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        06-16-2009, 03:39 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Riding critique O.O

    This is from my show last weekend...please be gentle
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        06-16-2009, 03:56 PM
      #2
    Started
    You have piano hands a little bit, and your stirrups looked a bit long in a couple pics, but other than that, you look fantastic. Gorgeous horse, too. =D
         
        06-16-2009, 04:01 PM
      #3
    Foal
    Ack! My trainer is always yelling at me about my hands :)
    Aaaah I thought I had fixed the stirrups darn...Thanks! She is my baby ^.^
         
        06-16-2009, 04:07 PM
      #4
    Foal
    Anyone else?
         
        06-16-2009, 04:30 PM
      #5
    Yearling
    It looks like you might be falling back into the saddle a little early over the jumps because your leg has slipped out from under you. Heels down, too. I second what Jessabel said- gorgeous horse!
         
        06-16-2009, 05:04 PM
      #6
    Foal
    I agree with the coming back down to early I have been having trouble with timing :/ those darn heels! Thank you :)
         
        06-16-2009, 05:24 PM
      #7
    Yearling
    It looks like your bit is to big for your horse's mouth. I can see the mouthpiece hanging out the sides in every picture. A jointed bit is only supposed to be 1/4 of an inch bigger than the mouth. That's probably why her mouth is gaping open in a few pics. Either its the wrong size or hanging to low in the mouth. Other than that you two are a lovely pair!
         
        06-16-2009, 05:28 PM
      #8
    Foal
    Aw man, I really thought your stirrups looked great. =/

    I think most of what I will say, you already know.

    1st pic - It looks like you are bracing on her neck. Instead of doing that, grab mane, don't lean on the neck. It will really help you with releases too. It's what I do with Gabe a lot.

    2nd pic - everything looks good to me. Just remember like everyone else said, thumbs up. Oh, and also, ask someone else, I'm not sure on this, but should your elbows be bent a little more? I've always heard you should have a straight line from elbow to bit. More like pic 4.

    3rd pic - sink heels more

    4rth pic - thumbs up, maybe raise your hands like an inch? MIEventer told me to never bury your hands in your horses neck, that they should be raised. So not quite sure about that one either.

    5th - again with the straight arms.

    6th - your stirrups do look long here. Sorry. =/ more release too.

    7th - here you can really see the bracing on the neck thing. You have such a good straight back, you don't want to mess up your shoulders by leaning on her. I don't know if that makes sense.

    8th - toes could go in just a teensy weensy bit. And yeah you seem to be sitting back down a little too early. Could of been a whole you thought she was going to take off early and went into two point and then when she did take off you were already sitting back down.

    9th - resting on neck again.

    So all in all it's all just really super minor stuff you have to fix, and then when you fix those you'll be kicking butt. :))
    And maybe you can teach me how to open my shoulders and not slouch.
    You guys looked beautiful out there on saturday.
         
        06-16-2009, 05:41 PM
      #9
    Foal
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    It looks like your bit is to big for your horse's mouth. I can see the mouthpiece hanging out the sides in every picture. A jointed bit is only supposed to be 1/4 of an inch bigger than the mouth. That's probably why her mouth is gaping open in a few pics. Either its the wrong size or hanging to low in the mouth. Other than that you two are a lovely pair!
    I will ask and see if the bit is to big (it probably is) but I know for sure that the bit was to low in her mouth (I forgot to adjust the bit... I have been borrowing that bridle) and the judge called me on it :/
         
        06-16-2009, 05:57 PM
      #10
    Foal
    Quote:
    Aw man, I really thought your stirrups looked great. =/

    I think most of what I will say, you already know.

    1st pic - It looks like you are bracing on her neck. Instead of doing that, grab mane, don't lean on the neck. It will really help you with releases too. It's what I do with Gabe a lot.

    2nd pic - everything looks good to me. Just remember like everyone else said, thumbs up. Oh, and also, ask someone else, I'm not sure on this, but should your elbows be bent a little more? I've always heard you should have a straight line from elbow to bit. More like pic 4.

    3rd pic - sink heels more

    4rth pic - thumbs up, maybe raise your hands like an inch? MIEventer told me to never bury your hands in your horses neck, that they should be raised. So not quite sure about that one either.

    5th - again with the straight arms.

    6th - your stirrups do look long here. Sorry. =/ more release too.

    7th - here you can really see the bracing on the neck thing. You have such a good straight back, you don't want to mess up your shoulders by leaning on her. I don't know if that makes sense.

    8th - toes could go in just a teensy weensy bit. And yeah you seem to be sitting back down a little too early. Could of been a whole you thought she was going to take off early and went into two point and then when she did take off you were already sitting back down.

    9th - resting on neck again.

    So all in all it's all just really super minor stuff you have to fix, and then when you fix those you'll be kicking butt. :))
    And maybe you can teach me how to open my shoulders and not slouch.
    You guys looked beautiful out there on saturday.
    Haha thanks :)

    1st pic
    Did you forget I have no mane to grab? :P but you are right I have been bracing.

    2nd pic
    Yep Hannah has been trying to get me to bend more, the last couple of shows I had one bent arm and one straight arm lol.

    3rd pic
    Those darn heels!

    4th pic
    I don't know, maybe she will comment :)

    5th pic
    ^.^

    6th pic
    I am so busy trying to pace her I forget to release :/

    7th pic
    Hehe thanks :P

    8th pic
    Haha I think you are right

    If only those "minor" things didn't take so long to fix lol, if you help me with my jumping!
         

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