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    08-06-2007, 11:43 AM
  #1
Foal
Me and my New forest pony (riding).

Hi, I am new to this site, I hope I will get some good and usefull tips anyway.

My englisch isn't great, because I am from the netherlands.

About my pony, she is 17 years old (i am 16), and always used to pull a wagon because she wasn't really rideable in her younger years.

Step (she started really tenshioned).


Still not great.




Going to the other side


Gosh my feet :O


Im sitting like a sack of patatoes :o




Gallop


And at last (after 20 minutes of stepping).
     
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    08-06-2007, 02:44 PM
  #2
Foal
I can't see the photos you uploaded. Did you us the "upload picture" button? That's what I use, and I works everytime for me.
     
    08-06-2007, 11:13 PM
  #3
Foal
Aww I used to have a New Forest/Welsh Pony cross.

So cute :)
     
    08-06-2007, 11:47 PM
  #4
Foal
I can't see it either????
     
    08-07-2007, 05:11 AM
  #5
Foal
Your feet have slipped to far in the stirrups
She's very pretty by the way
     
    08-07-2007, 10:34 AM
  #6
Foal
Ok, I can see them now, but what is "step"?
     
    08-07-2007, 02:40 PM
  #7
Foal
First of all cute pony! She looks like a sweetheart and is very pretty =]!
I'm not sure what stepping is so I will just critique your position. Overall you look great, just a few little things to remember. Heels down and keep your leg underneath you (I think you may benifit from shortening your stirrups a hole or 2). Keep your shoulders back and head up. Your hands are a bit hard to see but in a couple pics it looks like you have piano hands so just remember to keep your thumbs on top. I hope I helped some !
     
    05-30-2009, 05:33 AM
  #8
Green Broke
She looks so cute, Heels down, and keep your legs underneath you other wise you looked nice
     
    05-30-2009, 11:46 AM
  #9
Foal
Your stirrups are vv long, could do with putting them up1 or 2 wholes, and you seem to be looking down alot, looking up will balance your wight up!
     
    05-30-2009, 12:11 PM
  #10
Weanling
Stepping I'm assuming is trotting guys :)

And gallop is what we would call a canter. I have a German friend and they use that for canter and gallop :)

Considering it looks like she's in a dressage saddle long stirrup length is acceptable, although I think your really not supposed to have to reach your foot down to be touching the stirrup, I would move it up a hole or possibly two. Your feet are too far in the stirrups, but that's probably from reaching for the stirrup. Very cute pony :)
     

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