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    05-24-2012, 12:41 PM
xc schooling critique

Our first time out this year !
These pics are from a couple weeks ago [my second time EVER riding in my brand new county saddle !]
Gypsy was pretty hyper, but over all very bold and game =] my mom kept cutting my head off because gypsy was over jumping....
Feel free to critique me or gypsy...thanks
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    05-24-2012, 08:08 PM
Looking good! Other than a tad too much foot in the stirrups, I got nothin'. I'd love to borrow your position some time! I'm so glad you posted that wooden jump pic. I'm desiging an XC fence now and was having builder's block on the frame. Now I know how to do it.
    05-24-2012, 08:20 PM
Thanks ! My friend just built it, its a great jump !
    05-24-2012, 09:46 PM
You look great, your foot isn't too far I don't think, for xc you need more support. Your horse looks very happy to do his job. How long have you been doing xc?
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    05-24-2012, 10:10 PM
Thanks ! I sometimes prefer to have my foot a little 'home' on xc, especially when my horse is over jumping and acting a little crazy ! Not really correct for the eq ring, but its functional. This will be gypsys second year doing xc seriously, although she was introduced to it lightly the year before last.
    05-24-2012, 10:39 PM
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I see nothing I would change (and I say that rarely). You have a solid secure lower leg, a seat that stays back where it should be (as opposed to jumping ahead of the horse) a wonderful auto release on most of your photos, and your foot is just right for XC. XC is very tiring on the leg and having a stirrup just a tad behind the ball of the foot offers better support on the LONG XC course.

I think you will go far! Congrats on a job well done.
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    05-25-2012, 01:52 AM
Can I please have your skills? They're pretty freaking mad. ;D
    05-25-2012, 08:08 AM
Thanks allison, that really means a lot !
We are looking forward to doing more beginner novice and maybe moving up to novice in the fall.

Thanks makeyourmark !
    05-31-2012, 07:32 PM
Bump !!

    06-03-2012, 10:02 PM
How do you feel about your saddle? I love the color.
Are you acclimating to it pretty well? New saddles always freak me out a bit, they're tough to get used to at first!
I love all you XC riders... you're all so darn brave!

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