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NordicJuniper 08-29-2009 10:52 PM

Position&Confo Critique.
 
I would like a critique on my position now. I am working on improving it from what it was before, I am sure you all remember.

Keep in mind these pictures were taken during my right ride on Junior after him and I both took a two month break.

So critique away! Don't worry about being harsh or whatnot I don't mind.

Oh and the jumps are only 12" [the cavaletti single] and 18" [the crossrail, with the thin pvc across the top] so of course I am not two pointing/getting out of the saddle majorly. [sorry someone on youtube told me I needed to push up out of the saddle more with my legs and I was like umm o.O]

June doesn't like to really try over little jumps.
http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/i...993f634abd.jpg
http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/i...f5702b7ff8.jpg
http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/i...8b1b45cfe8.jpg
http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/i...1e4f4301a7.jpg

Then just a cute pic of us :D
http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/i...f22db3a8c8.jpg

Thanks!

Also a confo critique would be great!

We just weighed him the day these pics were taken and the tape said 1250 pounds so we know he is not underweight. He is also wormed on schedule so that can't be it either. He needs more back muscle and rump muscle yes, but he was just out of riding for two months so that is understandable.

Anywho!

http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/i...f3ee1921d7.jpg
http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/i...e18198ebea.jpg
^^He wasn't squaring for me.
http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/i...9d77046358.jpg
^^Again standing kinda funny, don't worry if you can't get a good critique from this.
http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/i...f4aad57321.jpg

I am learning to critique confo and the things I can see with him are:
-Steep shoulder
-Neck ties in low
-High withers
-Toed out in back, slightly in front
-Needs muscling on back and rump

Thanks again!!

NordicJuniper 08-29-2009 10:53 PM

Sorry meant to say these were taken on my first ride on Junior after who both had a two month break not whatever I typed up there lol!

eventerwannabe 08-29-2009 11:11 PM

Just so you know... The second level for the vertical is 10" and the highest is 18". The cross rail with the pole across it was 1'9-2'0.

Just wanted to let you know! :}

The only things undersaddle on your part that you need to work on is that you need to tuck your elbows in more and that you need to get those heels of yours down. You also seem a little tense, maybe some deep breathing would help. xD

:wink:

NordicJuniper 08-29-2009 11:25 PM

I need new boots before my heels will go down any further :D

I mean that literally, in those boots you cannot no matter how hard you try get your heels down where they should be.

Hence the reason you should not wear actual western boots when you are trying to jump.

charliBum 09-01-2009 01:37 AM

she is underweight, if you can see ribs, there underweight, regardless of what a tape says

up the feed, beetpulp and boiled barley(whole feed barley boiled) is good and non heating.

shes cuuute lol

NordicJuniper 09-01-2009 03:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by charliBum (Post 392786)
she is underweight, if you can see ribs, there underweight, regardless of what a tape says

up the feed, beetpulp and boiled barley(whole feed barley boiled) is good and non heating.

shes cuuute lol

He. And thank you yes he is adorable.

Also he can't be given beet pulp or any of that high sugar, fatty type feeds. He was on beet pulp and some other weight builders and he was diagnosed with laminitis, we are lucky we caught it in time to correct it. His body doesn't respond well to high sugar contents so we have to go about getting his weight up a whole nother way than normal because of the laminitis risk. Our farrier was out and even told us that he was overweight. As I stated he has no back/butt/etc. muscle do to being out for two months due to the laminitis so that makes him appear skinnier.

I don't want to get into an arguement about any of this so I would be happy if it was just dropped. As I have stated we are aware of his condition and it is being fixed, it is just a slow process because of his special needs.

He has actually gained even more weight since these photos. Took these today.
http://i32.tinypic.com/4uytf8.jpg
http://i25.tinypic.com/2aaaqko.jpg

Thank you for the concern though. I know everyone is just trying to help.

azarni 09-01-2009 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by charliBum (Post 392786)
she is underweight, if you can see ribs, there underweight, regardless of what a tape says

That is not true. Some horses have visible ribs, but are at peak condition and weight. It all depends on the breed and build of the horse.

NordicJumper, your horse is adorable, I love his soft eyes. He certainly needs some muscle, but he's not underweight.

NordicJuniper 09-02-2009 07:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by azarni (Post 393425)
That is not true. Some horses have visible ribs, but are at peak condition and weight. It all depends on the breed and build of the horse.

NordicJumper, your horse is adorable, I love his soft eyes. He certainly needs some muscle, but he's not underweight.

Thanks azarni. That is what we are thinking is the deal with him because he is a TB and has a very slender build. He definetely isn'y a QH built TB haha.

He has a very kind face, that is what drew me into him. I just think his face is adorable! For 20 he sure doesn't act or look it.

bloodhoundmom28 09-03-2009 02:14 PM

i think he looks good and i do think some breads tend to be more apt to so rib. and i agree with a little more muscle he will look even more beautiful then what he already is.


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