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Well...Although Keshi appears framed take a close look at my legs. Way to far forward. This pushes my seat to the back of the saddle. This in turn pushes my horse onto the forehand...Can you tell he is on a downward slope? In addition my shoulders are rounded forward and my head is slightly angled down..again..forcing the horse onto his forehand instead of his hind where his engine is. My contact is good and consistent with his mounth and he does appear to have a swinging back which are all good things.

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Comment by Gayle Paperno on December 30, 2008 at 11:06pm
Scott you are correct...unless I was asking for an extension (which was not succesful!) If I would simply get my head up that would fix both the shoulder problem and the hand problem at the same time!!

Ash - here is the key to know if a horse is hyperflexed at least while in motion. Look at Keshi's Nostrils. they are pointing straight down to his front extended foot. This means he is not hyperflexed. If they were pointing between his chest and that foot he would be hyper flexing. It is a really fine line when framing a horse.
Comment by Scott on December 30, 2008 at 9:32pm
And I do believe your shoulders are rolled forward and your hands are in front of the withers just like in my picture :)
Comment by ash on December 30, 2008 at 1:37am
also keshi hyperflexing just a bit.not too much to worry about but still. but that could be because he's on his forhand.

hehehe i think i braided he's tail befor hand so its all wavy.lol
Comment by Gayle Paperno on December 30, 2008 at 1:27am
very true about my foot!

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