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    08-16-2012, 08:12 AM
  #1
Weanling
XC horse & rider crit.

Meet Rubin, 6yo tb gelding.
This is out third cross country clinic.
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    08-17-2012, 12:09 PM
  #2
Weanling
I like your automatic release! It's nice to see that especially going xc. Your horses jump isn't that flattering, he's uneven and hanging a knee which is not good but it also looks like he's really reaching with his head and neck so it could have been a bad take off spot or bad jump in general.

Your looking up and ahead and you turn out is great. Your leg looks like it may have moved a bit but it still looks really secure with heel down, calf against your horse with toes slightly out. Back to your turn out, it's great because it's simple!!! I hate with a passion eventers who are head to toe in gaudy colours and have their horse look the same, it's distracting and tacky. So good on you for being toned down!

Do you have any more pics or videos? If love to see more I think you look like a great rider.
     
    08-17-2012, 09:53 PM
  #3
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Mckellar    
I like your automatic release! It's nice to see that especially going xc. Your horses jump isn't that flattering, he's uneven and hanging a knee which is not good but it also looks like he's really reaching with his head and neck so it could have been a bad take off spot or bad jump in general.

Your looking up and ahead and you turn out is great. Your leg looks like it may have moved a bit but it still looks really secure with heel down, calf against your horse with toes slightly out. Back to your turn out, it's great because it's simple!!! I hate with a passion eventers who are head to toe in gaudy colours and have their horse look the same, it's distracting and tacky. So good on you for being toned down!

Do you have any more pics or videos? If love to see more I think you look like a great rider.
Thanks so much!! I've actually only had this horse a few months and this is my 2nd time cross country schooling him! He's only 6 :)
& I totally agree, simple is better!
I had to but the rest of the pictures and don't get them until next weekend, but Ill post them when I get them. Thanks again :)
     
    10-12-2012, 08:42 PM
  #4
Weanling
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    10-12-2012, 11:54 PM
  #5
Trained
I'm thinking stirrups a hole or two shorter might help you keep your heels better anchored. In that pic, they are higher than your toes.
     
    11-16-2012, 12:41 AM
  #6
Foal
Hey! I See potential!
He's just got a big scope, which means he's got a big jump potential ahead of him.
Yes you've got a great auto release!

Something I recommend:
I found it really helpful to use jumps as such, as the midpoint of a figure 8.
Use the logs and hay bales, etc.. as just something in the way. Set them up relatively close and use them in patterns, and your horse is going to collect himself real nice ;]
     

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