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post #11 of 14 Old 02-24-2009, 12:48 AM
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As I've mentioned before, I'm a Western rider. But, one thing I think is important is that we need to learn to ride (for several weeks or months) without reins before we use reins. That's because we need to separate our bodies from our reins. You should be a good rider without reins in order to be a great rider with reins.

Your legs are going way too far back. If you allow this you're going to fall off the horse. It's not a stable position and it's dangerous. My daughter has come off her horse twice due to this same leg position. It appears that you're using the reins to support yourself and are pulling too hard on that horse's mouth.

Please don't take critiques too personally. People don't critique you to be mean (at least not on this board). They do it to help you become a better rider.

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post #12 of 14 Old 02-24-2009, 06:25 AM
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Sorry for any inconvenience, but several posts that did not further the OP's goal of receiving constructive criticism in this thread were removed, and references to those posts were removed from other posts.

When members ask for critique and then receive it, please be sure to respect the members who spend their time offering help. You are of course free to disagree with any advice given, but if so you have to post your disagreement tactfully and recommend helpful alternatives to the OP who is looking for advice. After all, we would not have much of a critique section if members were dissuaded from offering constructive criticism in fear that others might respond harshly towards them simply because they disagree.

Please do not respond to this post here, but pm me with any questions, comments, or concerns so that this thread can remain dedicated to offering the OP advice.

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post #13 of 14 Old 03-05-2009, 12:38 AM
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tons of flatwork and NO STIRRUP WORK! It builds strength which makes it possible to keep a proper and effective position over the jump. Cute horsie =D
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post #14 of 14 Old 03-05-2009, 11:22 PM
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I think that if you worked on keeping your lower leg still and at the girth everything else (like bending with the hip) will be easier because you will be more balanced. But good job and the pony is cute!! :)
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