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        09-28-2009, 01:06 PM

    Haha ok so here goes.
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        09-28-2009, 02:04 PM
    Pretty horse! Nice pix
        09-28-2009, 04:19 PM
    You have a beautiful base that will give you lots of room to move up, nice heel with a nicely flexed ankle, although you could angle the outside of the stirrup forward a bit so that the stirrup is perpindicular too your horse's side.

    You back is very flat and head and eyes looking up, and you are using a very nice short crest release keeping contact but giving him plenty of room to stretch his neck. However, you are jumping ahead of your horse in all three pictures and laying down on his back. It feels like you are getting out of his way but in reality you are burdening his front end. Try some gymnastics to work on a light fold of the upper body and allowing your horses front end to come up underneath you and gently close your hip angle. This should be an easy fix for you because of your solid base.
        09-28-2009, 08:56 PM
    You're a little low on your horse, and too far in front of the pommel your leg placement is great (I wish mine was that good!) For your back, you might want to lift up your shoulders a little, just so your neck and back don't make such a sharp angle. Those are really great pictures! I love seeing buckskins and duns in the jumping circuit! (My boy is a red dun)
        09-28-2009, 09:02 PM
    I actually show him pleasure, trail ride, rope off of him, dressage, and work cows haha he's the best!
        09-29-2009, 12:30 AM
    Looking good.
        09-29-2009, 12:41 AM
    Just fyi...in the words of george morris, who is basically the father of refined equitation, your back should be parallel to your horses and your toes turned at an angle depending on your own conformation. Your elbows in a straight line toy the horse mouth and your head looking straight ahead.
        09-29-2009, 12:45 AM
    Green Broke
    Your horse is STUNNING! You two look great I think.
        09-29-2009, 12:51 AM
    I think your position is a little exaggerated for the size of the jumps, but overall it's quite good

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