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Does anyone else hate watching their video from the show??!

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  • Does anyone else hate watching their video from the show??!

    I know I should be happy with my rides, (and I am!) as we have consistently been in the high 60’s and sometimes the 70’s....and yet, every time I watch a video of my test from a show...I cringe. I think I am overly critical of myself....anyone else out there who hates watching their own video?

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    I find video extremely useful, but I don't watch it to enjoy or admire. I watch to learn what I need to fix. And what worked OK.



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    • #3
      I LOVE watching my videos with the test in hand. Suddenly, all of those comments make sense! I use it as a tool to improve my subsequent rides and check how it felt versus how it looked.
      Proud member of the Colbert Dressage Nation

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      • #4
        You don’t have to watch your video if you don’t like it... You don’t even have to videotape your rides.

        Life is too short not to enjoy it.
        ~ Enjoying some guac and boxed wine at the Blue Saddle inn. ~

        Originally posted by LauraKY
        I'm sorry, but this has "eau de hoarder" smell all over it.
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        • #5
          I've gone back this week and watched some decades old videos and I have to say I am much happier with them than the ones of current shows. Time does soften the edges. I think most of us are super critical of ourselves. It is hard to see the good but while I don't particularly enjoy watching them I do bring a critical analysis to watching and seeing what needs to be improved as well as what is good.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by high hat View Post
            I've gone back this week and watched some decades old videos and I have to say I am much happier with them than the ones of current shows. Time does soften the edges. I think most of us are super critical of ourselves. It is hard to see the good but while I don't particularly enjoy watching them I do bring a critical analysis to watching and seeing what needs to be improved as well as what is good.
            I always think my rides look awful the first few weeks after. Then I come back a few months later and they actually don't look as bad as I remembered. I think when i first watch them, I look for everything that I'm doing wrong to try to fix. Later, I can focus on all the good things.

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            • #7
              HJ rider here - 99% of the time, I’m really glad to have video because I’ve found that my rounds generally look way better than they felt. So I find them to be both comforting as well as valuable learning tools!

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              • #8
                I am with you OP. Sometimes I won't even watch a video for several weeks after the show because I don't even want to know how bad I looked. I have had occasion to be surprised at a score here or there, but I am rarely surprised by the comments on my test regardless of the score. I like having videos of shows for comparison's sake down the road...but in terms of utility, I find videos of lessons to be much more informative and useful.

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                • #9
                  OMG YES! And not for the reasons stated ---I was competing in very, very bright sun on a very, very hot day (no coats). In some angles of the video, it appears as if I am riding pants-less especially noticeable in a two point and o/f! The color of my breeches, the shadows, give a very clear, very, very clear impression that I have nothing on ---It wasn't the "breeches are too thin" problem, but rather the color of the breeches, and the way light hit ---that is one video that will never see the light of day --and FYI I have since changed my breeches color to a darker shade of tan . . .one of my kiddos said I should consider wearing Spanx under the breeches -but geesh, looks like I'm wearing them already! And as hot as it was (over 90 and humid) no way am I adding layers. Besides, I'm a skinny old bird --I HOPE that no one noticed the resemblance to nudity except me in the video recording . . .the few spectators where (I hope) watching horse and not me.

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                    Originally posted by Foxglove View Post
                    OMG YES! And not for the reasons stated ---I was competing in very, very bright sun on a very, very hot day (no coats). In some angles of the video, it appears as if I am riding pants-less especially noticeable in a two point and o/f! The color of my breeches, the shadows, give a very clear, very, very clear impression that I have nothing on ---It wasn't the "breeches are too thin" problem, but rather the color of the breeches, and the way light hit ---that is one video that will never see the light of day --and FYI I have since changed my breeches color to a darker shade of tan . . .one of my kiddos said I should consider wearing Spanx under the breeches -but geesh, looks like I'm wearing them already! And as hot as it was (over 90 and humid) no way am I adding layers. Besides, I'm a skinny old bird --I HOPE that no one noticed the resemblance to nudity except me in the video recording . . .the few spectators where (I hope) watching horse and not me.
                    well, presumably the same light conditions applied to everyone and the whole class was in beige, so the spectators would have adjusted to that .

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by J-Lu View Post
                      I LOVE watching my videos with the test in hand. Suddenly, all of those comments make sense! I use it as a tool to improve my subsequent rides and check how it felt versus how it looked.
                      OH yes, test in hand. Sometimes there are comments on the test where you go, that couldn't possibly have happened, and then you look at the video and say, oh yes, it did for a nanosecond. I think *everyone* should be required to review video of their ride test in hand before they are allowed to run all over the venue grumbling about harsh scoring and etc etc etc.

