View Full Version : Photo/video critique?

Sep. 8, 2009, 01:12 AM
This week we're leaving for our first show since the spring. My pony and I have made so much progress over the summer, but seeing as this will be one of only two shows left this season, I just want any extra help I can get. That's why I would love it if you guys would critique a few recent photos I have. We don't look super in either photo, but this was our first time in a while jumping decent sized fences. Not that that's an excuse, just explaining.


I did a massive chip into the last fence, but my pony was getting a little anxious about jumping bigger that day, and leaving long. At that particular jump, I thought it was safer just to shoot for the deep spot.

OK, I'll be brave and post the video. It was a very awkward day, just because he was so much more anxious than he normally is. Notice the awkward spots; he swaps lead in front of the jump when he gets nervous. I wasn't really sure what do to about that, or how to handle it at the time.


So, feel free to critique the video or photos or anything. Please notice our almost full lead changes! I taught those! After over a year, he's finally getting them. :)

Sep. 8, 2009, 12:24 PM
Didn't watch the whole video, but you are riding off your toe, instead of relaxing your weight into your heels. This makes you pinch with your knees, throw your body over the fence and end up with your crotch ahead of the pommel over the fence.

Move the stirrup back onto the ball of your foot, and spend lots of time in 2 pt doing transitions, feeling your weight drop through your leg into your heels.

Cute little pony.

Sep. 8, 2009, 12:53 PM
I'd like to see you trying to feel your lead instead of looking down after a line.

Cute pony! :)

Sep. 9, 2009, 10:00 AM
Thanks for the advice! BTW, I'm not looking for my lead. I'm really not coordinated to have a purpose for looking down, I'm just making sure the ground is still there. :lol: I'll definitely pay attention to the though. :)