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post #1 of 23 Old 06-24-2009, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Ride today-lots o' pics

I know I have piano hands- she is a young horse and I get so focused on other things that I forget my hands... please ignore them but let me know what you think... she is coming along great I think
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post #2 of 23 Old 06-24-2009, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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one more for good measure as you can tell I was totally not paying attention to the camera lol and be the tongue sticking out I think she was done .. haha
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post #3 of 23 Old 06-24-2009, 09:32 PM
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She looks like a nice mover, but those draw reins are way too tight. She needs to be able to get her head slightly in front of the vertical so she can be encouraged to reach into the contact from behind.

For rider critique, open your shoulders and look up. You're encouraging her to fall on her forehand.

Sorry if the above sounded harsh.
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post #4 of 23 Old 06-24-2009, 09:38 PM
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aww you guys are looking great! I think you need to move your leg back a bit so your heel, butt, and shoulder make a straight line. You also seem to be sticking your toes out too far and gripping from the back of your calf , lengthening your stirrup a hole may help. And don't forget put your shoulders back!! I know im not the best critiquer but I hope I helped some ! Keep up the great work ! :)


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post #5 of 23 Old 06-24-2009, 09:40 PM
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I agree, the DR are too tight. What is she like when she's not using them?
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post #6 of 23 Old 06-24-2009, 10:32 PM
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She is very cute and looks pretty good but I agree either loosen or lose the draw reins. If you want to put something on her I suggest very loose side reins. When I first started training my young horse dressage I put him in side reins for the first 5 mins of the ride, just walk trot, for 5 days then stopped using them all together.
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post #7 of 23 Old 06-25-2009, 12:22 AM
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I agree with the others on the draw reins; I'm not a fan of any kind of tie down, except for ground work (syrcingle work), and even then, I tend to use them lightly.

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sorry I forgot to say this above... I only use the draw reins once a month or so and of course the day that I had pictures taken was my day that I decided to use them ... I will loosen them ... she also likes to hang on my hands (being off the track that is what they teach them) so I am having to brake her of that.

I know that I need to pull my shoulders back- like the piano hands I get focused on what I am doing with her and get lazy haha ... my toes were out b/c it was like 97 degrees and she DID NOT want to work so I was using my spur like a mad woman ... they are little tinny tom thumb spurs- yes basically useless I know...

Thanks everyone for the input- I know what I need to work on but it's still interesting to hear from others too :)

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sheesh I do look down a lot ... I will take some pics next week and ill try and "ride" and not just train the horse :)

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post #10 of 23 Old 06-25-2009, 12:43 AM
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she's cute, and very pretty. Good luck with her training!

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