This is me and my paint pony... a little backgound... she is 8 years old... I got her when she was 2... trained her by myself... had some guidence from my trainer who loves her!! She is a hunter/jumper pony... we just do the open shows by us for flat work practice... im 5'2" and she is 14 hh.
Please critique everything!!!
The only thing that really jumps out is the puppy dog hands. She's a little behind the vertical in the first two shots and seems a tad heavy on the forehand. It's nothing that can't be lightened up with a few zillion half halts. Pretty girl.
First of all...where do I get one? She's beautiful!
Now, the only things I'd say are:
Hands could be a little higher - bend at the elbows a bit more. You'll find that if you have your hands slightly higher, she'll be able to get her head up a bit and into more of an uphill frame - I'm a sucker for riding with my hands too low and have been working on it with my horses and find it really helps
Maybe let your stirrups down a hole or so. That way you wont be pushing your heels down so far, and it will be easier to keep your toes in.
I am not an english rider but I think it should be a straight line from your elbow to her mouth, correct? Plus the piano hands, you thumbs should be pointed upward. She also seems to be pretty heavy on the forehand.
I have to say that your girl has some of the most unique coloring I have ever seen. It is very unusual to see a paint horse with no more color than their tail. She is the first I have ever seen like that.