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        02-03-2011, 07:15 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Please critique me!

    Last time I posted this it didn't work so here it is with the right links
    I've been riding under professional instruction for about 6 or 7 years. I've jumped about 3'3" or 3'6" before and I plan to go higher but I'm limited to lesson and lease horses and catch rides by budget so it's difficult for me to find a horse to really jump on. I show regularly in B shows (once in a while I do an A) and I do IEA. I haven't been photographed very recently jumping. This one is from a couple summers ago but sadly it's the latest picture of me jumping.
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._4269978_n.jpg
    This is from IEA last season
    http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...2_128366_n.jpg
    Feel free to be as tough as you want, it won't hurt my feelings and I really want as many opinions as I can get but keep in mind these were IEA shows and not my horses. Thank you!
         
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        02-03-2011, 11:22 PM
      #2
    Started
    You look like you're doing amazing to me!!
         
        02-03-2011, 11:41 PM
      #3
    Trained
    Jumping pic looks great. Everything is lined up very nicely and balanced. In the flat pic, it looks like you might have an arch in your back. While I realize that is favored in some disciplines, it will impede you're ability to absorb your horse's motion, particularly at the canter. Otherwise, you look great.
         
        02-04-2011, 01:03 AM
      #4
    Yearling
    Not to be creepy... But is that first picture at Retama? My friend Jake (who I went and saw last summer) has two horses there. :)
         
        02-04-2011, 07:38 AM
      #5
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by eventerwannabe    
    Not to be creepy... But is that first picture at Retama? My friend Jake (who I went and saw last summer) has two horses there. :)
    haha it's not creepy and no that's at Falcon Ridge Stables in Georgia.
         
        02-04-2011, 07:40 AM
      #6
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
    Jumping pic looks great. Everything is lined up very nicely and balanced. In the flat pic, it looks like you might have an arch in your back. While I realize that is favored in some disciplines, it will impede you're ability to absorb your horse's motion, particularly at the canter. Otherwise, you look great.
    Yeah I don't like having that arch but in equitation classes, especially IEA, the winner always has an arch in their back so I do that only in eq classes.
         
        02-04-2011, 07:46 AM
      #7
    Showing
    The jumping picture looks good, but on the flat it looks like your back is hollow.
         
        02-04-2011, 10:12 AM
      #8
    Green Broke
    Your position over the fence is very correct. You are supporting your upper body on the horse's neck and you are lined up correctly. A little more contact with the horse's mouth would be good. Good position for a Junior.

    The flat picture you are posed. You need to be more supple and I am not sure if you are looking where you want to go. You appear to be a passenger and not part of the horse. Your back is hollow which gives this appearance. I look at the image and want to say, "RELAX! You are riding! It is supposed to be FUN!"
         

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