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        06-15-2013, 09:16 PM
      #31
    Yearling
    Oh duh. I just read through the thread again, and you said you already tried to lengthen them. Sorry for suggesting what you already tried. Still... I can't help but think your stirrup-length almost looks like you're ready to go jumping. You said you lose your iron at a canter with a longer stirrup. You shouldn't. I wonder, at a canter, do you clench on with your legs almost as if you're riding bareback? That can bring your leg and heel up and out of the stirrup. Relax at the canter, sit with your back tall and upright and your butt deep into the seat. Let your butt and thighs just melt into the saddle, and make your legs molten lead, flowing into your heels. Don't clamp on.

    I love your position when you're up in the posting trot. Many people really lose their leg at that point, and you just have a really nice heel underneath you and a nice up[right posture. Very nice. You are quite far out of the saddle on the "up" of the post, which again makes me think that your stirrups really are too short.
         
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        06-15-2013, 11:06 PM
      #32
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    I don't lose my irons, I lose my leg position and my leg goes forward. Tinylinys suggestion will help that.

    The newest photos are with the stirrups longer than the other photos, so I need a critique on those
         
        06-16-2013, 01:47 AM
      #33
    Super Moderator
    This is the best pic, IMO. Nice seat, gently looking in direction of travel, solid leg. Just get your thumbs on top and close your hands. (the same old same old)

         
        06-16-2013, 04:25 AM
      #34
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    Thank you tiny!!! I have a few more shots that I will put up tomorrow - might even have time for the video!
    In the most recent ones, my stirrups are a hole longer compared to every other post.does it look better? I find that I need differe t stirrup lengths for diferent horses, and even western, I have a shorter stirrup on Squiggy.
         
        06-16-2013, 07:24 AM
      #35
    Weanling
    I don't have any critique apart from what has already been noted - but I wanted to say you can see your improving with each and every set of videos/photos you put up!
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        06-16-2013, 12:18 PM
      #36
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    Thank you :)
    I guess im living proof that yes you don't absolutely need lessons to improve.
    Also, the part I like most is how much my horse improves from post to post.
         
        06-16-2013, 04:39 PM
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    English - June 15 - YouTube
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        06-16-2013, 09:17 PM
      #38
    Yearling
    Comments re: your last video...

    You know what I REALLY love? On the slow-motion clips, I want you to take a good look at your hands when you're posting. They don't move. First, that's a good indicator that you feel nicely balanced, so you're not pulling on the reins for balance. Second, your hose will thank you by doing just what he's doing: he's holding his head nicely and not fighting you at the mouth at all. He's comfortable.

    Yes, you are living proof that you can do great without lessons. However, you are already a skilled horsewoman, you're willing and wanting to learn, and you're working and working. How many people slap on English tack and say they ride English? And how many people do like you and take videos daily, throw it out to the sharks, and graciously accept and try advice and work through things? YOU can (and it's paying off). Most people can't.

    Just one question. How do you feel you're progressing? How happy and comfortable do you feel on your horse now compared to your first couple rides? You both look much happier. It looks fun now.

    P.S. Your horse is improving because you are!
         
        06-16-2013, 09:37 PM
      #39
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    Originally Posted by QHriderKE    
    Thank you tiny!!! I have a few more shots that I will put up tomorrow - might even have time for the video!
    In the most recent ones, my stirrups are a hole longer compared to every other post.does it look better? I find that I need differe t stirrup lengths for diferent horses, and even western, I have a shorter stirrup on Squiggy.

    I haven't watched your vids yet, but the different stirrup length thing is so true. I always wondered about that, but it's because the more round the horse is, the more of your leg it takes up with it's barrel, and so you may need to lengthen the stirrup to get the needed angle to post. While a more narrow horse allows your leg to drop more straight down, and you might need to take the stirrups up a notch. Fortunately, English stirrups are so easy to adjust.

    Now, onto the newest videos!!
         
        06-16-2013, 09:43 PM
      #40
    Yearling
    Actually, at the very beginning of your ride, your hands are a little busy. Look at the clip around 00:32 in. Look at your hands, and look at his head and mouth (and ears) in response. Then compare to the later clips. Huge difference.
         

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