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wintec 08-07-2010 09:58 AM

Show last weekend :]
please critique my position :) I am on the chocolate pony with the flaxen mane and tail, her name is honey

^showmanship, I know she's not square but it was my first time and I got fourth place, beating showmanship veterans

^being explained the equitation pattern, blurry but i'm on the far left

^setting up for my pattern, i went first! yikes!

^ sitting trot, I know these pictures were taken far away....sorry

^ 270 turn to the left

^canter left lead

^halt at cone A

^ love my face in this one lol

^ bad picture, don't know what you could get out of it lol

^ i'm on the right, no clue what i'm looking at lol i think they had just called us into the middle lol but who knows hehe

^and just because, an awesome picture of honey in motion :)

Cinnys Whinny 08-07-2010 10:22 AM

Actually, the picture that you think is the worst shows your positioning the best. It shows that you have a nice supple line from your elbows to the bit, and it also shows that you have nice posture. The other pictures are a bit far, but the last one I think you have your reins a bit too tight and I think it looks like your pony has learned to lean onto the bridle, I could be wrong however. Let's see what the others think :)

Oh, and um...a point about grooming, um, I would have someone teach you how to properly pull that pony's mane instead of just chopping it with scissors. It will lay flatter and look a lot neater and refined in the show ring. It kind of looks like someone hacked Honey with scissors, it's really obvious in picture 8.

wintec 08-07-2010 11:31 AM

thanks cinney's whinny! she's not my pony so I have no real control over the whole mane thing, she's a simple school horse haha thanks though

wintec 08-08-2010 09:27 AM

bump :)

wintec 08-10-2010 08:22 PM


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