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post #1 of 11 Old 02-20-2011, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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whats my riding like?

I know these arent the best pictures but they are the best I have. I was wondering if you could see anything I need to work on and ways I could improve it. I know my feet are a bit further forward then desired and when I'm trotting I'm leaning forward a bit. In one picture I'm looking back because I was explaining something to the person on my other horse (bad timing). I'll try to get better photos when I can. Thanks
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post #2 of 11 Old 02-20-2011, 10:12 AM
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I know nothing about western, so I'm not of much help critiquing... But I just wanted to say that both of your horses are absolutely beautiful :)

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post #3 of 11 Old 02-20-2011, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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its not actually western I just have stock saddles and thanks

My two horse Apache and Sammy are my world
along with our dogs Patch and Bear.
But I will always love you Jimmy R.I.P
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post #4 of 11 Old 02-20-2011, 02:33 PM
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Oops. I feel smart... I can't believe I missed the, you know, lack of a saddle horn...

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post #5 of 11 Old 02-20-2011, 05:56 PM
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The second photo is probably the one you look best in.
In the first you need to bend your elbows and bring your arms and shoulders back. A stock saddle does encourage your lower leg to be more foward, but you need to bring it back a little so your more centred and effective with your aids.
In the third you look quite tense and unbalanced which you'll need to work on. You look as if your trying to keep your balance by using the reins. Also sit up straight.

Probably not the best critique but I hope it helps a bit..
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post #6 of 11 Old 02-21-2011, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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thanks they are things I have noticed as well I just want other peoples opinions. I have a habit of leaning forward but I feel since those pictures I have improved and I keep my shoulders back a lot better. I personally find it easier to keep my legs back in a good position when I'm in the saddle on the palomino. Not to make excuses sorry but in the third pic I may not have had the best balance but I know I wasnt using the reins for balance I was trying to hold pepper back while I was explaining something to the person next to me.
Thanks for your thoughts

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post #7 of 11 Old 02-22-2011, 02:59 PM
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Your legs look quite far forward, as you were saying. Id suggest shortening your stirrups a hole, it should help bring your lower leg back. There should be a straight line going from your ear, to shoulder, to elbow and finally down to your heel. I like how you have your weight in your heels in the first picture, keep it like that but try thinking of getting your knee to point down to the ground, it'll help your leg aswell. I have the same problem with the "chair seat" but I think I've cracked it now lol
Also, your arms are too straight in the first picture, the "imaginary straight line" I talked about before will also help that, try to relax your arms to you have more of a natural bend in your elbows :) I also think you need a little more contact on the horses mouth (in the first picture) but bending your elbows more should fix that too :)

Apart from that, I think you look pretty good :)
Gotta say, beautiful horses too. Loveee the appy. I wish I had one
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post #8 of 11 Old 02-22-2011, 03:03 PM
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just thought id add this picture, to help with the "straight line" I metioned.
There also should be a straight line from the horses bit, to your elbow.
Hope I helped :)

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post #9 of 11 Old 02-23-2011, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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thanks I can't actually put the stirrups up on that saddle anymore that's why like to use the other saddle sometimes. I feel I have improved a bit since those pictures but I'll keep working on it. Thanks I like the appy too she's my sweet old girl.

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But I will always love you Jimmy R.I.P
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post #10 of 11 Old 02-23-2011, 02:12 AM
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what a cute horses =)

Well I think I don't have any explanation, because the picture that KawaiiCharlie posted explain it all .
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