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He was a racehorse and you can't use any leg-just pulling back. Please no rude comments- just critiqueing
Submitted by: Grace S.
Categories: Riding and driving, Critique My Riding
Sierra Greencastle, PA
9/27/2013 12:26:50 PM
Lower your hands and bring them closer together (your hands need to be just as wide as your horses mouth and sitting just above the withers). Also bring your hands forward and loosen the reigns just a bit, in racehorses sometimes there taught to run through the bit. And remember the more you relax the more your horse will relax, in the video you seem intimidated by him, dont be, just relax!! Lastly you need to have an invisible line from your heel to your hip to your ear, so slide your heels back and put your shoulders back!!! Ohh and work on your posting lateral, it will help you and your horse be more balanced and aid in helping your horse relax . Hope this helps you guys, with work you guys could be a great team!!!
Victoria essex, ON
6/29/2013 7:25:42 PM
your horse wants to go fast(canter)my horse does this as well u will get a better ride if u RELAX.If u let your beautiful horse canter in a slow place. It will relax you your hands and u will get a better trot when hes relaxed.
Brielle highland, UT
6/28/2013 3:15:09 PM
good I really like you and your horse together. First your hand are to high, your pulling on the reins really bad. Lengthen them out and you will find your horse reaching down. Right now his back is hollow and he is using his back legs like he should be doing and carrying you ether. When you post come to the top of your rise. Meaning come up off your saddle more than you where.
Catherine Ramsey, NJ
6/5/2013 6:47:07 PM
Hi! First of all, what a beautiful horse you have! When he calms down, I can guarantee that he'll succeed at whatever sport you do with him. First, a tip for your position: please, please, don't keep your hands so high! When you post, your elbows start flapping around because of this. Keep your hands down! I used to have the same problem. What worked for me was grabbing the mane, which will force your hands down. Now, for your horse: he's definetly fighting you. I have a little training program for you to try. First, spend lots of non riding time with him. Groom him and lead him around. Lungeing will really help this horse; ask your trainer for help. All of these things will help to calm him down and accept you as a partner and leader. In the saddle, try to sit quietly. Make lots of circles, changes in direction, and transitions (mainly walk to trot). All of these things will improve your horse's acceptance. I hope this works for you! If it does, I'd be glad to help more. Good luck! And remember: keep your hands down!
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