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        06-03-2009, 10:56 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Riding Critique...finally under saddle!

    Ok guys, so I had posted a week or so ago pictures of my Appy mare Christy just free-lunging. It finally stopped raining for a few days so I rode her a couple times and then had my hubby come out to the barn with me to tape a few trots. Attached are pictures, and as soon as YouTube stops hating me I will also post a short video of us riding.

    Excuse the western saddle, I just sold my Dressage one and have a new one on order so I gotta ride her in this for now. It kinda throws me outta whack since it doesn't put me in the same place, but oh well!

    Again, we are taking it easy so not a whole lot of pushing her yet. We warm up with a jog and then posting trot after pleanty of walking and stretching. Some of the pics are walking and most are trotting pictures. What do you all think? We are still woking on our 'correct' collection since she's still a little siff, but I think we'll get it back sooner or later!

    We are not looking to be Grand Prix Dressage competitors, but maybe down the road if she is strong enough I'd like to do a small competition.

    You can critique me if you'd like, but as I said the saddle sucks and I have horrid EQ. Lol. I haveseveral physical limitations that I end up over-compensating for somethimes so I'm sure I look kinda crooked in a few pics! :)

    TROT


    WALKING


    TROT


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    TROT


    WALK



    And just for fun...some of the hubby walking her down for me :)









    Let me know what you think!!!

    Thank you
         
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        06-03-2009, 11:10 PM
      #2
    Foal
    This is the YouTube link for the file...I cannot for the life of me figure out how to jsut post the video on here...if anyone would be so kind? Lol

         
        06-04-2009, 12:07 AM
      #3
    Showing
    Video imbed works fine for me :) Couple things I notice that I think need correcting (I am a western rider though so I'm not sure lol). Piano hands, your hands are too low and far apart, and LOOK UP. It looks like you are bumping her in the mouth with every stride but I think if you hold your hands up and straight, that will help. Looks pretty darn good to me. She is an absolutely beautiful horse and I love her coloring. She is a gorgeous mover and she seems very sweet.

    Did she injure her knee? Why do you have a wrap on her there?
         
        06-04-2009, 07:08 AM
      #4
    Weanling
    Wow, love her colouring! Can I just say your barn is beautiful!
         
        06-04-2009, 08:12 AM
      #5
    Foal
    Smrobs, thank you :) She gets ridden on a pretty loose rein, so with the western saddle moving me back I'm sure I bumped her in the mouth a few times...oops! Lol. I think I thought that my hands were in the correct position since they felt like it, but yeah I can definitely see what you mean!

    As for her knee,she ran through a fence back in september and tore her knee open, had it sutured, got it infected, blew open, almost got put down, had surgery, and after 8 months, all of that and splints, etc she's allowed to be ridden again!!

    SallyRC123, thank you! The barn that you see is actually not as nice as youmight think...we are leaving there in 2 weeks. I was tired of coming to clean her stall and find her without food, water, etc for the whole day because their 14 yr old daughter was more interested in boys then helping...and the owners werent taking responsibility. I was the only boarder left.
         
        06-04-2009, 06:57 PM
      #6
    Banned
    I now that the red bandage is there because of the sugery but I was wondering if it bothers her when you ride?
         
        06-04-2009, 07:04 PM
      #7
    Foal
    Morganshow11, no it doesn't bother her at all. It doesn't affect her movements or anything either. I just have it on there as extra protection. Her leg is all healed up, but I just don't want to take any chances with it :)
         
        06-04-2009, 07:08 PM
      #8
    Yearling
    I was just wanting to post some pics of correct hand position for reference. And you might want to gather your reins up a bit more. And look up. Otherwise you look great. She is a stunning horse!
         
        06-04-2009, 07:10 PM
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    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Underfire05    
    Morganshow11, no it doesn't bother her at all. It doesn't affect her movements or anything either. I just have it on there as extra protection. Her leg is all healed up, but I just don't want to take any chances with it :)
    Ok just wondering (extra protection is good and it shows how much you care about her and don't want her to get hurt:)
         
        06-04-2009, 07:13 PM
      #10
    Foal
    Thank you Whipple! I do know how to hold my hands correclty as I used to teach equitation but I just got in a few bad habits with trying to keep her head lower and relaxed. With me also having over 8 months off I think I've gotten rusty on quite a few things! Lol . It's always good to have a refresher though so I appreciate it!
         

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