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post #11 of 16 Old 07-04-2016, 06:21 AM
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That was beautiful! So solid and looks effortless
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post #12 of 16 Old 07-04-2016, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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That was beautiful! So solid and looks effortless
Awh, thank you!!!!!!

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post #13 of 16 Old 07-05-2016, 01:20 AM
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You've got quite a lot of VERY well deserved positive feedback here! :) As you should; you two are an amazing pair. He's a lovely little horse, and you ride him like a champ. Love it!

The only input I have is in your upper body. At times you can seem very rigid and stiff through your back, rolling your shoulders a bit and locking those elbows. Try to really stretch your back in a more relaxed way, thinking of sitting up and back but not forcing it too much.
Over a few crossrails I noticed that stiffness got you again. You looked almost mechanic over some jumps. Breathe girl! Lol. Really think about relaxing your arms a bit more and letting them move more softly.

Other than that, I think you look awesome! :) Even the critique I mentioned isn't that bad; most riders become a bit mechanic after lots and lots of practicing arena work. Just a few breathing exercises and you'll be rocking it out! :)
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post #14 of 16 Old 07-05-2016, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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You've got quite a lot of VERY well deserved positive feedback here! :) As you should; you two are an amazing pair. He's a lovely little horse, and you ride him like a champ. Love it!

The only input I have is in your upper body. At times you can seem very rigid and stiff through your back, rolling your shoulders a bit and locking those elbows. Try to really stretch your back in a more relaxed way, thinking of sitting up and back but not forcing it too much.
Over a few crossrails I noticed that stiffness got you again. You looked almost mechanic over some jumps. Breathe girl! Lol. Really think about relaxing your arms a bit more and letting them move more softly.

Other than that, I think you look awesome! :) Even the critique I mentioned isn't that bad; most riders become a bit mechanic after lots and lots of practicing arena work. Just a few breathing exercises and you'll be rocking it out! :)
Thank you for commenting! I agree with you in that my upper body looks pretty stiff at times. He's a strong horse, so sometimes I firm up my body too much and forget about softening it. I'll definitely work on that. Thank you!

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post #15 of 16 Old 07-05-2016, 04:01 AM
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If you've ever seen her older vids, she used to pump like crazy. That seems all gone now. It's really a remarkable improvement.
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post #16 of 16 Old 07-05-2016, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
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If you've ever seen her older vids, she used to pump like crazy. That seems all gone now. It's really a remarkable improvement.
This is VERY true. Of course, I credit my improvement with Finn's as well. He's gotten a lot softer and MUCH more manageable over the years. I'm glad I never sold him like I so wanted to at times. I actually think he's ready for a little over fences show and two years ago, we couldn't even do W/T/C... Thanks Tiny!
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