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  1. Horse Riding Critique
    Hello! Long time reader, first time forum post! I recently got a few videos of my riding and I need some constructive advice. Horse is 16 year old, 16.2h Oldenburg/appy. He gets body work done but I know he has more trouble bending left than right. Tracking right I have to think of counter...
  2. Hunters and Hunter Seat Equitation
    Does anyone know of any really good hunt seat equitation show barns near the Findlay, Ohio area? I'd be willing to travel up to an hour, but would prefer to stay close. I just want the opportunity to work with a really awesome equitation trainer who will challenge me as a rider. I'd also be...
  3. English Riding
    Wondering if any of you had any suggestions on exercises to help with equitation. I feel like I'm pretty sound on the flat..though I tend to over-arch my back and look stiff. I do a lot of no stirrup work, but I'd like to know if there are any other exercises you guys may do that help as well...
  4. English Riding
    So, I've noticed this when I go to shows and generally when I watch different riders. I see posting to the trot done in two ways. The first way I see people stand up and down, and move their upper body with them. The second way I see is mostly done with the hips, moving them forward each post...
  5. Horse Training
    As someone who is passionate about ethical equitation I am amazed at the lack of robust scientific evidence available to support both sides of the bit Vs bitless debate that is rife amongst the horsey folks. Do you think more research is needed? and if sufficient evidence for better welfare was...
  6. English Riding
    My favorite part of riding is refining the relationship between myself and my horse until it is seamless. My goal is to work on giving direct, subtle cues with expertise and training my horse to respond. This is just a personal preference, but I don't want to pursue jumping. My question is...
  7. English Riding
    What is the difference between these two boots, other than price? Is one for the show arena v.s. everyday riding? Which would look more professional for Hunt Seat Equation? General opinions, other than the ridiculous prices? What boots have the most professional appearance for Hunt Seat...
  8. English Riding
    So I recently got back into riding after a year off due to university, and when I went back to my old barn, my instructor told me to try something new, which will make my legs more stable. Instead of the usual heels down thing, she told me to keep my leg (technically foot) straight in the...
  9. Horse Riding Critique
    Hello everyone :-) If you wouldn't mind, could you critique this photo of myself and my previous mount? It was taken during a Hack division at a past show although I cannot remember which class. Critique equitation, horse and turnout! Thank you! (Click photo to enlarge)
  10. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    So today I rode English for the first time since the summer, and although I felt natural up on the horse, I felt slightly off. As though I had lost some of the experience I once had. It was amazing to be back in the saddle, but I need some help with my equitation, and to be quite honest, I need...
  11. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I have a problem with my eq, my lower legs swing forward. I know you are supposed to keep your shoulder, hip, and heal in line for good eq, but my lower legs are always forward and It's really hard for me to keep them straight underneath of me so my heal will be in line. What kind of exercises...
  12. Horse Riding Critique
    Hi Guys!!! Here is my 6 year old APHA mare, Jazz or Ultimate Showoff. I've had her since she was 2 with 45 days on her. Recently I have started wanting to get into jumping and start showing the Hunter Over Fences at the APHA shows and maybe start going to some local hunter shows. I've been...
  13. Horse Riding Critique
    We're ba-ack! :lol: This is Cowboy and I back at it, Child/Adult 3'-3'3" division. Two rounds shown here, one from Day 1 and another from Day 2. Both rounds shown are my speed round, so I was trying to get around as quick as possible while being safe and leaving the rails up. We got Champion...
  14. Horse Riding Critique
    So I posted a video of Finny and I a couple weeks ago. I got a lot of responses saying that I was pumping too much, which I definitely agree with. I have been working really hard on be a lot quieter in the saddle, so I hope the video reflects that. I've added polo wraps and a martingale to his...
  15. Western Riding
    Hey there. I was wondering if you guys had any tips or tricks for riding Western? I can w/t/c but I'm always looking to improve my equitation ect. So I figured that this could be a thread for any tips you have.
  16. English Riding
    Hey there. I was wondering if you guys had any tips or tricks for riding English? I can w/t/c and do some low jumps but I'm always looking to improve my equitation ect. so I figured that this could be a thread for any tips you have.
  17. Horse Shows
    What saddleseat equtation classes offer a pattern with in that class?
  18. Horse Talk
    I'm going to be going into saddleseat equitation this coming show season on my saddlebred. :lol: I have a question though... What saddleseat equtation classes offer patterns?
  19. English Riding
    Hi all! Wasn't there a saying/expression that was like "So you think H/J is easy..." and then it said something on about what really happens? I know there are dressage, barrel racing/speed event ones, and I think there's also an eventing or XC one?
  20. Jumping
    Ive been riding English/hunt seat for about 5 years and im learning how to jump now. Does anyone have any tips for distances, equitation, and just overall tips?
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