Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Beautiful Pacific Northwest
• Horses: 0
It's really hard to critique off of this video, sorry. When you pass the camera close up, you're going too fast relative to the frame to see anything. When you are on the far-side, the lighting makes it impossible to see much other than your upper body silhouetted against the background light.
The only thing I can critique is your upper body, which is really "pumping". Your body should be far more quiet, allowing your hips to move with the horse. Your arms need to move with the horse's neck and head movement so you don't pop your horse int he mouth, but your upper body should remain pretty much vertical, not rocking back and forth.
If you are bracing against your stirrups when you canter, I'd recommend doing lots of stirrupless or bareback work on a lungeline until you rely on your postition and seat instead of your stirrups.
Just an off-subject tip: no need to bump your post after just an hour or so. It can easily take a day or so before people comment on a post. Be patient.