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post #1 of 16 Old 07-03-2016, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Critique: W/T/C & Crossrails

Some of you may recognize me from some of my other posts. It has been quite a journey with Finn, but I regret none of it. Finn has improved so much!!!!! I remember when I couldn't even canter him once around a ring without him shooting his head down and literally dragging me... Now he's much more calm, collected, and responsive. He's also nice and stretchy in his trot, and doesn't rush as much toward/away from jumps! Overall, I'm EXTREMELY pleased with him! I haven't had a trainer for over a year now, but I've finally come out of my poverty-stricken state and plan on moving him to a facility where I can compete and take lessons again.
Anyway, this video just portrays our walk, trot, canter, and jump work. I was very pleased with both his overall flatwork and jumping even if the jumps were merely cross-rails. I actually ended up doing a 2'6" vertical afterward, but my camera died :( He did well with that too, though!
Please critique my eq!! I notice that my foot is a little too forward. Perhaps I should shorten my stirrups one hole??
Also, feel free to critique Finny as well! Thanks again!
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post #2 of 16 Old 07-03-2016, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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I tried making a separate video of just the riding part and attaching it, but it didn't work :/ Therefore, I have to make due with the YouTube video. Skip to 5:29 to watch the riding part!
Also, I'm aware that the two clips of the white vertical aren't good as he knocked it completely down in one, and took a long spot, leaving me behind in the other. I kept them in for entertainment purposes, so take my riding in them with a grain of salt. Other than that, critique away!

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post #3 of 16 Old 07-03-2016, 09:36 PM
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what a nice solid lower leg you have. it is just rock solid!

nice work, a well matched pair.
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post #4 of 16 Old 07-03-2016, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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what a nice solid lower leg you have. it is just rock solid!

nice work, a well matched pair.

thank you very much!!!!

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post #5 of 16 Old 07-03-2016, 11:56 PM
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Lovely riding, lovely horse. I don't have any suggestions.
The fast and slow motion is a great touch - entertaining!
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post #6 of 16 Old 07-04-2016, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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Lovely riding, lovely horse. I don't have any suggestions.
The fast and slow motion is a great touch - entertaining!
Thanks! I really appreciate that!

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post #7 of 16 Old 07-04-2016, 01:46 AM
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I love that you used Oh Wonder for the music! I found them about a year ago and they are one of my favorites. Not many people have heard of them though and I think it's a shame.
Anyway, solid music choice. haha

You two look like a lovely pair!

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post #8 of 16 Old 07-04-2016, 01:53 AM Thread Starter
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I love that you used Oh Wonder for the music! I found them about a year ago and they are one of my favorites. Not many people have heard of them though and I think it's a shame.
Anyway, solid music choice. haha

You two look like a lovely pair!
Thank you! I agree- their music is very down to earth and relaxing. I especially love this remixed version!

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post #9 of 16 Old 07-04-2016, 02:08 AM
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you just make it look so easy, cavorting around the field, not getting upset if you knock down rails, no loss of balance, no nothing. you've really come a long way, and you know it, don't you!
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you just make it look so easy, cavorting around the field, not getting upset if you knock down rails, no loss of balance, no nothing. you've really come a long way, and you know it, don't you!
Awh, Tiny!! This comment made my night, thank you! I was actually just reading some of my old threads... boy was I callous. I'll admit that for not having a trainer I'm a little proud of myself But everyone's kind words has definitely given me some affirmation. Thank you for sticking with me for all this time, Tiny
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