Horse Riding Position Review and Equitation Tips

Horse Riding Position Review and Equitation Tips



hi there my name is Laura and welcome to another video if it's your first time here thank you so much for being here I really appreciate it today's video we're going to do a position review from some photographs and a video that someone sent in so thank you so much for sending these in I really appreciate if you'd like to improve your writing and training know of that relationship with your horse so that you can win more ribbons at your next horse show then you're in the right spot the fitness your first time here remember to subscribe and hit the bell icon so you don't miss any new content that's coming out so one look at this video that Lisa sent in with her and your pony at a horse show and we're gonna watch it and you're gonna and you're gonna let me know what you think about it and we're gonna just take a look at it right now see what's happening so I'm gonna give you a play-by-play here as well you can see that she's trotting in like the way that she's trotting down the diagonal line so that the judge has a really good view of the horse on the diagonal just picked up the quatre and then she just goes directly to the first jump not necessary for the rider to do a circle here she just went directly to the first jump nice steady pace good first jump lands on the correct lead going around the corner and you can see the horse is kinda nice alright the pony has a nice steady rhythm excellent good little bit of a long spot there but look at this here the horse is drifting seats bulging out to the left it does something and it bulges up to the left going over top of that jump let's just see what that rider looks like to the top of that jump I can get a see the way that the rider is bulging to the left over top of that jump and most people think that it's gonna help them get the lead maybe those help them get the lead with this pony but try to keep yourself straight so the horse can jump better you can't really see what it's doing with its legs if this was a neck rotation class probably would get a few marks down for that for the equitation continuing on the end of the ring by the horse trailers and then she's comes down it's looks like she's flying to the side seem it must be on the judges side or maybe this is one two three four five nice little click off the ground there I mean these are really minor Thanks generally speaking looks like the lovely round gets all their spots moves up that's a tricky jump right off the corner yeah and she's done finishes off with a nice circle and she's done so generally speaking this looks like a really nice course it's got an even steady tempo throughout she gets other spots and the horse is jumping nicely throughout so very nice round I wanted to know how did you place in that round okay so now we got some pictures this looks like a schooling at your own stable schooling the first thing we like to notice is men you got your eyes off the tee forward excellent job looking forward got the weight down in you heels it almost looks like your stirrup it's difficult to tell because there is quite a few shadows there your stirrups could be up a hole so that the top of your stirrup tread hits the bottom of your ankle bone that's how we tell how the stirrup leather how the strip should fit onto your leg the top of the strip trench should hit the bottom of your ankle bone and that's that's a good rule of thumb looks like your strips a little long here because from what I can tell you angle from your hip to your knee to your ankle your actual knee angle looks quite open and that you're really opening the back of your leg up you'd like to have that close a little bit more and it's difficult to see just hard to tell if your heels are down now because it is dark but it looks like it might be just a little camera that I can see the bottom of your foot and looks at your heel is jammed forward and you're opening up that back at part of your leg it looks like you're not interfering with the voice it looks like you're really with the horse and almost too much ahead of your horse when you're in your jumping position and balance with your horse we'd like to see a straight line shoulder knee toe and you can see here that your shoulders are well out in front of your knees and this means that you're putting the weight onto the horse's shoulders just as the horse is trying to come up so you have to be careful that you're not loading your horses shoulders up too much remember to keep your shoulders over top of your knees so you have a straight line shoulder knee toe this will help keep your seat in over the middle of the saddle not over the pommel of the saddle and stay more in balance with your horse your hand position is good you're not interfering with the horse at all but again if you bring your shoulders up you'd like to see straight line elbow hand to the horse's mouth here you're when your elbows come below your hand that's a signal you're bringing your body too far forward and that you're you're too far ahead of the horse so try to keep your hands out for anything understand that you're on a pony and then he's got a short neck and all that but try to keep your shoulders up more and stay still so the horse can move up to you rather than you ducking down on the horse love that your bag is flying generally speaking it's a really nice position like just correct by bringing your seat closer to the saddle you don't need to jump and push all the weight onto your stirrups to stay with the horse you just need to incline your body enough and let the horse come up to you to close that angle rather than you leaning forward onto the horse very nice here again we have another same pony same young woman riding and different job and you can see we can see the rider from a profile you'd like to have your own position reviewed on please send me some pictures thistle Ridge at hotmail.com and have them from profile view from the side so you can see the position and see if your balance or not but we can see from this photograph that the rider is getting in front of her horse with the weight on to the horses shoulders and that maybe your stirrups should go up one more hole let's look a little bit nicer than the previous one but again it's difficult to tell from the side and we'd also like to see her shoulders up a bit more so the horse can use himself without having the rider laying down on his neck so much and here's a lovely picture this looks like on the horse show then the generally speaking once again there's no interference with this rider but look how far ahead of her shoulders are in front of this horse so you can see that the horse's legs are beautiful and she's not interfering with the horse her eyes are up the back is beautiful and flat her back is on the horizontal and we'd like for her shoulders to be over top of her knees more so the weight could come down into her knees and into her stirrups rather than on to the horses shoulder so this I would ask this rider to keep the shoulders back over top of her knees more with the seat over the middle of the saddle so that she can stay balanced with her horse and allow to jump up to her rather than meeting the horse and ducking over top of the jump if you'd like to have your own position review done please send me an email thistle Ridge at hotmail.com thanks now I'll go use this stop go hug your horse raise your standards go use this stuff thanks now bye

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