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        11-10-2011, 12:48 PM
    VIDEO:Back in the saddle and want a critique!

    Hi! I'm new here! I just started riding again after taking a few years off (not by choice)
    I have two videos of me riding "Star" a 22 yo quarter horse. She doesn't look or act like she's 22 though! I'd just like to know what I need to work on. I feel like my legs are too far forward but I also have western spurs on so that might have been part of my problem but I could only find one of my English spurs... Thanks!

    Hopefully my video's work... first time trying this...
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        11-10-2011, 01:07 PM
    The second video is better quality but it was my first time riding again. The first video was from last night and the lighting is horrible.
        11-10-2011, 08:07 PM
    Can't really see too much in the video, other than it looks like you are enjoying your ride.
        11-11-2011, 03:48 AM
    You seem really comfortable and at ease in the saddle and do sit solidly and quietly. I think you have a good seat overall. The only thing I noticed , more in the older than the more recent video , was the hand coming out of position and makeing weak contact. A very common flaw and one that just takes a rebuilding of the good habit. The horse seems very peppey.
        11-11-2011, 12:22 PM
    Thanks everyone!
        11-15-2011, 05:00 PM
    Anyone else??

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