Really need feedback, prepping for a clinic :) please help!
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding Critique

Really need feedback, prepping for a clinic :) please help!

This is a discussion on Really need feedback, prepping for a clinic :) please help! within the Horse Riding Critique forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Horseandhound forum no bend on right
  • How to keep shoulders relaxed while horse riding horse and hound forum

Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By equiniphile
  • 1 Post By tinyliny

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-20-2012, 12:16 PM
  #1
Green Broke
Really need feedback, prepping for a clinic :) please help!

I'm hoping to get some feedback on how my pony is looking, again for those who don't know and want to hound on me for heels down, my hips are way messed up,must started my physical therapy...rather painful.
Anywho...I'm working on pushing my heels down, keeping my hips open(painful sometimes) and my chest open and arms flowing and relaxed. One thing I have gotten way better at...looking up! Yay one thing accomplished out if like a whole bunch more to go haha

So I'm getting ready for a clinic (dressage) minus the dressage saddle, haven't gotten one yet but the clinic is on the 5th, yay! Haunt dine a clinic in over a year and it will be








okay here his inside hind leg seems strange...?




     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    06-20-2012, 02:33 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Bump bump, more pictures too




BIG SPOOK HERE, YOU CAN'T SEE IT BUT THERE WAS A BAG ON THE GROUND THAT WAS OUTSIDE THE ARENA....IT MIGHT HAVE BITTEN HIM YAH KNOW!? WHATS FUNNY IS THE BAG HAS BEEN HERE THE INTIRE TIME HE'S LIVED HERE, ABOUT TWO MONTHS LOL

LOOK, MY ARMS ARE BENT, MY HEEL ISN'T SCRUNCHING UP, MY SHOULDERS ARE SOMEWHAT OPEN AND IM LOOKING AROUND MY CIRCLE! Whoo!
     
    06-20-2012, 02:39 PM
  #3
Showing
Work on keeping your elbows relaxed and your hands out in front of you, maintaining a straight line through your forearm through the reins. When he goes too deep and behind the vertical, picking your hands up will help to keep him from ducking behind.

Nice job!
tinyliny likes this.
     
    06-20-2012, 07:48 PM
  #4
Green Broke
Bumpppppp
     
    06-20-2012, 07:52 PM
  #5
Weanling
Equiniphile has good advice. You look great considering your hip needs.

I would say work on pushing him into your hand more. He tends to suck back and at times looks hollowed out. He looks like a very flexible, forward horse. Great work!
     
    06-20-2012, 08:46 PM
  #6
Super Moderator
This is the best picture of the lot, imo.



Because he looks like he's putting his head where it works for him, not having it pulling into place. He is ovbiously much stiffer going right. YOu can see it's very hard for him to put any kind of flexion in his poll going to the right, and he is less able to step under himself, too.

Strangley enough , going right his inside rear and outside fore do not strike down evenly together, as they should. It looks like he is blocked on his inside shoulder, which is making him pick up his outside shoulder sooner than he should. I am not sure I have this all correct, but the pair , which are the second beat of the canter sequence, are not synced well going right. I have a feeling that he feels blocked on his inside shoulder, and you may need to work on some suppling to "break" up that stiffness.

I might actaully do some full , western style disengagemenst, especially to the right, so you get a big step under with the right rear. And look to have him flex at the poll to the right, at the jaw, so that his face stays vertical. Work on having him do this flexion at the walk, then the minute he does it, lower your hand to his wither to see if he can carry it by himslef.

When you are cantering right, you end up pulling a bit hard to get that inside bend, and it compresses his neck down onto his right shoulder, and that's waht I mean by "blocking him". If you can train him to flex and hold /carry by himself, then you won't be blocking.

Also, in dressage, don't look so far around your turns. Look no more inside than your horse's inside ear.
Amlalriiee likes this.
     
    06-20-2012, 10:28 PM
  #7
Showing
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinyliny    
Strangley enough , going right his inside rear and outside fore do not strike down evenly together, as they should. It looks like he is blocked on his inside shoulder, which is making him pick up his outside shoulder sooner than he should. I am not sure I have this all correct, but the pair , which are the second beat of the canter sequence, are not synced well going right. I have a feeling that he feels blocked on his inside shoulder, and you may need to work on some suppling to "break" up that stiffness.
Didn't notice this the first time, but you're definitely right. I suggest working on spiraling in and out at the canter to teach him to free up that shoulder and keep the canter pair together. Out of curiousity, did the accident do something to impair your right side? I'm wondering if this is a stiffness problem for the horse or if it could be linked to your accident.
     
    06-20-2012, 11:04 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Yes I extremely impaired my right side, had huge ad still do nerve blockages in my neck that cause my right arm and leg to go painfully numb an tingly. Iv come along way, I can hold the reins in my right hand and not have them slide so much out if my hand without me knowing, I catch it and can pick it back up to the contact and my right leg through hip to ankle is serverly conpermised through the recent car accident as well as two other accidens one being from my last horse and the other when I was 13 and broke my ankle in three spots. I'm really hoping physical therapy helps me etstringer but I'm in so much pain from it and really need to go have a massage to loosen up again.
     
    06-21-2012, 11:18 AM
  #9
Weanling
In some of the pictures, your leg looks like it is scrunching up and throwing you off (I'm assuming because of the hip problem you mentioned?) I'm wondering if putting your stirrups down a hole or two would allow your muscles to relax more and make you more secure on the horse. I'm really not sure...but just thinking about the physiology it seems to make sense. I have no medical issues and have a really hard time with positioning and heels down if my stirrups are shorter. Might be worth a shot and see if it keeps you more relaxed and balanced. Otherwise I think you look great!
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
show prepping a yearling blue eyed pony Horse Grooming 30 09-14-2011 12:17 PM
Looking for some feedback... Cowgirl140ty Horse Riding Critique 12 05-15-2010 02:22 PM
I need your feedback! :) NicoleReynolds Horse Pictures 16 02-21-2009 06:30 AM
Need help prepping horse for potential buyers today. Gingerrrrr Horse Health 10 05-18-2008 11:39 AM
what do you listen to while prepping to go ride?? Carriestar44 General Off Topic Discussion 5 05-02-2008 02:07 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:16 AM.


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