Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Do you want a riding critique, horse critique or both?
I just woke up, so bear with me through my awful critique.
The title mentions the horse, so I will start there:
She is super cute, first off!!
She is really really behind the vertical in a lot of the photos. From the photos, it looks like the rider is riding with a very strong hand, which will contribute to the horse trying to evade the bit.
She looks fairly tense through the back as well, and you can see her wringing her tail in a few of the pictures. I would suggest taking it a step back and letting her stretch, and really seeking the contact instead of bent up like a question mark.
It seems like a lot of emphasis was put on "head down" and not much on "forward motion" and that is quite backwards. Once the horse is working from the hind end, THEN the head can start to come into place.
She is a cute mover, I think she would make a spectacular show pony!
The lovely images above provided by CVLC Photography cvlphotography.com