1/30/14

Give me opinions!

I finally bit the bullet and made a youtube account so I can start uploading videos.....and so, I decided to upload one of Red trotting tackless to see what you guys think of his trot. I feel like it's come a really long way but I'd love some opinions. (Feel free to comment on other stuff as well, Lord knows I need all the help I can get, haha!)



12 comments:

  1. I actually never uploaded any videos on my youtube yet, but I hope to get some riding videos uploaded soon.

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  2. I think I have been to your blog once before, a very long time ago. You are obviously quite young yet able to ride your horse bridleless. I like that you choose to do so in a controlled environment.

    I noticed that he holds his tail to one side. I only bring it up because I have one that does the same, and he is very rough to ride. I don't know if the tail thing and the rough ride are related. Is your horse rough?

    I think it is kind of a neat video, there is nothing wrong with your riding that I can see, but I am in no way any kind of expert...or even a very good rider...so take that for what it is worth. I love the music you added though.
    :-)

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    1. Thank you! :) Yeah, eventually I would like to take our bridleless riding to the pasture but we are in no way ready for that quite yet, safety first. :)

      It's so funny that you mentioned the rough thing!! Red has the roughest gait I've ever ridden. I've had professionals tell me that they would never own him just because of that. :))) I'll have to do some research on the tail thing, very interesting!

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  3. He does look pretty rough, but not unsound. If you notice he's stiffer one way than the other it might be worth thinking about a chiro - especially if he holds his tale crooked.

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  4. The other thing I noticed is that he isn't tracking up and I can't tell if that is because he's not really moving out, or if he has an issue. If he doesn't track up after warming up and trotting for an extended length of time, it could be indicative of an issue with his back or one haunch or the other. Ashke used to hold his tail to the side when trotting because of his hamstring issue, so maybe it is something you would want to have a chiro or holistic vet look at.

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    1. I had the vet check him out and she said he seemed fine but when we are able, a chiro may help. Once I can afford it, I'll get one out. Maybe this Summer when he's not on his supplements that he's on in the winter so my wallet doesn't die. :)) He does track up better but he had gone without the supplement a couple days beforehand and was still a little stiff, this was in the beginning of the ride and he did better after.

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  5. I can't really add anything to the comments you've already received. I will say that I admire your determination and the love you have for Red.

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  6. He looks relaxed, good head and neck position, and not all that rough at that speed. Might work on consistency, keeping him trotting until you ask for something else. Good job.

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, consistency is definitely something we need to improve on. He's so stubborn sometimes and just quits, he does better with full tack but still acts up occasionally.

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