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    03-11-2011, 03:44 PM
  #1
Yearling
PLEASE tell me ive fixed my hands? >.<

Ok, I really really hope my hands look better. I've been trying really hard lol
Just a few pictures from this week, riding corkie & flash. Corkies the little midget that thinks he's a huge friesian stallion. And flash is the big hairy cob with long gangley legs lol

And yeah, im aware my jumping position fails.. I havent jumped for a year or two, and im completely self taught with all of my riding..never had a lesson in the 8 years I've been riding lol
     
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    03-11-2011, 04:08 PM
  #2
Trained
Ok so in the top few your hands look as if you are holding a pram. Try to keep your thumbs ontop. And have little more bend in your elbows.
In the last 3 it looks as if you have locked your wrists. Try to keep them soft and supple.
You also need to work on your toes. Lovely straight back
In the jumping photos you are rounding your back and you haven't got enough release. Maybe if you haven't been jumping for so long start off on little poles to get your position stronger? In the second jumping picture you look like you are gripping wiht your knees causing your toes to tip out. Try to grip with your calves. Oh and also I think your stirrups could go up a hole

Cute horses
     
    03-13-2011, 03:14 PM
  #3
Yearling
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Originally Posted by PintoTess    
Ok so in the top few your hands look as if you are holding a pram. Try to keep your thumbs ontop. And have little more bend in your elbows.
In the last 3 it looks as if you have locked your wrists. Try to keep them soft and supple.
You also need to work on your toes. Lovely straight back
In the jumping photos you are rounding your back and you haven't got enough release. Maybe if you haven't been jumping for so long start off on little poles to get your position stronger? In the second jumping picture you look like you are gripping wiht your knees causing your toes to tip out. Try to grip with your calves. Oh and also I think your stirrups could go up a hole

Cute horses
the top few, that'll be back I was trying to stop him from sticking his nose out.. I have a habit of that, but only while riding him lol & my toes are sticking out because he was being lazy so I was having to kick him ALOT, I don't usually do that, see my older critique threads :P & I don't do much jumping, it was really just a one off thing for fun because corkie enjoys it, so im not overly bothered about my jumping position. Maybe when it comes to summer & i'll be doing a few clear rounds etc with corkie, i'll start working on it lol

Thanks for the help. :)
     
    03-13-2011, 04:33 PM
  #4
Super Moderator
Kawaii,

You are such a darn good rider, you better stop nitpicking yourself! You ride really well, so these improvements are like icing on the cake, ok?
That said, if you want my two cents, you got it!

Picture #2, where you say he was tossing his head, If my fav. You are aligned picture perfect top to bottom, not looking down like in many other shots, there is a perfect straight line from elbow to bit. It’s hard to see, but it looks like you are curling your wrist over a bit, and while that’s technically a no-no, I find it a simple way to get a bit more connection to the bit, when the horse is needing a reminder to not lean on it. First would come just a “milking” of the rein with the fingers, then a bit of the wrist tightening and rolling, then a firming of the elbow against the side of your body. I think when you are thinking about lifting him off the bit, you get a bit more engagement, which would be amplified if you could get more forward from behind. A crop?

On the larger horse I can see that he is harder in the mouth and you have a harder time being connected to his mouth, and you then end up with a slowly straightening elbow, as evidenced by the last photo. In that canter shot; your position body-wise is elegant. If you dropped the rein entirely, looked up and not so far into your circle it would be picture perfect. Would that horse be a good choice for lunge line lessons?

All in all just two things to keep in mind; Elbow connected to ribs and head up , not overturned to inside of circle.

     
    03-13-2011, 04:46 PM
  #5
Yearling
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Originally Posted by tinyliny    
Kawaii,

You are such a darn good rider, you better stop nitpicking yourself! You ride really well, so these improvements are like icing on the cake, ok?
That said, if you want my two cents, you got it!

Picture #2, where you say he was tossing his head, If my fav. You are aligned picture perfect top to bottom, not looking down like in many other shots, there is a perfect straight line from elbow to bit. It’s hard to see, but it looks like you are curling your wrist over a bit, and while that’s technically a no-no, I find it a simple way to get a bit more connection to the bit, when the horse is needing a reminder to not lean on it. First would come just a “milking” of the rein with the fingers, then a bit of the wrist tightening and rolling, then a firming of the elbow against the side of your body. I think when you are thinking about lifting him off the bit, you get a bit more engagement, which would be amplified if you could get more forward from behind. A crop?

On the larger horse I can see that he is harder in the mouth and you have a harder time being connected to his mouth, and you then end up with a slowly straightening elbow, as evidenced by the last photo. In that canter shot; your position body-wise is elegant. If you dropped the rein entirely, looked up and not so far into your circle it would be picture perfect. Would that horse be a good choice for lunge line lessons?

All in all just two things to keep in mind; Elbow connected to ribs and head up , not overturned to inside of circle.

Lol im sorry! XD I can't help ittt. Its just the hands that are frustrating me, such a simple thing to fix, yet I can't seem to fix it lol

Thank you, and yes I do usually carry a crop when I ride corkie, I just couldnt be bothered to go get one that day lol
& flash probably would be good for lunge line lessons, but he's my cousins horse & I just exercise him while she's at work during the week, so I would have nobody to lunge him/give me the lesson lol I don't have a trainer, my riding is completely self taught. >.<
     
    03-13-2011, 04:47 PM
  #6
Yearling
Oh, and I've noticed lately my heels have become a pain. I think its since I've been trying to get my leg underneath me, my heels come up lol sorry...nitpicking again..
     

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