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    Hi everyone.
    I thought I would get some feedback on my riding on some schooling photos? I regularly take photos and videos because I do not have access to a good instructor where I'm located. I'm all self taught would you guys be up to post some feedback. The only thing I was going to say, is that I have a fuzed wrist on the left side, so I can't bend my wrist at all on that side .

    Thanks so much!










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    Love your lower leg, BUT you really need to think shoulders back and soften your hands as they look rather fixed at the moment, you also seem to have quite a contact on the curb rein which may put the horse in a nice outline but what happens if you loosen that rein ?

    Beautiful horsey

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    Agree with TM, you've got a lovely lower leg but do need to sit back, that was a bad habit of mine for years so I do sympathise! I still default to that when I get nervous.

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    Agree with others, good lower leg but tipping forward to much. Think bosoms on full beam rather than dipped headlights

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    You look like you have a nice partnership with your horse , but you may benefit from sitting up more proud with bent 'heavy' elbows to absorb the contact of the reins.

    I am a big fan of using the Pelham with two reins, but would like to see less hold on the curb.

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    Thanks for all the replies! I had a good laugh, you guys are great. I didn't even realize my hip angle was to closed, Ill make sure to keep reminding myself of that when Im riding. I think you have it right on with the softer elbow. I *think* I have a very soft hand, in that I've always been known for being gentle on the horse's mouth but I see what you mean about the tight elbows because that translates into my hand and wrist! are there some exercises I could do to improve that?

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    OMG gorgeous horse and you look great together plus your yard looks lovely

    I was going to say fab lower leg but tipping forward and hands fixed (although I read you cant move one sorry) but have been beaten to this several times already. Doing well and horse goes well for you if self taught

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    Agree with the others but I'd like to see your stirrups at least one hole longer for schooling

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    Me having a fuzed wrist isnt an excused. I strongly believe I can still find ways to adapt and improve my riding having said that I will have to keep that in mind to try to change that. Ill lengthen my stirrups!

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    Agree with everyone else - you are tipping forwards (I do that too )

    Keep checking shoulder hip heel alignment and a good excercise (i found) is to take both feet out of the stirrups at walk and then (one leg at a time) bring your knee up towards your chest then out to the side and down - that should sit you on your seat bones and put you in a straight line.

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