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AlexS 10-23-2010 12:51 AM

Go ahead tell me the worst.
This is a very old pic of me, but my goal for my young horse would be jumping with a small amount of dressage. As he is still a project, there is little point in posting a pic of him - so here is an old pic of me. As he is still learning a lot, I may as well work on myself, or at least understand what I need to work on.
Thanks in advance, and I promise I won't get upset or argue with you!

PintoTess 10-23-2010 12:56 AM

it looks ok, your keeping the right contact with your legs, just the only thing i can suggest is a bit more bend in the elbows and maybe releasing a bit more with your arms (up the neck a bit more) and you seem to be leaning back a little bit so this may help, take off like your pushing your horse over the jump. get what i mean? pretty horse BTW :P

AlexS 10-23-2010 01:03 AM

Thanks, this pic was from many moons ago, as I have ridden for a long time but ride alone most of the time and so have no pics. But I still have problems with keeping a bend in my elbow now, even with flat work. So thanks.

And while I said I can take anything, no comments on how much of a strong bean I am :) Talk to my father, it is his fault. :)

Chiilaa 10-23-2010 02:41 AM

You seem to be arching your back over a little. Try to keep it flat. Are you steeplechasing in that shot?

AlexS 10-23-2010 03:21 PM

It was cross country.

MudPaint 10-23-2010 03:28 PM

Alexs... you're aging yourself with that helmet that has an actual chin strap that your chin goes in. ;)

AlexS 10-23-2010 03:56 PM

LOL I am older than dirt! And I still have that helmet! :)

Clementine 10-29-2010 01:58 AM

If you still jump like that, I am seriously jealous. I want to steal your leg - it's like...perfect! I think your release looks fine - any further up the neck, and you'd be leaning forward.

I love your horse too. What breed?

ErikaLynn 10-29-2010 10:09 AM

I think you look good, except your heals can go down more, and you kind of have chicken wing elbows. But I think that is a really neat picture it reminds me of pictures I see in old books my mom has (I'm not trying to call you old) And I had a helmet with a chin strap like too.

Alwaysbehind 10-29-2010 10:13 AM

You look great! Jealous glare.

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