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riding Zulu, the big lug!
I finally got a video of me riding Zulu. My videographer was pretty creative with the ballet moves with the camera, so hope you've had your dramamine. I posted this hear, 'cause I am a bit shy to post on the big, bad forum open area. My "evil twin" of a stomach has its' own rythm for posting the trot.
and more of the same
Feel free to critique. I feel certain every possible riding error that can be made is exhibited here, but I can only get better, right?
Tinylily, I am not qualified to really critique, but I know what pleases my eye. He looks like he moves well, and reaches nicely under him. You two look good together, good proportions, and I got a good workout watching you. Phew! Very well done! Just how tall is this guy? And , is he as smooth as he looks?
He is 17hh! And he is only smooth when he is rounding down and lifting his back, which is something I am only capable of attaining with him in sporadic amounts. When he wants to just hollow out and rush, his trot is like riding a jack hammer! It takes a lot of strenght to ride him, and after each 3 or 4 minutes of trotting, I had to stop and catch my breath. (I am just getting over that bronchial swamp of a cold going around, and am asthmatic on top).
I want to post one more short video of cantering on the right lead, which went really well. I didn't canter him at all for the first 4 or 5 times riding. I was just buffaloed by his size and though the canter isn't fast in the turn over, one is moving fast just because of the size of his strides.
Not really qualified to critique but I think you have him moving quite nicely! Good job - the two of you look great. It was fun to watch!
Nice horse & nice ride. Looks like you were enjoying every minute of that. Is Zulu a lease horse? Great name too! Luv it!
I am leasing him, yes. I am so fortunate to be able to ride him. He's a really nice fellow and can move out like no tomorrow. He jumps like a tiger, but I dont' !
Wow! I am impressed.
First, I love this horse. He is really nice. I would REALLY love trying my sidesaddle on him as he would be perfect. He is a nice mover and looks like he has a great temperment. When he is moving nicely forward, he is even better. Leg into hand...leg into hand.
And Tiny, your riding really impressed me too. You are a lovely rider. I am glad I saw this.
BTW, The second video wouldn't play for me. It said it was private.
FRom you, that is high praise indeed! Maybe I'll post on the general forum. It 's just that I am so rount in the belly area one cannot evern tell if I am sitting up correctly or not. But, if people can kind of ignore that, then that's cool.
I can't say enough nice things about Zulu.
I loved it! You look great and so does he! I don't have a critique but great job!
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