....I almost think lowering your stirrup a bit would help your leg come back? ...at least for flat work maybe. I hate how slippery boots are, but that MIGHT help!
Yes, I do see improvement....good work! Compared to the first video, he's not popping up so much with his head, there seems to be a better line of communication between the two of you in this one...more focus I think is the way to describe it, besides him looking out which you mentioned :)
Ah yes, I would lower my stirrup, but it's as long as they go. Hopefully they're getting a new saddle since we're showing soon, so that will help.
Thanks for the Critique!
MUCH better, he is no longer hollowed out, and you too look grat. Keep it up!
Thanks, we will!
I definitely see a lot of improvement. I absolutely adore your little horse, and I hate you for being so skinny
you guys look really good together. I think you look great, but your position seems a little wobbly.
When you're riding the trot, you need to make sure you really put all your weight into your lower leg, and you focus on keep that leg contact on your horse. I would also close your hip just a touch and take a lot more contact. You can see in the video, your reins are much to lose which tells me, you're not holding enough contact. I always had that feel, that if your horse were to spook, even at the trot, you would come right off. You have a lovely looking position, but it's not a very strong.
PUSH your horse forward. You have such a gorgeous flowing little horse, show it off! You really need to push her/him forward into that contact.
Haha he's not mine, but I adore him too! I -wish- he was mine! :P
Thanks, yeah. I'm still getting my seat back to where it used to be a couple years ago! But we're getting there! It's a work in progress.
Can you explain what you mean by close your hip? I dont understand that part!
And will do! We're working on getting him to extend and get flowey, and I can slowly feel it. As my trainer says,"You can explain, explain, explain, but the rider wont get it correct until they truly -feel- what your describing."
I agree, my legs are definitely what my weakest point is, so my trainer said we will be doing a lot of sitting trot, two-point work, no stirrup work (Ergh.) to strengthen that. And Im going to try to start doing leg exercises at home to strengthen my muscles, as well as core.