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        02-07-2010, 02:05 PM
      #21
    Started
    Stiff/straight elbows x(
    My hands should be less "leaning", the thumbs aren't quite on top but not really piano hands either.
    Heels a bit back I think.. I'm not sure though..
         
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        02-07-2010, 02:14 PM
      #22
    Foal
    HaHa well were do I begin?
    My faults are:
    with the horse I have now he barges at the jumps and I tense up and sit back before the jump which your suppossed to do but then I stay back when I go over the jump and makes my position terrible and jabs my horse in the mouth and starts him throwing his head!
    My heels all ways go up when I give the aids and my canter aids are really failing I always try to get it from arising trot even though I now I shouldnt I just can't keep down in my seat and then he goes into a really fast trot then canter and then I have to use all my strength to keep him in canter because its so unbalanced!:Llol
         
        02-07-2010, 02:40 PM
      #23
    Weanling
    I have the stupidist habbit of tightining the reins a few strides from the first jump (it drives my instructor NUTS. Lol) I think its because Trooper hates jumping length reins so its easier to tighten them up last minute than to deal with him trying to pull them out of my hands.

    I also have problems loosining my hips during to the canter. My instrucor says I have a "true equestrian" sitting trot but I can't to it at the canter!
         
        02-07-2010, 03:17 PM
      #24
    Yearling
    Maire995: That's strange that you lean back before a jump. I know most people lean forward before a jump, but not back.

    With me, sometimes I have to lean back ALOT to try and keep Night Heat slow through a jumping course...

    Thanks to nirvana, I just remembered another fault of mine: I tend to ride with fairly short reins, because I am all too used to riding very forward horses.
         
        02-07-2010, 03:57 PM
      #25
    Trained
    Quote:
    MIEventer, What a long beautiful neck and body your horse has! :)
    Silversun, thank you so much :) I appreciate that! I will let Nelson know what you said, I am sure it'll make him beam :) :)
         
        02-07-2010, 04:01 PM
      #26
    Weanling
    MIE do you wear moutain horse winter riding boots. Cause I swear I have the same pair. Lol! (random I know)
         
        02-07-2010, 04:06 PM
      #27
    Green Broke
    New habits:
    - My calves squeeze and end up pushing my heels up and toes down xP
    - straight arms
    - tense back
    - looking down
    - toes out rather than in
         
        02-07-2010, 04:22 PM
      #28
    Foal
    Oh where to begin!

    -i ride with really short stirrups...because im really tall.
    -i love to just ride in this wierd like halfseat/2pointish position.its wierd and people are always like wth what are you doing....its comfortable
    -i have to constantly think heels down heels down!
    -sometimes when I ask my horse for a canter. I lean forward!
    - and you will all hate me for this one. One time...only one time I got really pissed off and jacked my horse in the face...because he kept rooting on me :( im really ashamed of that one!! And I felt really bad after it :((((((((
         
        02-07-2010, 04:58 PM
      #29
    Yearling
    Don't worry megannnn, that's what this thread is for, to confess riding errors. But I'm mighty glad you don't do that no more!
         
        02-07-2010, 05:01 PM
      #30
    Weanling
    ^Ya we all have our moments! The important part is that you learnt from it.
         

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