Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck
That saddle looks way too small for you. You should be able to get a full hand behind you. You do have a chair seat, but it's probably the small saddle pushing you off balance.
In the jumping pic, you are relying completely on your knee for support. Ideally your lower leg should be in continuous contact all the way down the horse's sides.
You horse appears stiff and resistant. In a few pics, he's traveling one direction but looking the other. Maybe a few exercises such as spiral-in/spiral-out, serpentines and riding squares using mostly outside rein will help teach him to flex properly to where you can see his inside eyelash and nostril.
That's all I have. Beautiful horse and I love your choice of jacket color.
yeah it was the barns tack... the horse was a western horse and he is VERY resistant and he was super tense that day :(... I got 2nd and I have no idea how I did it. :( I won't be working with that horse anymore due to the fact I am leaving and going some place else... But thanks! I ve been trying so hard to keep my leg on him.
THanks, it had purple in it and it's my favorite color haha
Oh and after the show my trainer moved and I ended up being taught by the owner of the farm adn she had me doing those exercises :)... now I have a young trainer who just.... I just don't feel it with her... I almost don't like her. Its not her critique it's just how she treats me like I have never ridden before.... I am goining on 6years :p