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        07-16-2008, 09:08 PM
    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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        07-16-2008, 09:11 PM
    Green Broke
    Its not working I don't think you provided the right link.
        07-16-2008, 09:13 PM
    Fixed it.
        07-16-2008, 09:22 PM
    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.
        07-16-2008, 09:59 PM
    Yeah, you have a chair seat...your stirrups look a bit long. Also, relax your shoulders & elbows more. Keep the reins @ a good length.
        07-16-2008, 10:47 PM
    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!
        07-17-2008, 12:28 AM
    Green Broke
    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!
        07-17-2008, 05:04 PM
    If the bits a snaffle and the horse is green, you are supposed to have direct contact.
        07-17-2008, 10:09 PM
    Green Broke
    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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