- the only thing I see is that she's built a bit downhill. But I'm not a confo expert. Especially on Paints. But she's super cute!

Riding- you are doing a really good job of sinking you weight in your heels and having a good lower leg (I'm jealous! Can't do it for my life!). You are also doing a really nice job of staying over her center. The one thing I see is that you have "piano hands". Just remember to keep your thumbs on top and it will fix that. The horse will respect your contact more if you fix those. I have trouble with those too!

Overall, you are doing a great job! Cute horse! I love paints :)
Thanks drew! :)
I think she was standing on a down hill, but you may be right. Its pretty commen in paints and QHs.

Haha, I have no idea when my leg was being so amazing, but I hope it stays that way! Piano hands are my worse fault, I will make sure and work on that. I've been getting a little better.

Mocha is amazing, she keeps me focused and attentive, but makes me feel like a great rider. I've never ridden this well, ever. Im getting her this Sunday!

Is there anything else that anyone saw? I have a show next weekend with her so I want to get the best I can before it :)
     
    07-08-2009, 01:44 PM
  #10
Yearling
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Originally Posted by vbrill    
you might want to think about shortening your stirrups a hole or two and it looks like your looking down try opening up your shoulders but other than that you look great and she's a cutiee
I didnt think I was, but I might have been. So you probably right. Whoops! Yeah, I tend to slouch, so I will work on that. Thank you! :)
     

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