Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South-eastern Ohio
• Horses: 0
As far as your riding goes you look like you have a good seat. Your foot is in the stirrup a little more than I'd like to see (you should be riding on the ball of your foot/ the pad right behind you toes) and your heal has come up a little. It looks like you may be lugging on you horses mouth a little in the canter, you heel has come up and your riding with more forward seat that is pushing your leg back. But over all you look good, these are all small things that can be fixed with time in the saddle.
As for his straight legs, (aka camped out) it may cause rougher gaits, especially the trot, and it may hinder his ability to get his legs under himself for collection. (He looks almost cow hocked but it may just be the way you have him set up? If he is this places strain on inside of the leg and can cause bone spavin. Hind legs will moves upward and outward - not straight ahead).
Over all he is a beautiful gelding and I love the soft gentle look he has to his eyes. You two look like a good team!
The horse, with beauty unsurpassed, strength
immeasureable, and grace unlike any other, still remains humble enough to carry a man upon his back.-Amber Senti