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post #11 of 17 Old 08-17-2014, 02:12 AM Thread Starter
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I think you look really secure and confident!
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post #12 of 17 Old 08-17-2014, 04:18 AM
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I think he looks good and so do you! To stop him rushing ( though he doesnt look bad) you could try putting 3 poles on the floor up to a small fence, about 4 of your strides inbetween each pole and the jump and just set yourself up a good bouncy canter around the school and then just keep counting your rythm and keep that pace, the poles will make him think and sit back and wait hopefully! You both look confident and relaxed and both stay straight over your jump and from what I can see on the approach and landing, he looks a really willing little horse with a good attitude to his work!
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post #13 of 17 Old 08-17-2014, 02:30 PM
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I like the team overall. Your two point is a bit rushed, though. You are nearly throwing your upper body onto his neck. Think about sitting up more, and letting him jump up to you. At 2'6", you don't need quite as much hip action as is shown. You calming your body should also help with his rushing.
There is something about your leg that I can't quite place. Try shortening your stirrups a hole, and make sure you are really sinking your weight into those heels.
Looking good, keep up the good work! :)
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post #14 of 17 Old 08-17-2014, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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I think he looks good and so do you! To stop him rushing ( though he doesnt look bad) you could try putting 3 poles on the floor up to a small fence, about 4 of your strides inbetween each pole and the jump and just set yourself up a good bouncy canter around the school and then just keep counting your rythm and keep that pace, the poles will make him think and sit back and wait hopefully! You both look confident and relaxed and both stay straight over your jump and from what I can see on the approach and landing, he looks a really willing little horse with a good attitude to his work!
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Thank you! and my trainer actually suggested I not use poles because a horse that truly rushes will also rush over the poles. She said it's better to just sit quietly and not manage the approach to the jump so much; just keep him supported.

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post #15 of 17 Old 08-17-2014, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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I like the team overall. Your two point is a bit rushed, though. You are nearly throwing your upper body onto his neck. Think about sitting up more, and letting him jump up to you. At 2'6", you don't need quite as much hip action as is shown. You calming your body should also help with his rushing.
There is something about your leg that I can't quite place. Try shortening your stirrups a hole, and make sure you are really sinking your weight into those heels.
Looking good, keep up the good work! :)
I'll definitely start working on that! Thanks so much!
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post #16 of 17 Old 08-17-2014, 08:27 PM
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You have very good EQ, I am impressed! I am not a trainer, but am glad to offer some advice as there is always room to grow in my opinion. :) I would turn your toes inward more, turning them out gives the tendency to clamp with the wrong part of your calf, while turning them in gives a better control with the inside of your leg. Also sit up a little taller. Your seat is very nice as well as your release, I would just sit up a little bit taller. Your pony is adorable, very nice form. :) I obviously cant see you ride in person, but those were just a few things I noticed. Great job overall, though!
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post #17 of 17 Old 08-18-2014, 02:24 AM Thread Starter
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You have very good EQ, I am impressed! I am not a trainer, but am glad to offer some advice as there is always room to grow in my opinion. :) I would turn your toes inward more, turning them out gives the tendency to clamp with the wrong part of your calf, while turning them in gives a better control with the inside of your leg. Also sit up a little taller. Your seat is very nice as well as your release, I would just sit up a little bit taller. Your pony is adorable, very nice form. :) I obviously cant see you ride in person, but those were just a few things I noticed. Great job overall, though!
Thank you very much! and he's actually 16.1 hands tall haha, but call him pony too sometimes bc he's so silly

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