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post #11 of 51 Old 08-03-2013, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Some of these pictures are over a year old.
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Also, I am assuming you dyed your hair, as sometimes the rider has blonde hair up in the helmet and other times it is brown (curly?) and kept down?....
Yes, I died my hair brown earlier this year.. not sure what that has to do with anything, clearly it is the same rider (me) in all of the photos. Sometimes it is up in my helmet depending on if the picture was taken at a show or not, and when it is down it is curly because.. you wouldn't probably guess this but.. I have naturally curly hair!! And yes, some of the pictures are older.. idk why that matters either, I don't think my riding got worse? You can compare my older pictures to the new ones also including in my post if you are worried. Not sure why the date the picture was taken matters, it is the same horse and not that far apart in time. Not sure why you have such a problem.. a little jealous perhaps??
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post #12 of 51 Old 08-03-2013, 07:15 PM
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I do have one question. With as skilled a rider as you appear to be, why are you not using an automatic release? Is it just something your trainer prefers that you use a crest release?
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post #13 of 51 Old 08-03-2013, 07:16 PM
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Yes, I died my hair brown earlier this year.. not sure what that has to do with anything, clearly it is the same rider (me) in all of the photos. Sometimes it is up in my helmet depending on if the picture was taken at a show or not, and when it is down it is curly because.. you wouldn't probably guess this but.. I have naturally curly hair!! And yes, some of the pictures are older.. idk why that matters either, I don't think my riding got worse? You can compare my older pictures to the new ones also including in my post if you are worried. Not sure why the date the picture was taken matters, it is the same horse and not that far apart in time. Not sure why you have such a problem.. a little jealous perhaps??
See my last post for the reason why I mentioned either of those things.

And that is a very mature statement to make. Yes, I am so very jealous of you; a stranger on the internet that I don't even know. Oyy...
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post #14 of 51 Old 08-03-2013, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Excuse me, that was NOT my point. I remember a thread a while back about somebody posting pictures for a critique and using pictures that were not even them. I was just pointing it out here that some of these pictures were old, and that the riders looked different. Just because another member commented about the rider's weight, don't jump all over me for making an observation that has NOTHING to do with judging the way somebody looks.
Clearly these pictures are all the same horse and rider?? Which is myself and my horse. That thread you linked to was a post by ME lol. Considering it's my account I have posted asking for critique before. I have many many more pictures of my horse if you are still worried.

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post #15 of 51 Old 08-03-2013, 07:30 PM
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Clearly these pictures are all the same horse and rider?? Which is myself and my horse. That thread you linked to was a post by ME lol. Considering it's my account I have posted asking for critique before. I have many many more pictures of my horse if you are still worried.
I know that was your old thread posted by YOU, hence why I stated "Some of these pictures are over a year old." and put the link directly under that statement.
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post #16 of 51 Old 08-03-2013, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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I know that was your old thread posted by YOU, hence why I stated "Some of these pictures are over a year old." and put the link directly under that statement.
Yes, but you hinted at my pictures not being of me.

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post #17 of 51 Old 08-03-2013, 07:39 PM
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Yes, but you hinted at my pictures not being of me.
Again, as I mentioned in my other post, there had been another poster from a while ago that posted nice jumping pictures of different riders and tried to pull it off as them. I did not state it was you, but was pointing those things out merely for clarification and reassurance. I remembered seeing your older jumping pictures before, so that is what initially sparked my concern. That's all.
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post #18 of 51 Old 08-03-2013, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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I do have one question. With as skilled a rider as you appear to be, why are you not using an automatic release? Is it just something your trainer prefers that you use a crest release?
I've never really been encouraged to do an automatic release, no one has told me not to or anything I just haven't had a coach that has really focused on my release. I think it would be a good idea for me to start practicing an automatic release as I move up the levels though, thank you!

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Well... for what it's worth I could tell it was the same rider in all the photos (at least the ones showing your face! I'll trust you on the two flat photos you posted second!).

Your horse is beautiful, and he looks like he is a very talented eventer! You also look beautiful, and you are a talented rider. The one thing I notice is that you don't have a lot of consistency--in some photos, you have a really nice, secure position. In some others, you're jumping ahead way out of the saddle or you lost your base of support and your leg is swinging back. I struggle with this problem too though, so I definitely understand! I think with time and practice you'll get better. Strengthening your legs, both in and out of the saddle, will also help with this.

If I were you (and I really wish I had your position in some of these photos!), I would really work on keeping your leg from swinging behind. It will really help you advance and keep you secure, which is particularly important in cross country. Even though you don't have an automatic release, it almost looks like you have the beginning of it in some of these photos. Once you feel more secure in the saddle and are more consistently jumping with your leg beneath you, I think you're absolutely at a level where you should begin practicing that. In the meantime, make sure you're giving enough of a crest release. A few of these look like you're pulling on your horse's mouth a little bit. Again, this is just a consistency thing.

Best of luck to you! For what it's worth, I don't think you need to lose weight. Don't worry about that one bit! Just enjoy your horse, always continue to work on your riding (we are never too good to improve!), and have fun doing it.
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post #20 of 51 Old 08-03-2013, 08:22 PM
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I've been thinking about buying another horse and I've been looking to possibly import what I want, as I can't find it here in the states. I'd like to get a Welsh Cob with possibly a TB or Warmblood cross. Did you buy him here in the states??

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