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        03-01-2007, 05:39 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    Sorriii.....

    Thank you for asking me which side of the bed I got out of because infact I did get out on the wrong side.......ask anyone on www.phantomoftheopera.com ......I was a major beeatch that day and was having a bad day coz we had Sex-ed the whole day......And Im in no postion to be critsisng as Im new at jumping myself


    Sorry :( :(
         
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        03-02-2007, 04:03 AM
      #12
    Foal
    That's a very gracious apology Kiki!
    How about pics of us all jumping so we can slag each other off, it might be fun.
    I'm not called chicken for nothing
         
        03-02-2007, 07:39 AM
      #13
    Weanling
    Kiki, thank you for the apology to aerogreek.

    A friendly reminder to everyone that the critique in this forum needs to stay constructive not just negative, or the entire forum may be locked. If you are feeling overly negative about a certain picture that was posted for critique, then try your best to just exit the thread without posting your bit.

    Remember, this is the internet, not real life. If you are having a problem or having a bad day, all you have to do is stand up and walk away from the computer to avoid hurting an undeserving persons feelings.

    Thanks guys =)
         
        03-02-2007, 11:42 AM
      #14
    Foal
    Can I just say she's on Critique theres no point in posting a msg if your going to lie and says she's good it will encourage her to do the same and she wont improve. Truth hurts sometimes.
         
        03-02-2007, 06:53 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    Proeventer, there is a difference between posting constructive criticism and just flat out ragging on someone.

    Constructive Criticism is when someone points out something that needs improvement, and further describes how to improve themselves.

    Ragging on someone is saying: " Is she posing for some raunchy pic or something is that why she's got her backside in the air." when just "Her backside is too high up in the air, your hip should be even with your shoulders." would have sufficed.

    Read the stickied post in this forum for more information on posting with tact, not posting to insult.
         
        03-05-2007, 10:32 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    Thank you Proeventer for agreeing with me....

    I was simply giving as Proeventer said Consrutive critisism......... Im Aussie and although that's not and excuse we are notorious for being blunt.........
         
        03-06-2007, 12:07 AM
      #17
    Yearling
    This board does not give exceptions to those in different areas of the world, mind you. Constructive and kind criticism is key. If you can not pertain to these request, please do not critique at all.
         
        03-07-2007, 11:50 AM
      #18
    Foal
    A few little suggestions?

    In the first picture, her hands are resting on the top of the horse's neck... try sliding them down just a smidge so that each hand is resting on each side of the crest, it will give her a little better release, and the horse might round a little more over the jump. Also, she looks just a tiny bit ahead of her horse, I do the same thing all the time. I have to sit back when approaching the jump, a litterally tell myself, "wait, wait, wait" so that I'm not jumping the jump befor the horse. Believe me, it will make a difference when you get to larger jumps!

    The second picture, she looks a little flat and stiff, maybe the horse was jumping flat, it was hard to tell. She is definitely ahead of her horse. Her heels look down, but her leg position looks weak. It looks like this was one of those jumps where you just kind of go with it and then say after, "what on earth did I just do?" your back should be straight, but not forced and stiff. Your head should be up, but not looking at the clouds... Always remember to look at the next jump, that's how I remember to look up and ahead, without looking way up. Again, I think this might have been an "oops" jump. Or maybe the horse took off to early, stretched to make it, and the rider was forced to just hang on for the ride. A++ for effort, but if not, then try focusing your legs to stay on the horse, always driving forward. Also, try to imagine your body is built with springs, and not bones and joints. Nothing should be stiif, nothing should be forced. Don't arch your back or shoulders, don't push your legs and heels out so far that you get "locked up".
         
        03-11-2007, 09:31 AM
      #19
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CowgirlKate004
    A few little suggestions?

    In the first picture, her hands are resting on the top of the horse's neck... try sliding them down just a smidge so that each hand is resting on each side of the crest, it will give her a little better release, and the horse might round a little more over the jump. Also, she looks just a tiny bit ahead of her horse, I do the same thing all the time. I have to sit back when approaching the jump, a litterally tell myself, "wait, wait, wait" so that I'm not jumping the jump befor the horse. Believe me, it will make a difference when you get to larger jumps!

    The second picture, she looks a little flat and stiff, maybe the horse was jumping flat, it was hard to tell. She is definitely ahead of her horse. Her heels look down, but her leg position looks weak. It looks like this was one of those jumps where you just kind of go with it and then say after, "what on earth did I just do?" your back should be straight, but not forced and stiff. Your head should be up, but not looking at the clouds... Always remember to look at the next jump, that's how I remember to look up and ahead, without looking way up. Again, I think this might have been an "oops" jump. Or maybe the horse took off to early, stretched to make it, and the rider was forced to just hang on for the ride. A++ for effort, but if not, then try focusing your legs to stay on the horse, always driving forward. Also, try to imagine your body is built with springs, and not bones and joints. Nothing should be stiif, nothing should be forced. Don't arch your back or shoulders, don't push your legs and heels out so far that you get "locked up".
    I agree mostly with what Cowgirl said.

    Your friend doesn't have a very strong position, but with lots of practise, it'll get there. In the first picture, there are a couple mistakes. She is practically laying on the horse's neck. For the size of the jump, she should be upright and not relying on the horse's neck to keep her up. She should also be looknig forward. Looking to the side does her no good as she can't exactly see where she is going. She wants to look over the jump, which means you look forward, before, over and after the jump. Looking away will throw off your body and your horse. Her legs look okay, she has to turn her toes in a lot and remember to bend at the hip. Right now she is imply just standing up in the stirupps.

    In the second picture there are also some mistakes. The bigges tone is that she is wayyyyyyy overjumping this. It's a teeny tiny crossrail, she looks as if it were 5 feet high. She really needs to sit up and not lay on the horse. Her butt is way to far out in the air and her leg has slid back a lot. She really needs to straighten up and take control with her body, not just throw it onto the horse.
         
        03-16-2007, 09:27 AM
      #20
    Foal
    Okay what I see overall...

    She is diving up the horses kneck, when jumping you should maintain the contact tot he horses mouth so that when the horse lands you can get it onto it hind quarters and looking at the next jump immediatly! She needs to keep her shoulders back and keep her hands in almost the same spot as she did when she took off.
    Leaning too forward also puts too much weight on the fore of the horse making it heavier and lazier in front. So get your friend to work on shoulders back :) Good Luck
         

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