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        01-21-2012, 10:36 PM
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    Yes it is :) Haha will do!
         
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        01-24-2012, 05:31 PM
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    Yikes I'm embarassed...

    So my trainer wants me in the training fork, but I'll practice without it. Anyhow... here's a video OFF OF THE LUNGELINE! This morning!! It's not perfect and I have a lot to learn. But I DO welcome any critiques or advice!

    If you can't tell, I'm more comfortable right, he's more comfortable left. So we're a funky pair haha. Please excuse any dumb faces I make... lol

    First video:

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        01-24-2012, 05:55 PM
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    Video 3:

         
        01-24-2012, 06:06 PM
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    Cool! You are doing very well. What you show is totally normal for someone learning how to canter. And Skye looks a bit go-ey at times., which will lessen when you relax more and kind of "melt " down around him more.

    When you follow his mouth with your arm, think of the motion as more for and back than up and down, which is what I see happening a bit. It's important to stay soft and following of the mouth, which is something that I , too, am, working on.

    Doing good!
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        01-24-2012, 06:17 PM
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    Video 3 was the best of the three.

    In the first video he looks "jammed" into a position and the look you want of a horse going forward in a more "happy" frame is not there.

    Video two is sorta here and there but video 3 shows a bit more happy horse.

    I understand why your trainer has the fork on as he will lift his head up here and there however the point of riding is to correct the little position changes with lateral exercises and your seat position...not a " oh that martingale is there so I have to put my head down" type of thinking by the horse.
         
        01-24-2012, 06:32 PM
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    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    Cool! You are doing very well. What you show is totally normal for someone learning how to canter. And Skye looks a bit go-ey at times., which will lessen when you relax more and kind of "melt " down around him more.

    When you follow his mouth with your arm, think of the motion as more for and back than up and down, which is what I see happening a bit. It's important to stay soft and following of the mouth, which is something that I , too, am, working on.

    Doing good!
    Thanks tinyliny! Yeah he anticipates my moves, he'd be a killer chess player But I'm still figuring out my seat and whatnot too. I'm so noisy uptop that I think it throws him off.

    Fore and back? Like a swinging ship? I will try again without having my elbows flapping like chickens.

    As for softening that mouth.. I was so confused. I'll have to work on that more.

    Thank you!

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    Video 3 was the best of the three.

    In the first video he looks "jammed" into a position and the look you want of a horse going forward in a more "happy" frame is not there.

    Video two is sorta here and there but video 3 shows a bit more happy horse.

    I understand why your trainer has the fork on as he will lift his head up here and there however the point of riding is to correct the little position changes with lateral exercises and your seat position...not a " oh that martingale is there so I have to put my head down" type of thinking by the horse.
    Thanks Spyder!

    Great! That means we're improving as time goes by as they were shot in sequential order.

    Yes, he has a big "throw head up and panic" problem that we've been working on for months. Saturday we had a big breakthrough without the fork on. I'll keep working on it!

    Appreciate all the help :)
         
        01-24-2012, 09:01 PM
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    You're improving quite nicely if I may say so. :) Ahh you make me want to rush to the barn and practice cantering myself. ;) Haven't ridden in 3 weeks due to having no time. :(
         
        01-24-2012, 09:35 PM
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    Well get out there, missy! :P

    Thank you!! I feel like it's crunch time. I leave Feb 20th and we've got two people interested in leasing him coming this weekend. Gotta be ready to show them how awesome he is :)
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        01-24-2012, 09:46 PM
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    Awesomesauce!

    I wish my paint would carry her head like Sky. I went for a leisurely canter English today and she was just trying to run HARD. Silly ponies. They always seem to behave better in an arena. I was probably the complete opposite of you today, I somehow got myself up into I believe what is called a forward seat, and just went with it, had to do some training and forget about my seat for a minute... but even when I was trying I'm sure it didn't look as nice as you did though...

    I must get a video so you can giggle at me :P
         
        01-24-2012, 09:59 PM
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    Awesomesauce!

    I wish my paint would carry her head like Sky. I went for a leisurely canter English today and she was just trying to run HARD. Silly ponies. They always seem to behave better in an arena. I was probably the complete opposite of you today, I somehow got myself up into I believe what is called a forward seat, and just went with it, had to do some training and forget about my seat for a minute... but even when I was trying I'm sure it didn't look as nice as you did though...

    I must get a video so you can giggle at me :P

    Aww thank you QH! :) Yeah he's a pretty boy. He used to not carry himself like that. Halt halts and softening have done wonders, as have letting him figure it out in the side reins (adjusted of course!)

    I'm sure you guys looked and did great :) But yes, open space makes horses soooo much more go go go. Though lately, Sky has been a bottle rocket. We're not quite ready to let loose in open space, not that there is much around here.

    Please! You're doing so great, I like watching your videos!
         

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