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post #11 of 24 Old 06-29-2011, 11:08 AM
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Congrats I think you both look lovely! :) It makes me so happy when I see riders holding there reins correctly and not like puppy paws or piano hands! Kudos to you on that. I think you leg position look nice and solid, no need to turn your toes out any further than that. They are almost 'too turned out' It may just be the angles but you do look tipped forward, just remind yourself when your riding to keep a straight line from your ear to hip to heel.
In the second picture you look funky because your twisting your upper body and your inside shoulder has come forward. Maybe you were over compensating for losing your balance? Check to make sure your stirrups feel even. Personally I have to have my right stirrup a half a hole shorter for me to feel and be even.
With your concerns about your arms/the bend in your elbow, try lengthening you reins a notch or two so you can bring your upper body back with out pulling in your horses mouth and getting the bend in your elbow, yet still keeping the contact.
Well there is my 3 cents....
Keep up the good work you look like you have a bright future :)

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post #12 of 24 Old 06-29-2011, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Congrats I think you both look lovely! :) It makes me so happy when I see riders holding there reins correctly and not like puppy paws or piano hands! Kudos to you on that. I think you leg position look nice and solid, no need to turn your toes out any further than that. They are almost 'too turned out' It may just be the angles but you do look tipped forward, just remind yourself when your riding to keep a straight line from your ear to hip to heel.
In the second picture you look funky because your twisting your upper body and your inside shoulder has come forward. Maybe you were over compensating for losing your balance? Check to make sure your stirrups feel even. Personally I have to have my right stirrup a half a hole shorter for me to feel and be even.
With your concerns about your arms/the bend in your elbow, try lengthening you reins a notch or two so you can bring your upper body back with out pulling in your horses mouth and getting the bend in your elbow, yet still keeping the contact.
Well there is my 3 cents....
Keep up the good work you look like you have a bright future :)
Thank you!

I used to have piano hands, but I always envision holding two ice cream cones that cannot drip or fall in my hands while riding. Helped tremendously!

I never actually noticed before these pictures I turned my toes out so much Who knows! Haha!

My instructor did mention my left stirrup looked higher than the right, probably because the left one gets stretched more when you mount. I'll look into that

I'll also try that! You're chop full of good ideas!

Thank you again for the critique, it really does help!

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post #13 of 24 Old 06-30-2011, 12:19 PM
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I was scrolling through and was like hey that looks familiar. Just have to say that I've shown at the same place a few times before.

I'm not very good at critiquing, but just couldn't help but post about the arena.
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post #14 of 24 Old 06-30-2011, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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I was scrolling through and was like hey that looks familiar. Just have to say that I've shown at the same place a few times before.

I'm not very good at critiquing, but just couldn't help but post about the arena.
That's awesome! I love LVR, just a fun, local show!

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post #15 of 24 Old 07-01-2011, 02:09 PM
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That's awesome! I love LVR, just a fun, local show!
I've done a few gymkhanas there, its a nice facility. =)
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post #16 of 24 Old 07-01-2011, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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I've done a few gymkhanas there, its a nice facility. =)
It is My friend does gymkhanas there (or did). Pretty fun!

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post #17 of 24 Old 07-03-2011, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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Friendly bump!

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post #18 of 24 Old 07-04-2011, 01:49 AM
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You need to bring your toes forward and also make sure that there is a line from your ear to elbow to heel. Also try to not push your thumbs downwards..bring them up like your doing a semi thumbs up sign :)
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post #19 of 24 Old 07-04-2011, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
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You need to bring your toes forward and also make sure that there is a line from your ear to elbow to heel. Also try to not push your thumbs downwards..bring them up like your doing a semi thumbs up sign :)
Thank you! I know, my seat is by no means perfect!

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post #20 of 24 Old 07-05-2011, 09:33 PM
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don't worry mine still is'nt!! Its the hardest thing to work on! :P

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