please critique my riding :D please please please!
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding Critique

please critique my riding :D please please please!

This is a discussion on please critique my riding :D please please please! within the Horse Riding Critique forums, part of the Riding Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        01-25-2012, 09:29 AM
      #1
    Foal
    please critique my riding :D please please please!

    Hey, well my sister used to critique my riding and everything... but she moved to cambodia soooooo she can't really do that anymore.
    Anyway here are my photos
    Critique away






    THANKS!!!
    Oh and these were taken ages ago and im positive that I've improved I might upload some later
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        01-25-2012, 09:44 AM
      #2
    Yearling
    Hey, its always good to ask for critique to improve yourself. The one major flaw that is sticking out if your leeg is way too far back. You are putting yourself in danger of falling into the fetal position if your horse were to spook, and ultimately its easier to fall in this position. Imagine holding a yard stick at your shoulder. Your shoulder, hip and leg should all be perfectly aligned.

    It almost appears that you are bracing yourself with your knees. Try some excercises to open your hips and knees. You can do this at walk, just take a deep breath and widen your knees and press into your heels. The part you want "hugging" your horse is your calves. Your hands look great and your posture is good, just keep working at it, but bring the bottom of your leg forward.
         
        01-25-2012, 09:50 AM
      #3
    Foal
    Yeeaaaahhh. I see what you mean... thanks soo much will definitely try that.
    Yup someone else mentioned my legs being to far back and gripping with my knees and so I have been working really hard on them. Ill try to get some photos and upload them later

         
        01-25-2012, 09:52 AM
      #4
    Yearling
    By the way, the last picture is closest to the best position, but you'd need to roll your shoudlers back to be in the perfect alignment.
         
        01-25-2012, 09:57 AM
      #5
    Foal
    Yup I can see that too. One of my biggest problems in horse riding is over trying... like a while ago my legs were way too far forward and so when someone said to put my leg a little back so I was in alignment I tried to hard and developped the habit of putting it too far back.. it took me for ever to get my hands right because of that. I would hold them too low and then way too high when I was corrected... so I guess it just takes me twice as long to learn haha
         
        01-25-2012, 11:33 AM
      #6
    Showing
    If you just release that knee and let your leg hang, you'd have a perfect leg position! As for your shoulders.. you look like you're trying to touch your ears with them! Relax.. down and back. Open up that chest area and relax down into your seat.

    Looking great though!

    And I just want to point out with your horse, try not to be toooooo curled up. Pretty horse by the way!
         
        01-26-2012, 12:45 AM
      #7
    Yearling
    You pinch with your knee! Make sure you're stretching your heel down and your security comes from your seat. You also have too much foot in the stirrup. Make sure your thumbs are up and not out, as well. And roll your shoulders back. Relax your position a little as well – you're looking quite stiff in some of the pictures. And make sure you're always looking up and ahead!

    Other than that, brilliant riding! (: Good job!
         
        01-26-2012, 12:57 AM
      #8
    Super Moderator
    The first picture is also one of good postion. YOu elbow and hand position are really lovely and to me, I see the leg back a TINY bit too much but I think it looks like you are squeezing the horse a bit too much. I get the feeling that in some spots he's sucking back in resentment against the squeeze of your leg, you then reach back and try the harder to get him in front of your leg and end up really riding his face a bit too much.

    Relax a bit more in the leg, and use a fluttering ankle to "plump" him like plumping pillows instead of a squeeze and get him forward enough that he isn't tempted to suck back behind the vertical.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Western Riding critique and confo critique on Romeo Pidge Horse Riding Critique 19 10-09-2012 03:21 AM
    Getting back into riding-lease choice and riding critique! missy06 Horse Riding Critique 9 05-02-2008 05:50 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:14 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0