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post #21 of 27 Old 04-26-2009, 11:26 PM
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TBH I don't get the point to why you post.
You asked for critique (I agree with Sypder and JDI) and aren't satsified with it and cause a scene.
It seems like you were posting to get a reaction out of people, and you sure got it.
A shame you wish to leave, but I'd be lying if I didn't think it was a good idea, this is a forum where there are a lot of opinions, and you just don't seem to find anything of value in them, if they contradict your own.
I wish you all the best.

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post #22 of 27 Old 04-27-2009, 12:05 AM
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Since I get paid to teach and I told you EXACTLY what I would tell my students I hardly see what I have posted as unprofessional.

I have students that have been with me for over 15 years and over more than just one horse so I guess they feel I am professional enough.

I also was a national dressage carded judge (gave it up due to scheduling problems) and got paid for that with shows asking me to return the following year so I must have been doing something right there also.

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post #23 of 27 Old 04-27-2009, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Trissacar View Post
No you don't.
And one of the reasons i'm leaving is cuz everyone contradicts me in a unprofessional way. If they did that in real life they'd lose customers/clients ever other day.
Not everyone is a professional here. We all share our opinions, and its up to people to accept that two people will have different thoughts... which you have shown on numerous times that "people are attacking or contradicting you"... and cannot accept that. I understand some people don't have a nice reception for you due to your constant disagreement with people. It comes from both sides of the fence... if you wish to gain respect, you have to offer it... not say people are constantly wrong.
I apologise for offending if I have, but this is my opinion, and I am entitled to it. You've have several people, like myself point this out to you, hoping it will help you stay and try to get the hang of this place, but sometimes the horseforum isn't for everyone.
I sincerely wish you can find a place that suits you if you do leave.

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post #24 of 27 Old 04-27-2009, 12:15 AM
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Oh my goodness. Agreed with Spyder.
YOU need to sit well before you can expect your horse to do anything right. What I see in the halt is a horse who is wide behind, on the forehand and a rider who is tense and staring down. I would guess that this halt was set up, and not stricktly from a transition, you probably placed the horse's legs. It just isn't natural looking.
Good luck in your career Trissacar.
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Sorry, Trissacar, I don't understand how we gave advice in an unprofessional way. If you were in a lesson of mine, I would give you the same advice - to fix your position (back straight, arms, etc) first before worrying about anything else.
If you were looking to do a halt, then I would ask you to drive your horse into a halt, but make sure you aren't sacrificing your positon to do so.
If your horse was getting heavy on the forehand (which it looks like she is) then I would suggest some other exercises.
I would praise you when due and criticise when due. If your teacher is currently praising every little thing you do, it's time to find a new teacher because you aren't learning.
Your horses legs are more square in this picture than the last few you posted, but that is not what a halt is all about.

If you would like us to critique you like a green rider, here goes:
You have the lovely beginnings of a halt. I would suggest that you rock your pelvis a bit so your back is straight, and keep your elbows bent. Remember to breathe and relax you look very tense! The next step is getting her to lighten up in the front end, but that will come with practise, but you have a lovely start right now.

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post #26 of 27 Old 04-27-2009, 07:27 AM
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I think your horse looks a bit unbalanced and on the forehand. I believe a halt should be equal weight on all four hooves, and in the picture it looks like the horse is leaning on the two front more than the hind. This could have come from an unbalanced walk, or maybe you lost your balance and impulsion through a poorly prepared transition. Everyone else has given good advice. A lot of what goes into a good halt is the quality or the preceding pace and the execution of the transition.

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post #27 of 27 Old 04-27-2009, 10:49 AM
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This thread has been locked. The Original Poster has received the critique and some very good information. The thread is heading in an unhelpful direction. Thank you everyone for posting clear critiques.
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