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        01-30-2011, 06:06 PM
      #11
    Weanling
    Haha! Sounds like my mare when I first bought her. The second she saw a jump, she was like "Ohmygod I love jumping let's go as fast as possible!!" Hahah. Did you breed her or did the owners?
         
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        01-30-2011, 07:45 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    Haha, YES! That's exacly how she is. :) and no, the owners bred her to the oldenburg, Ironman.


    The coolest thing, though... She is due on May 14th, which is my birthday!!
         
        01-30-2011, 08:04 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    Oh, that's awesome! You'll have to take lots of pictures of the baby when s/he arrives!
         
        01-31-2011, 12:35 AM
      #14
    Super Moderator
    I don't see any issue with heels not being down. I wathced it twice and heels were as down as they can get. I though your position, as far as being over your self and aligned correctly was exceedingly good. You are aright over the horse's Center of gravity too and an easy passenger to carry.
    You ARE too stiff, however; spine, hip, knee. Kind of looks like your leg isn't softly breathing iwth the horse's breathing. You also ride too much on your fork, but since you have a lovely long body, it is harder for you NOT to ride on your fork. Bring your hands back and up. All in all, I think you ride VERY well!
         
        01-31-2011, 09:39 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    I don't see any issue with heels not being down. I wathced it twice and heels were as down as they can get. I though your position, as far as being over your self and aligned correctly was exceedingly good. You are aright over the horse's Center of gravity too and an easy passenger to carry.
    You ARE too stiff, however; spine, hip, knee. Kind of looks like your leg isn't softly breathing iwth the horse's breathing. You also ride too much on your fork, but since you have a lovely long body, it is harder for you NOT to ride on your fork. Bring your hands back and up. All in all, I think you ride VERY well!
    Too much on my fork?? What does that mean? And thank you! :)
         
        01-31-2011, 09:40 PM
      #16
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by hflmusicislife    
    Oh, that's awesome! You'll have to take lots of pictures of the baby when s/he arrives!
    Oh, trust me you bet I definitely will!
         
        02-02-2011, 04:29 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    OK so I notices the DW mare is very on her forehand. Work on getting a headset and getting her back on her haunches, then you wont get such a flat canter.

    You look pretty good, but you look like you are really stiff (I have this prob too).

    VB
         
        02-03-2011, 02:38 PM
      #18
    Foal
    I'm agreeing with most of these comments, you are pretty stiff, and your hands need to come off the mares neck, I used to be very bad for this aswell and my coach drove it into my brain that it is not my horses job to carry my hands, I have to carry them myself.. since then i've bought a new horse from the one I was leasing from my coach, and no longer ride with her anymore, everytime I ride at home I can still hear her voice in my head saying that, and I no longer ride with my hands on my horses neck ;)
    Beautiful mare tho! She is absolutaly stunning!
         
        02-03-2011, 07:27 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by canadiancowgirl7    
    I'm agreeing with most of these comments, you are pretty stiff, and your hands need to come off the mares neck, I used to be very bad for this aswell and my coach drove it into my brain that it is not my horses job to carry my hands, I have to carry them myself.. since then i've bought a new horse from the one I was leasing from my coach, and no longer ride with her anymore, everytime I ride at home I can still hear her voice in my head saying that, and I no longer ride with my hands on my horses neck ;)
    Beautiful mare tho! She is absolutaly stunning!
    Thanks! I'm working on getting my hands off her neck.. my old trainer did the exact opposite. She said that I always needed to stretch my arms out, and she said to put them in the middle of the horses neck. As for the stiff part, ahhhhhggg its sooo hard! Hahaha every time I try and loosen up it feels like I look so sloppy..
         
        02-03-2011, 07:43 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    Your stiffness is really evident, and though you have lovely position, you bounce around a bit because you aren't working with the horse. Most stiffness comes from not breathing fully. Sing a song, count, recite abcs... it really does help. I have to roll my shoulders and arms all the time to loosen up when we're having a bad ride. That might help you too.

    I didn't notice it with the WB, but with the first video you leaned to the inside and forward when you asked for the canter. Sit relax, and breath into the transition. Makes them so much smoother and less rushed.
         

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