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post #1 of 9 Old 01-04-2008, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
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My riding

please C&C! Thanx!









Thank you!

I know that I need to work on my release and my chair seat!
But critiquing would be much appreciated!

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post #2 of 9 Old 01-04-2008, 07:43 PM
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Wow!! I love the first horse you are riding!!! He/she is very sharp!!!

On the flat your equitation(from these pics) is basically flawless. In the second picture you are looking at the horses head which you don't want to do, but other than that you look amazing

Jumping:
You need to shorten your stirrup about a hole. Then you will have more of a base to work off of. Once you do that you want to bring your leg forward so that your hip is even with the end of your foot. I believe that you aren't pulling on the horses mouth but it is hard to tell because it appears that you have a longer rein. You want to move your hands up more on the neck, to give a good release.

Hope this helps!!!! And I love all your horses!!!!!!!!

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post #3 of 9 Old 01-05-2008, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Wow!! I love the first horse you are riding!!! He/she is very sharp!!!

On the flat your equitation(from these pics) is basically flawless. In the second picture you are looking at the horses head which you don't want to do, but other than that you look amazing

Jumping:
You need to shorten your stirrup about a hole. Then you will have more of a base to work off of. Once you do that you want to bring your leg forward so that your hip is even with the end of your foot. I believe that you aren't pulling on the horses mouth but it is hard to tell because it appears that you have a longer rein. You want to move your hands up more on the neck, to give a good release.

Hope this helps!!!! And I love all your horses!!!!!!!!

Thank you!!! Good tips! :)

Ya, Sorbe is really pretty, I love her!

I do need to work on my release! Ha, it's really bad right now! Lol!

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post #4 of 9 Old 01-30-2008, 08:59 AM
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I agree on what everybody has said, but in some of the flat pictures you have puppy dog hands. In one of the pictures you were defaintly pulling on the horses mouth. You can do that with a short rein and a long rein. I won't go much further because you already know your mistakes in jumping. Very nice riding on the flat.
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post #5 of 9 Old 01-30-2008, 10:23 AM
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Hmm from what I can tell, in all the flat pictures you need to bend more at your elbow, both lifting your hands and turning those thumbs up. Nice leg though. When in the closecontact saddle try putting htose stirrups up though.

Also, only jump in the CC. Dressage saddles will not put you in a proper o/f position.

Same with the release. Hold a mane a stride or two out, get down in you heel, and fold with your upper body; a stronger leg should help with your release.

Lovely horses!
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post #6 of 9 Old 01-30-2008, 03:51 PM
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You look very good on the flat. The only things I noticed is that you're looking down in the second pic and also it appears that you have puppy paws, especially in the first pic.

For jumping I know this was already said but please, please don't use your dressage saddle for jumping. It was not designed for that and could damage your horses back. As for your position you need to bring your leg forward and also give more of a release. Also, it looks like your toe is turned too far away from the horse's side. On the other hand your back is nice and flat and you are looking ahead.

Good job and keep up the hard work.
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post #7 of 9 Old 01-30-2008, 06:21 PM
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I didn'teven look close enough to see you had a dressage saddle for jumping. A big no no.lol
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post #8 of 9 Old 01-31-2008, 01:52 AM
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Your flat pictures look pretty nice! I like your posture and that you're looking where you're going. People have already mentioned the 'puppy dog' hands and that you need to lift your hands a little and bend your elbows. There should be a straight line from your elbow through the rein, to the bit. Your leg looks nice with your heel under your hip, your toes slightly turned out and more weight on the inside of your foot. For better flexability and stability your stirrup should be angled so it sits on the balls of your feet, but closer to the front of your pinky toe.
The jumping picture is a classic picture of "jumping ahead": when you jump 'for your horse' instead of allowing him to come up to you. The thrust of your horse's jump should close your hip and knee angle as your leg stays the same. In the picture you can see that you're in front of the saddle (instead of in the middle) and your lower leg has slipped way back (your stirrup should hang perpindicular to the ground). This is also caused by gripping with your knees instead of having an even contact through your thigh/knee/calf. (makes your lower leg swing back)Your knees are not closed enough from having a too long stirrup (probably since you're in a dressage saddle!). Your back is nice and flat and you're looking up to where your horse is going next. And yes, as everyone has already mentioned... you need to release. :) Your horse will love you even more for it! A great start though!
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post #9 of 9 Old 02-23-2008, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you everybody for the nice comments and tips!!!! Much appreciated!!

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I <3 you Magic!

He knows when you're happy
He knows when you're comfortable
He knows when you're confident
And he always knows when you have carrots.
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