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        07-20-2010, 08:44 PM
    Green Broke
    Question Please be Gentle :) (but helpful)

    Ok I have NEVER had any type of riding lessons. I learned by trial and error, books, internet, and whatever advice I could get from other riders. Also I JUST started riding in an english saddle. So I'm asking for some critique. I know it's a jumping saddle, but that's all I have. AANNNDDD yes, its a western pad. Lol. The english pad I have is no good and I have yet to go buy a new one. I seem to have a problem keeping my toes in at the canter, and sometimes I can't move with her but it's been improving. Thank you for reading my novel. Lol. Anndd here are my billion pics :)

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        07-20-2010, 08:45 PM
    Green Broke
        07-20-2010, 08:46 PM
    Its kind of hard to tell with pictures but you look pretty good :) your horse is really pretty!
        07-20-2010, 08:47 PM
    Green Broke
    I'm no good with critique but I know that you need to keep your thunbs up! I think your leg needs to be a bit farther back to but I could be wrong.
        07-20-2010, 08:49 PM
    I thought with english your thumbs are to the side?
    Im not sure I ride western
        07-20-2010, 08:49 PM
    You have piano hands, thumbs should be on top. You also look as though you're balancing using the reins, sit back and sit deep.
        07-20-2010, 08:49 PM
    Originally Posted by westerncowgurl    
    i thought with english your thumbs are to the side?
    Im not sure I ride western
    No, thumbs should be on top.
        07-20-2010, 08:56 PM
    In some of the pics I can tell that your whole body is really telling the horse where to go - eyes body hips that's really nice. Thumbs up is good advice. How about a helmet?!!! I love the color of your horse very unique how old is she?
        07-20-2010, 09:28 PM
    In some of the pics you look a bit forward. Thumbs up. Your posture is good otherwise, and your horse is pretty
        07-21-2010, 02:16 PM
    Green Broke
    Thank you all. Ok. Sooo most of these pics I was holding her back cause she wanted to haul ass to the barn. And I have been having a problem sitting her canter really well. Hints for that?

    And Chella I was told she is 15 and her teeth seem to match that.

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