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post #1 of 16 Old 07-11-2008, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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Please Critique-- Childrens hunter Round

This is me and my horse Orient at our last show. Please Critique and I am very open to any exersizes or things that might help. Thanks!
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post #2 of 16 Old 07-11-2008, 02:01 PM
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He is adorable :)

To start, your lower leg position did not move throughout your entire ride, so kudos! :)

In the first fence on the video you roached your back a bit going over, although its hard to tell but it looks like he may have gotten in a little close so that may be why.

Otherwise, I don't have to many things to pick about. After a few of the fences you stayed forward a little longer, and he was on the forehand a bit. In the one corner his head is tipped to the outside because you are using a lot of outside rein to move him out to the rail, which I know is a hunter thing, but I'd like to see him a little straighter.

Very very cute horse! :)


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post #3 of 16 Old 07-11-2008, 02:14 PM
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I'm not good at jumping critique, but you have a very nice horse! :)
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post #4 of 16 Old 07-12-2008, 07:41 PM
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Very nice, just release a little bit more with your hands.
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post #5 of 16 Old 07-12-2008, 07:56 PM
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I thought you were a little to active with your upper body on the flat.
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post #6 of 16 Old 07-12-2008, 07:57 PM
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hmm well.....

you seem to pump alot...this is because your butts glued to the saddle. for jumping, even in eq, you should be in a little half seat or your butt should be hovering over the saddle just a lil bit. thats all i see!
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post #7 of 16 Old 07-12-2008, 09:39 PM
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Very nice round! I like your release alot. You aren't doing the posing which hunters get the bad rep. for. Instead of just trying to look pretty and throwing the reins to the horse you keep a slight contact with your horse and close your body angle. You could sink into your heels a bit more but they are pretty nice. Just becareful about how much you use your reins in the turns. Coming to the last line you were noticably pulling on the rein to get your horse to go straight. Even though the judge can't see that side becareful doing that. You want to use more of your leg instead. Overall though, job well done! Nice solid round on a nice solid horse ha ha ha

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post #8 of 16 Old 07-13-2008, 01:46 AM
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It was a very nice round, the only part i would critique was that you move your upper body a bit to much when your not jumping, try staying in half seat between jumps maybe.

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post #9 of 16 Old 07-13-2008, 04:26 AM
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you seem like your really rocking in the saddle so try and just slighly glide in the saddle and release more.. otherwise its nice.. btw nice horse :)

Dressage Divaa :)
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post #10 of 16 Old 07-13-2008, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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thanks so far. I know I pump but I dont mean to. Hes not slow or lazy. I sit so deep in the lines to slow him down so we get the right strides. I dont pump on purpose tTo make him go faster, but I CANT STOP! This is what I need excerizes for, so if anyone has any sugestions that would be great!
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