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Penny and I; critique please!
Wow it has been a super long time sense I posted a critique here!! I don't even think I have videos of Penny up! So, here it is. This is from last weekend. She doesn't like to pick up her right lead and I had a dressage clinic the night before. She told me to take her in a couple of small circles and then point her head to the outside the best I can and kick with my inside leg. It actually worked most of the time in the lesson the next day! We got it in the clinic just fine. So yeahh... just another one of those critiques. She really likes to pull me down on her right lead as well, and it is very hard to sit too. And yes, my elbows look like crap...
lol before I read what you said I was going to say to bend your elbows and bring them back some. Other than that you two look pretty good!
I see a LOT of improvement. Your are starting to have a much more stable seat. So much better than 6 months ago. I like that horse and you and she do well together.
Just the elbows and dont over bend your lower back.
REally making progress! YOu can be proud of yourself.
It used to be that I did not think you really were ready to jump, but I think your seat has improved a lot and it no longer looks like you are staying on over the jump by luck. I give you a huge high five!
Thanks both of you! =)
I only watched a little of the video, up to 1:21, and I never saw anything from before this so I have nothing to base my observation on other then this video and the little bit that I watched.
Maybe it is just me but you looked a little all over the place, a little out of control. I do not know how long you have been riding so it is hard for me to give you a real critic. I can say though that I can tell that you are trying and that is seems like you have yet to really figure this horse out yet. Do not let my comment cut you down though, I do not want to do that. I only want to give you my honest critique. Good luck and continue to work hard. You are such a tiny girl (not a negative) on such a big powerful looking horse so I think that might have something to do with why it appears like it does to me.
I also want to say your already cool in my book cause your riding a mare named Penny. I also ride a mare named Penney, its spelling is just different :)
I think it will be easier for you once you get some bend in your elbow, you may have to lengthen your reins a little to achieve this and thats okay. I know some people will tell you to keep your hands at a certain part of the neck but it really depends on the length of your arms, you look small so a longer rein is probably necessary for you to be able to have bend in your elbows (I know thats how it is for me!!) This will all help you keep a more consistent contact with the horses mouth and I think also help you keep your shoulders back and your upper body still. Good luck with your riding :)
Well in that case...congrats you will be a pro in no time :)
My mares registered name is "Had A Penney" but everyone calls her Penney.....I mostly call her Miss May or just May....it seems to fit her witch of a personality better....Penney sounds too sweet for her :) haha
for 6 months its okay id like to see you sit in the saddle more in the video it looks like your pounding down on her back.
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