                      I think it is in general off putting to have to watch video of yourself, or listen to audio, or even look at photos. Indeed, people find it hard initially to take critical feedback on their poems or their artwork. But being able to separate yourself from your performance is really important to improving in an activity.

                      When I was in my early 20s, I volunteered at a community radio station, and had to get used to hearing my voice taped on interviews. I never "loved" hearing my own voice, but it sure was useful in cleaning up my diction and stopping saying "ummm" and "ahhh" so often.I don't love how I look in videos either, but I try to focus on the technical aspects of riding videos. But doing this takes the ability to separate the technical aspects from the creepiness of watching yourself, and also from the things you don't like about your look, but which are irrelevant to the ride.

                      I do think, though, that being able to get that distance between yourself and your performance is very important to improving in any activity, be it art or sport.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Scribbler View Post

                        OH yes, test in hand. Sometimes there are comments on the test where you go, that couldn't possibly have happened, and then you look at the video and say, oh yes, it did for a nanosecond. I think *everyone* should be required to review video of their ride test in hand before they are allowed to run all over the venue grumbling about harsh scoring and etc etc etc.
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                        Hahaha! There were many times when I thought "that medium or extended canter (or fill-in-the-blank) was AWESOME" and the judge says "needs more" and I think "whaaaaat??". Then I watch the video and think "well that looks mediocre! Dirt clumps are flying higher, though". It felt AWESOME but it looked rather boring!
                        Proud member of the Colbert Dressage Nation

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                        • #13
                          I LOVE watching my videos! Just adds a whole extra dimension that wasn't available to me in the moment. Some things that felt awful (MY HORSE ALMOST FELL DOWN) look much less intense (tiny trip), and some things that felt great are only so-so.

                          I always look chubbier than I want to, and WHY do I make those faces, but I really enjoy video and find it useful for perspective.

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                          • #14
                            Just video yourself more often!
                            I video clinics, lessons, practice rides, and if available, shows. My Dad used to take pics and video my shows when I was a youth. It's helped me so much over the years. I used to think that I was doing a nice thing doing the same for friends. I have several videos of friends with 0 views because they never watched them. One of my friends doesn't even like seeing pics of herself. Guess I'm used to seeing myself, for better or worse, or I'm odd.

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                            • #15
                              I hate seeing videos of me riding but I also find it hugely helpful. :/ So I try to just not look too hard, just see what I need to change and try not to beat myself up too badly.
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                              • #16
                                I'm with Lunabear. Often I cringe when I watch but they are so educational and bring a perspective that you can't really get any other way. I think most of us are our own worst critic; so, I just take it in stride and glean from them everything I can.
                                Last edited by exvet; Jul. 30, 2019, 10:06 AM.
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                                • #17
                                  I think nowadays we are so used to watching YouTube video of the highly accomplished, it can be a bit squashing to watch ourselves instead, and see that, no, actually, we aren't the second coming of Charlotte Dujardin...

                                  Apart from the obvious riding skill thing, it also makes me realize how much work goes into the presentation...I'm in awe of the no sticky out bits of hair, dusty boots, sagging stock ties or imperfectly fitting jackets, (never no jacket, of course,) boots the perfect height, and I could go on... I think i start out pretty spiffy. But by the time I'm warmed up and ready to go in the ring, it's all gone to hell and I look like I've been through the spin dryer... But of course there's usually just me, not an army of helpers...



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                                  • #18
                                    While I don't particularly enjoy watching videos of myself at shows (videos of myself riding at home, however, are no problem to watch), I do find them insightful. It helps show me that even though I may be getting better at fixing some bad habits at home, I still tend to revert to them in the show ring, and I find it motivational to keep cracking down on those problems. Plus, since I'm already overly critical of myself even without video, I find it nice to be able to look back and pick out some moments that were nicer than I thought.

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                                    • #19
                                      Video is so painful BUT so necessary. My fun story about it was showing one of the first times at a USDF show and getting a 55 and being so disappointed. Went home and watched the video my hubby shot and could see I was riding like a deer in headlights! Frozen, stiff -- not riding at all. Just seeing that video allowed me to go out the next day and spank out a 64 with the same T4 test. All because of video.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by KayGee View Post
                                        Just video yourself more often!
                                        I video clinics, lessons, practice rides, and if available, shows. My Dad used to take pics and video my shows when I was a youth. It's helped me so much over the years. I used to think that I was doing a nice thing doing the same for friends. I have several videos of friends with 0 views because they never watched them. One of my friends doesn't even like seeing pics of herself. Guess I'm used to seeing myself, for better or worse, or I'm odd.
                                        Yeah, this. I have a SoloShot and video myself regularly, so it is NBD to watch and see the good, bad and ugly. I go frame by frame a lot, and try to find the good moments and figure out how to replicate them. Super useful if you can just look at it objectively as information to help improve and calibrate feeling with reality.

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