Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
juju, you look great :)
I love that your legs are solid at the girth. I love that you are allowing your heels to do their job. I love that your seat is dead center over your saddle and I especially love that you have the proper space between your seat and your saddle.
Your back is strait, you are looking up - but I do have to agree wtih 3days3ways about your upper body. I am not going to argue about your leather length, since it is working for you - but there should be about 100 - 110 degree angle in your knees when jumping.
The other thing is your release - your horse is tense in the mouth. Maybe make it a bit of a longer crest release?
I would love to see a picture of you on take off to a fence if I could :)
OH! And I forgot to say, Nelson has the same sort of deal with his tail. When I got him, he had a gorgeous thick tail - then I got my hands on it. I was told I had to have a well groomed horse when I ride *the BM/Coach was strict* so I groomed every part of him...including his tail. Before I knew it...I had thinned it out because I brushed it everytime I rode............*sigh* now I'm working hard on getting it to grow out.
I leave it alone now. I never brush it, just condition it and don't touch it. Seems to be working.
Last edited by MIEventer; 05-12-2009 at 09:40 PM.