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post #1 of 31 Old 10-02-2009, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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I know im not pro ...

and my reins are too short for "western" but he was having one of those days that he didn't want to listen to me so I needed to take a feel of his mouth to say yes I really mean what I am asking ... I am still learning how to ride western and what the heck to do with my right hand (i know if kind of does it's own thing in the pics) but how am I lookin? Oh and YES I am posting in some of the pics so I am a little forward :)
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post #2 of 31 Old 10-02-2009, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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a few more for good measure :)
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post #3 of 31 Old 10-02-2009, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone? Anything? I can't be that bad?!?! Lol

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A poor english rider makes a pretty good western rider in my opinion. You look fine to me. Your horse is also breaking nicely at the poll. Im not a fan of having my reins real droopy. As long as there is some relief when he does as ask then they are long enough.

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A poor english rider makes a pretty good western rider in my opinion. You look fine to me. Your horse is also breaking nicely at the poll. Im not a fan of having my reins real droopy. As long as there is some relief when he does as ask then they are long enough.
ummm are you saying I am a bad english rider? I am a little shocked if you are b/c I am competitive and successful at it I am a little confused ...

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post #6 of 31 Old 10-02-2009, 07:15 PM
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You look awesome! Your horse is darling, I just love him!
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post #7 of 31 Old 10-02-2009, 07:33 PM
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I think you look great! I prefer a little more rein than what you are showing - you are reaching down with your rein hand a little too much. If you gave him more rein and elevated your hand a little, it would look more natural and you would still maintain nice light contact.
As for your free hand, I leave mine at my buckle.
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post #8 of 31 Old 10-02-2009, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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thanks! I normally ride with a looser rein but he was being SASSY so I needed more of a feel of his mouth :) Ill try putting my right hand by my buckle ... I take constructive criticism so any tips are appreciated

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post #9 of 31 Old 10-02-2009, 09:37 PM
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Personally I agree, you are looking pretty good. I always had issues with my right hand too. :) Alittle more rein would be good, but other than that you look really good :) I LOVE your horse.
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post #10 of 31 Old 10-03-2009, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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thanks! I will have the hubby take some more pics on a "normal" day and see if my reins look better :)

I love Brodie, he's a good boy most of the time.

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