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Moxie 07-30-2008 09:57 PM

BE GENTLE! Large lady on Large horse
 
Alright, I have mustered up some guts and am going to post a few vids of me on Fritz. Now, please keep in mind that I am still kind of new to the post, and well.. I'm HUGE! So yea.

I'm more interested in Fritz's conformation, and what you think of him, but critique on me and my riding would be alright as well.

http://s201.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=DSCF4116.flv


http://s201.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=DSCF4112.flv



The vids are short because Fritz and I only go in short lil bursts. I know I need to work on my hands, they tend to come up when I'm feeling unbalanced, also I know I'm holding my reins backward, I'm left handed, so that is something I have to work on.

Arrow 07-30-2008 10:05 PM

I won't critique the actual riding--looks like you are taking lessons, and that's all to the good. He's tossing his head a bit, but you two will get there.

I think the two of you look perfectly proportional. He looks perfectly comfortable, and you look relaxed with a steady seat. I think you two are going to make a great team!

Moxie 07-30-2008 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Arrow
I won't critique the actual riding--looks like you are taking lessons, and that's all to the good. He's tossing his head a bit, but you two will get there.

I think the two of you look perfectly proportional. He looks perfectly comfortable, and you look relaxed with a steady seat. I think you two are going to make a great team!

Tossing his head means what?

Arrow 07-30-2008 10:24 PM

Far end of the arena on the first video, near the end of the vid--he puts his nose up in the air a couple of times.

Arrow 07-30-2008 10:26 PM

I would also say that it looks like you are riding with a lot of contact and two hands for a curb bit--that might be why he's tossing his head. Curbs are meant to be ridden with one hand--if you need to use two hands, contact, and direct reining--you should ride in a snaffle.

Moxie 07-30-2008 10:35 PM

I meant what is he trying to tell me with the tossing of his head?

He is my lesson horse, so what kind of bit and what not that is used on him are out of my control, I trust in my instructor to choose what is best for me.

I know nothing of bits and of their potential.

Moxie 07-30-2008 10:40 PM

Okay, I watched it again, and saw what you're talking about. I'm not sure, but it could have been flies. They really like him, and he dosnt like the fly spray so much.

Or, like you said, it could be the bit? I'm not sure what it means when they shake their head like that?

Arrow 07-30-2008 10:47 PM

Ah, sorry, didn't know he was a lesson horse, I thought he was your horse! I won't comment further--I'll leave that to your trainer. I'm just a trail riding gal!

Moxie 07-30-2008 10:53 PM

I hope to one day own him.

Arrow 07-30-2008 11:08 PM

I hope it happens for you! I like his looks, and I really do think you two look great together!


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