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post #21 of 24 Old 08-15-2015, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by farmpony84 View Post
I watched the video and was waiting to see the responses before I posted. I think his frame looks pretty good. He looked a little short in his rear, right I think? but not lame. every time you bump his head he does get animated and so he's going to tattle on you in front of the judges. I don't think he really needs that many reminders. Just try a light bump on the corners. It almost makes him look lame when he does that. Otherwise, really doesn't' look bad.

I'm not a fan of the kick with every post but it is very common in the AQHA shows so I don't think you have a problem there. I think you are looking pretty good.
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post #22 of 24 Old 08-15-2015, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by tinyliny View Post
I don't think you're spur is hitting him every stride, but you do have some lower leg movment. possibley turn your toes a tiny bit more forward?

in any case, I think he is still a wee bit off, in the hind, not sure which. but he seems to drag his left hind, and it could be that the discomfort has more to do with the tails swishing than anything with the rider (who is actually pretty steady and sympathetic seat/hands).

what happens if you areally ask him to trot out faster, and canter faster? does he seem irritated, or does he perk up and move smoother?
Funny you mention him being off, because when I watched the video the first thing I thought was hmm, something just doesn't look quite right, couldn't put my finger on it, although I thought hind end. But I could be imagining things, or as another poster said, it's something else.
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post #23 of 24 Old 11-09-2015, 02:58 PM
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I like his head set. Maybe ask for more collection in his middle and back. Ask him to back up again if he does that bit pulling thing at 1:59

Your posting could be more controlled, you kinda look like you are flopping in the saddle. Tip his nose in your corners just a tad maybe.

Overall you look good. Judging is always easier than doing. Your horse is well trained and I think your arena is nice for working.
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post #24 of 24 Old 11-12-2015, 03:09 PM
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I don't know if this has been mentioned already (just ignore if it has), but you need to be keeping constant contact with the horse's mouth. That doesn't mean 'constantly pull back', it just means that you need to be feeling his mouth at all times.

Second thing, which I saw had been mentioned, was the fact that you're constantly making contact with his stomach. This is a bad habit. If your horse doesn't respond after contact, let him know that he should be responding (a crop or firmer contact will do the job). As is, you're teaching him to ignore your contact. ^^
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