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post #11 of 23 Old 02-21-2013, 10:12 AM
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In the video I really like your leg. It's solid and stable, but I agree with everyone that your leg would benefit from your stirrups going up. As far as the flatwork he looks a wee bit pooky and like he's not rounding or half halting. He is super cute though and you guys look great together! For exercises I would suggest no stirrup work to help with the pumping of your body (I have the same problem and no stirrup work helps me tons with that) and for him maybe getting rounder and coming into contact with the bit doing suppeling exercises (lots of circles, flexing and counter flexing, ect) but really you two look like a super pair!
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post #12 of 23 Old 02-23-2013, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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To me, it would depend on a few factors. Is it going to be warm where you are that time of year? Is is a hunter, jumper, or eventing clinic? and is the clinician a huge name like Madden? Or just someone local in your area? These all sort of change my opinion on what should be worn in a clinic.
Yes, it will be warm.
The first is a Hunter Under Saddle Clinic. It is with "Terry Myers."
The second is with "Julie Goodnight," and is a simple 'refining your cueing, transitions, and collection' clinic. There will be one Western and one English rider, me being the English rider.
I'll need opinions on how to dress to both individually :) Thank you!!

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Thank you!! I have been slacking off on the no stirrup work.. and circles/flexing sound like a great idea, we are always looking for things to work on! :) Thank you for your lovely compliments!!

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post #13 of 23 Old 02-23-2013, 10:57 PM
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I don't know anything about HUS... so i will leave that for someone whom is up to date on what is appropriate for that kind of clinic. As for the one with Julie, I would wear some nice breeches, field boots, and a polo shirt tucked in. I would wear a nice belt, and some clean low profile spurs should you need them/if you have them. Clean helmet, clean tack, clean polos or boots, whatever you happen to use.

Have someone take pictures, so we can see how it went!!

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post #14 of 23 Old 02-24-2013, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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As for the one with Julie, I would wear some nice breeches, field boots, and a polo shirt tucked in. I would wear a nice belt, and some clean low profile spurs should you need them/if you have them. Clean helmet, clean tack, clean polos or boots, whatever you happen to use.
Thank you! I don't use anything on his legs typically - should I put on some sort of leg protection for the clinic? I could use polos...
I will make sure to take LOTS of pictures and videos!! I would like to look back and actually watch the clinic, to see if I can pick up on anything else I missed during, and have reminders of what I need to be working on :) I'd be glad to post them up here.
Also, saddle pads - should I just use my white pad with black trim, or can I get away with my white pad with zebra trim, or a pad with a solid, conservative color? I'm a lover of saddle pads and color, so I'd love to get some color in if I could. But of course, I understand if this is a more formal event where I'd need the white pad.

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I would not use the zebra print pad. Be conservative. You want to be remembered for your nice horse and riding skills, not your saddle pad. I second Oxer about your attire.
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when i ride in jumper shows, my horse goes in black polos, black ear nets, and a black pad. When i school, i will use all sorts of fun and silly colored pads, but if it were me at the clinic, I would sport only my barn colors, or one solid color.

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Thank you both very much Quick, slightly dumb question - would i put polos on all 4, or just front two? Im thinking white saddle pad, white polos, and white polo shirt. Good? Ill probably dress the ssme way for the other clinic, minus the polos. Dont think those are the thing for HUS. Thank you toeveryone for your help with both the critique and the clinics

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I only polo in front. Although... if you're going to be doing lateral work and nice extended trots, all four white polos would look pretty flashy if you can nail the movements!

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Just judging from the pics because my laptop's too slow to watch the video. I'm no expert but from my point of view...you're looking pretty good! As people have said, shorten your stirrups a bit. They should be two holes up from where they are when you're riding on the flat :) Your release looks really good! Try not to throw yourself onto your horse's neck as seen in the 6th pic but you look good in other pics :) Your leg seems to go back a bit in a couple pics but your position in the second and fourth pics look awesome! In those two your heel and bottom are aligned which is a good thing!
Keep up the good work!

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Thank you to everybody, very much!

Cheyennesmom - Thank you!! I have taken my stirrups up, actually got a new saddle, and me and my trainer are working on staying more open, and not closing in on his neck so much. Thanks again for your sugestions!! :)

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