Riding Pictures of Jubilee & Me! (Dressage People??)

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    06-01-2008, 10:50 PM
Riding Pictures of Jubilee & Me! (Dressage People??)

Here's some pictures of me riding Jubilee. These first couple are from September 07 when I first got her. Just some background, she has a lot of dressage training in her, unfortunately I have no training in dressage. I've been riding for 5 years, but have only been riding English for about 3 and a half years. I've done English equitation and hunter-jumper.

Anyway .... Please be honest, rip me apart if you have to. Oh, and I know my posture is bad in some of them. I am aware I need work. Haha.

These two pics are from this May (mind you I did not ride much over the winter):

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    06-01-2008, 11:00 PM
4th 5th and 7th you should lean back a bit more.also you should probably try straightening out your back a little bit more.shes gorgeous by the way!! Oh trust me...you look better than I do in the saddle lately so don't feel bad.haha.very nice
    06-01-2008, 11:07 PM
Thanks! If I look good only a little, its all because of her! Lol. And yeah, I really need to work on my posture.
    06-01-2008, 11:19 PM
With a really quick look you need to shorten your stirrups. Your thigh and calf should make a right angle.

Edit: And you definitely have a chair seat.
    06-01-2008, 11:44 PM
Yeah, you have a chair seat, but I'm not sure how to correct it! Sorry! Another thing I noticed is that you need to turn your toes WAY in.
    06-01-2008, 11:55 PM
There are far too many pictures for me to critique each individual one, so I'll just do an overall critique:
- you need to bring your leg back under you; you should have a straight line down from your shoulder to your hip to your ankle.
- elbows back at your sides and bent to make a straight line from your elbow to your horse's mouth
- flex your head back so your neck isn't so stretched out
- your toes need to be pointing straight ahead rather than out to either side
- thumbs up
- don't have such an angle in your hip, lean back more.. the maximum angle on the flat should be 30 degrees.
- keep your hands off the horse's wither
Your horse:
- should be on the vertical
- should be bent to the direction it's going

Sorry I have the attention span of a fly right now... :(

Overall you two are very cute together, and I definitely see potential!
    06-02-2008, 12:04 AM
JDI, thanks for the critique. I do think maybe my stirrups are too long. It's weird because on the horse I used to ride I didn't seem to have this "chair seat" problem. About the toes pointing outwards, I do realize this too. But by far, it is the hardest thing I have ever tried correctly about myself. My feet just won't go that way ... What do you mean "on the vertical"... as in framing?

Any conformation ideas about her?
    06-02-2008, 12:11 AM
Originally Posted by Jubilee Rose
Any conformation ideas about her?
Yes, being in a frame
    06-02-2008, 12:12 AM
Ok. I actually meant to ask what you thought of her conformation wise, as a horse.
    06-02-2008, 03:11 AM
You guys look great!
I agree, working on your posture is good. Maybe some bareback work? :) He's really cute!

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