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post #1 of 9 Old 07-16-2008, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Riding miss Lizzy...

Here's two videos and a picture.
Things I noticed.
-I'm slouching, but I always slouch when I'm working her because I focus on her.
-My hands kinda get high, my reins are really long.
-Chair seat, focused on her...
But anything else you have do critique on and please give hints as to help. And as to slow down her lope, I really really need tips.
-Whenever I lean creepishly forward, lol, it's because she tugs on the bit every now and then..



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post #2 of 9 Old 07-16-2008, 08:11 PM
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its not working I don't think you provided the right link.

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post #3 of 9 Old 07-16-2008, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Fixed it.

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post #4 of 9 Old 07-16-2008, 08:22 PM
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the videos don't really show much of your riding because you keep stopping-makes it very hard to give useful help. He looks as though he's about to fall asleep.
I think you have a chair seat because your stirrups are too long
Your hands don't come too high but you reins are waaay too long.
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post #5 of 9 Old 07-16-2008, 08:59 PM
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Yeah, you have a chair seat...your stirrups look a bit long. Also, relax your shoulders & elbows more. Keep the reins @ a good length.

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post #6 of 9 Old 07-16-2008, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Ha ha. I rode with the loose reins because in western pleasure you're supposed to have long reins and I rode with them longer than usual to get her to move to the bit.
Anything on me, I know, I focus on her when we work at home, but at shows I bust out my killer equitation lol!

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post #7 of 9 Old 07-16-2008, 11:28 PM
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hmm, it's really hard to tell....

All I can see (besides the already mentioned) is that you might want to watch her and the vertical a bit... she's doing good for being 3 though!

Glad to finally see you guys on here!
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post #8 of 9 Old 07-17-2008, 04:04 PM
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If the bits a snaffle and the horse is green, you are supposed to have direct contact.
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post #9 of 9 Old 07-17-2008, 09:09 PM
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things that I notice:

- she has her mouth gaping when going from trot to walk in second clip (first transition) - work on suppling there

- she is swinging her haunches waay in at the lope...pick a 20 meter circle, and ask her shoulders to come in/ align her to the shape of the circle (hard to explain...let me know if that doesn't make sense)

- I think your reins are a bit long at the jog, but it doesn't seem to effect her too much except on your transitions. At the lope, though, I would definitely shorten them a bit.

The rest everyone else has commented on. Keep up the good work and post progress videos

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