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some newer pics of me and the danman :D
We played in the field to take some shots for his sale ad. It was his first time being ridden out there so he was FRESH - but he's a naturally forward horse and IMO he did great for his first time. No spooks or bucks or bolts - just Speedy Gonzales! We got a couple of cute shots - keep in mind that generally when we're schooling, he works much rounder, uses his hind end more, etc. He was a loosey-goosey greenie in the field and so he wasn't necessarily as engaged and I *may* have been focusing a little too much on his head (shoot me!). Oh and, he's 15.2hh and I'm 5'7 so I look a litttttle big on him :D and I have a chair seat in a couple of pics. Ew.
PS, as you can tell, I ride him in a Dr Cook Bitless Bridle. He's wicked sensitive and it's really helped us advance in his training without freaking him out. I'm now slowly transitioning him to a french-link loose ring snaffle.
*the swooshing tail is because of the nasty bugs :)*
^^ just for fun :)
distracted! by a half-naked woman, no less.
EW! how bad do i look in this shot?! and his saddle looks like it slipped forward, but i think that's really just because he's long-backed - optical illusion..? anyway, here are a couple of confo shots, too.
right now i'm marketing him for sale because i'm leaving for virginia to be a working student for phyllis dawson in october, but if he doesn't sell before then i'll be bringing him. i'm going to foxhunt him and event him (obviously...it's an event barn and he's most certainly an event horsey!) and then market him there. so if you're in new england and interested, pm me :D haha!
thanks in advance for the critique!
no critique from me, but he is a super cute horsey!
thanks :) i love him so much, he's just like a big dog haha!
If i was in new england i would sooo buy him. Hes so cute! :lol:
Super cute! How old is he, and how much are you asking?
You are riding in quite a defensive seat and it looks like he is threatening you a little bit if you put on any aids.
What you really need to do in all of these pictures is stretch up, sit in the saddle confidently and bring your leg back and on and put your heels down. You need to keep the ear-shoulder-hip-heel line and let him deal with your confient position, instead of him putting you in the nice frame with the round back.
And before you switch him to the snaffle, your hands need to go into a little quiet box and stay there while your legs push his hind end up into your quiet contact. Your hands should always be infront of the saddle with thumbs ontop and straight wrists. They should be about 1/2" to 1" above the withers and no more than 3" apart. To flex or half halt you only need to flex your wrist or sponge. Make sure your reins are short enough for these aids to go through and so he learns about a steady contact from back to front.
he is a beautiful horse. I have a mare that looks just like him. but he is gorgeous i love him movement! gorgeous! are you going to be showing him?
anebel - thanks for the critique! I totally see everything you're saying, and will keep it in mind! Generally speaking my eq is solid, but when he's fresh I do tend to get quite defensive. It was his first time in the field and he was being pretty quick so I tensed up!
gotxhorses, he's nine and I'm asking $6500, negotiable. I'll be foxhunting and eventing him this fall and he'll be in training with an Olympian, and I'll probably do some little H/J shows with him too for exposure.
he is a flashy, handsome, correct horse!!!!! i wish that i could get him from you. but life happens. make sure that he goes to an experienced rider and a good home which im sure that you are.
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