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GeminiJumper 11-25-2008 05:35 PM

Intercollegiate Horse Show (western) plz critique!! :)
So my school, Black Hawk College, held their annual IHSA Intercollegiate Hors Show and I got to compete in it!! It was my very first show and I won first place on both days!!!! I showed in Intermediate I. So if you guys could critique me on some of the things I need to work on.








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BuckOff41570 11-25-2008 05:44 PM

Not much of a critiquer...Just be careful not to push your stirrups too far forward into a chair seat. Remember...Shoulder,hip,and heel. Congrats on doin well your first IHSA show!

GeminiJumper 11-25-2008 05:51 PM

Thank you!! I noticed my legs got pushed out a lot by the second day (new horse) so I'll try to keep that in mind.

girl_on_black_pony 11-25-2008 08:41 PM

Nice! When I show, we keep our left arm hanging down at out just looks different.

Just pull those legs back. You guys look superb! :)

kickshaw 11-25-2008 09:04 PM

keep that leg back, and remember to smile once in a while!

GeminiJumper 11-26-2008 10:06 AM

haha....yeah, the smiling...i'm sure that'll come the more i show bc right now, i'm too concentrated on making sure everything gets done when i'm in the ring riding!! lol

yeah, we were taught to hold both of our hands at the same level, kind of like you're holding a tray full of glasses of if you're hands are not level, the water will spill

arastangrider 11-26-2008 01:15 PM

I knoticed you used a different saddle on the second day that could be why you knoticed your legs getting pushed forward I have a saddle that does that to me in photo 7,9,10,11,12 your hand were not even it would probley be better to have your hand resting on your thigh. I'v seen alot of people do that though the last few years mostley in the AQHA shows but it's alot easier to have your hand resting on your thigh. I also noticed that in some of the photos you are leaning forward a bit if you rotate your hips and sit deep it would help alot. Alot of people have a tendency to look at thier horse when they first start showing and in all of your photos your looking up nice job! over all you look 100 times better then I did at my first show lol

GeminiJumper 11-26-2008 02:43 PM


Painted Ride 11-26-2008 03:27 PM

i noticed that you were leaning foward, shoulders back ur slouching a tad..... try to sit back (on the pockets of ur jeans), RELAX and smile.give your horse his head looks like ur holding him back. lower you hands a bit too...over all yall do not look bad....good luck

Angel_Leaguer 11-26-2008 03:37 PM

besides everything that has been listed... just RELAX!!!

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