UPDATE: So, have I improved? (video, and many piccies!)

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UPDATE: So, have I improved? (video, and many piccies!)

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        04-27-2007, 05:05 PM
    UPDATE: So, have I improved? (video, and many piccies!)

    This is me in the riding school (15th may). How do I look now?

    Video (Rising trot, little sitting trot at end, well, trying to, lol)

    My position at halt:


    Rising Trot:

    (note: turning corner)

    I know in most of the pics my stirrups are too short (except for at halt) but I've sorted that now. Constructive Criticism please!
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        04-27-2007, 05:47 PM
    You guys look really good and I love sunny's legs, there so furry and cute.And it looks like your having loads of fun but in the first pic it looks like your leg is a bit too forward.
        05-02-2007, 01:19 PM
    I agree about you legs too far forward and you look a little tight reined.
        05-02-2007, 03:51 PM
    Keep your toes in a bit more, and keep your elbows back. Thumbs to the sky. Broden yoour sholders, like you have a cup of tea on your cheast.

    Sorry about the kiddy type learnings, its just its the way I was taught, so its the way I teach x
        05-02-2007, 04:09 PM
    Green Broke
    Gosh he's a woolly fellow.
    How long have you been riding? You say novice, so I'm assuming just starting out, apologies if I'm wrong.
    I know everyone is saying how you should sit, leg position etc, and they are correct, but hey, you're just starting out, so just relax and enjoy yourself. You can work on correct position etc, when you start to feel at home in the saddle.
    You have a nice straight back, and you've mastered getting your heals down.
    Take deep breaths and try loosening your shoulders, then when you feel ready give a little more with the reins, this way when you've learnt to relax, you should find the rest of your body position falls into place.
        05-15-2007, 01:37 PM
        05-15-2007, 02:37 PM
    Green Broke
    You look fab!!!
        05-15-2007, 05:14 PM
    Not trying to be rude - at all! - but before I critique, have you been taught how to bend and flex your horse into the corners?
        05-15-2007, 05:14 PM
    Thanks! Meggymoo
    Anything I can improve on?

    @Kristy, It ain't my horse, lol, and no I haven't. I've never heard of it, but then again, I've only been riding for about four of five months now, so...What does it mean, out of interest?

    Is there anything positional I can improve on? And any comments on the video?
        05-16-2007, 03:12 AM
    Kristy, do you mean drive the horse further into the corners of the arena? Because it looks like I'm cutting a corner in one of the pics, but we have to follow the track...and I'm on the track in all of them.

    P.S I'm not offended in any way, lol, I'm just keen to improve!

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