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Hey there this is my trainers hold school horse Joy. She is 22 and has been there and done that. SO she know everything. But please critique my eq. Thank you(:
Sit back a bit because you are leaning too far down on the horses neck. also bring your feet closer to your girth and that will help you sit up. your lower leg looks strong just try to pivot you toes in a little bit. hope that helped!
Your elbows need to be more at your side and not on the horses' neck, only your hands should lightly be on the neck. Also, your diaphragm needs to rise up, don't lay on the horses' neck.
Be sure to release when you are mid-way in the jump as well, it looks like you were kind of pulling on his mouth in the third picture.
You have a nice flat and relaxed back. I also like that you are releasing and your eyes are up.
For the most part I really like your leg position. But I would suggest that you roll your toe in and keep your inner calf on. Right now your using the back of your calf. Really think about sinking your weight into your heels too so they are flexed.
And as others have said raise your torso so you are not laying all your weight on your horses back. Think about having most of your weight over the middle of the saddle with it sunk into your heels and legs so that you can stay suspended in the air.
Keep up the good work!
First off, I love riding the older, more experienced horses. They can teach you a lot because they've pretty much done everything.
Your back seems to be nice and flat, except for in the last photo where your back is a little hunched (or maybe it's the baggy jacket?). Your toe could be turned in a bit more and you seem to be laying on the neck a bit. Your leg is where it's supposed to be in the second picture so I'm pretty sure you have a solid leg position, just get your toes in more.
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