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        01-08-2010, 11:54 AM
      #1
    Foal
    Wink Riding and Jumping critique lol

    I know I posted these before but I don't have any new pics up yet so I am going to post them again lol. Please give critique, and be harsh as you want lol thnx :)
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        01-09-2010, 09:49 AM
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    Weanling
    While jumping your back and shoulders need to be straight. Or they need to be flat with eachother if that makes sense!
         
        01-09-2010, 11:10 AM
      #3
    Banned
    I can't really criticize the Arab.

    The little palomino in the first and third pic is hanging the left knee pretty badly. In the second pic the knees are adequate and even; but very loose below the knee - looks like it was a long spot and he's "reaching" for the fence.

    I would stick with this size fence, and do some grids or gymnastics work to sharpen up his front end. Overall,he looks pleasant and willing, making a nice effort over the fence and jumping round, but seems to be somewhat limited.

    As for the rider in these pics, first pic -

    Lower leg good, eyes up and looking toward next fence, good, release ok - hands could be a little further forward. Base too far out of the saddle, and knee angle too open, upper body laying on the neck. Allowing the hand and arm to release rather than using your whole upper body.

    Second pic - equititation looks quite good here, but angle of the pic and watermark make it hard to be precise. Need to be looking up and focusing ahead.

    Third pic - pinching and rotating on knee, lower leg loose, jumping ahead, looking down. Release good.

    Turnout of horse and rider is excellent in all three. Curious as to what type of show, and why the long natural mane and no braiding?
         
        01-09-2010, 01:26 PM
      #4
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by maura    
    I can't really criticize the Arab.

    The little palomino in the first and third pic is hanging the left knee pretty badly. In the second pic the knees are adequate and even; but very loose below the knee - looks like it was a long spot and he's "reaching" for the fence.

    I would stick with this size fence, and do some grids or gymnastics work to sharpen up his front end. Overall,he looks pleasant and willing, making a nice effort over the fence and jumping round, but seems to be somewhat limited.

    As for the rider in these pics, first pic -

    Lower leg good, eyes up and looking toward next fence, good, release ok - hands could be a little further forward. Base too far out of the saddle, and knee angle too open, upper body laying on the neck. Allowing the hand and arm to release rather than using your whole upper body.

    Second pic - equititation looks quite good here, but angle of the pic and watermark make it hard to be precise. Need to be looking up and focusing ahead.

    Third pic - pinching and rotating on knee, lower leg loose, jumping ahead, looking down. Release good.

    Turnout of horse and rider is excellent in all three. Curious as to what type of show, and why the long natural mane and no braiding?
    it was for 4-h and the reason the horse wasnt braided was becuase it was a fair show that I did for fun, lol unfortunatley my mom and I had to sell that horse because we had to many horses
         
        01-10-2010, 01:46 AM
      #5
    Foal
    Try to have a taller upper body over jumps and don't look down. Also on the flat pull your lower leg under you moree so your on your plumb line. Really try to get your knee and thigh away and not pinch with them so much. Other than tht you guys look awesome realllllyyyy pretty horse too.
         
        01-12-2010, 09:53 PM
      #6
    Foal
    This is random but where r the jumping pcitures at? It looks alot like my fair grounds in IL
         
        01-13-2010, 12:27 AM
      #7
    Trained
    I don't have anything to add to the jump critiques...

    Your equitation pic, you seem stiff, and bracey against your horse; who is in turn bracing and behind the bit...he's also lost a bit of his drive from behind, because he is leaning on the front end. Relax a bit and let him have a tad more rein and I think you will look even better. You do look like a really cute team.

    In the 'showmanship' pic, have him stand a tad bit further foward on his front feet, not much, but he should stand squarely under himself, not behind, or infront. His rear legs, for an Arab are perfect; one should be square under, and the other slightly to the rear. To help capture his attention, you are usually allowed to use a dressage or shorter longe line to 'cue' him...that way you can wiggle it higher, and enable him to stretch his neck higher. With Arabians, showing is all about showing off how 'alive' they are, and showing off the refinement especially in their head and neck.
         

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