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QHriderKE 03-19-2013 08:21 PM

First time English in A YEAR
 
I only have video stills.... I can't edit the video to upload it :(

What do ya think?

http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u...psea4f2e94.jpg

http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u...psba4d88c8.jpg

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And for fun:
http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps811220ec.jpg

xlionesss 03-19-2013 08:42 PM

I'm no good what-so-ever at critiquing, but your elbows need to be bent more, having them like this throws your seat forward. I'm quite guilty of this also and need to remind myself constantly. Great for first time in a year though!

waresbear 03-19-2013 08:47 PM

Stirrups need to be a bit longer, leg back more, and shoulders back, chest out. Go practise.

QHriderKE 03-19-2013 08:49 PM

I felt like I needed to drop the stirrups a hole! Dangit. There's always next time lol.

Almond Joy 03-19-2013 09:21 PM

Shoulders back, turn toes in a tiny bit, leg a bit back, elbows need way more band and your hands need to go up too. Like you're eating dinner with a plate in between your hands!

Chiilaa 03-19-2013 09:24 PM

Your hands are very open - your fingers are lightly grasping the reins with the very tips, not actually wrapped around them. Hold the reins - in a fisted hand, not with fingertips. This gives you better control of your hands. Additionally, you need to keep your thumbs on top.

QHriderKE 03-19-2013 09:26 PM

Thanks everyone!

QHriderKE 03-25-2013 07:06 PM

Here's the quick video....

I was trying to trot... and was trying to post. But my horse wasnt giving me enough "ooomph" to post, so I just decided to sit it in the end. And then it looked awkward.

MARCH English - YouTube

Almond Joy 03-25-2013 07:55 PM

I think dropping your stirrups will help with your posting and balance. Remember, don't grip too much with the back of the calf, but the side. Be careful not to grip with your knee! Also, when she begins to trot do not lean forward. This puts more weight on the forehand, throwing you and her off balance and encouraging her to walk to regain her balance. If I was riding a horse that was only giving me that much trot, I would have given her a hard kick and if that didn't work I would start carrying a crop!

QHriderKE 03-25-2013 08:14 PM

I think I'll feel a lot better once my stirrups are more comfortable.


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