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    Default What do these terms mean to you?

    I've just been called an 'effective competent rider who gets the job done' by my instructor but then she finished off with ' but not tidy.' I don't know whether this is a compliment given that I'm trying to improve my seat?😂😂😂 Genuinely interested in how you see those statements x

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    Default Re: What do these terms mean to you?

    Are you me?
    That's exactly what i am, v effective but not always pretty, sigh
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    I think I'll take it as a compliment. I'd rather be able to correct a horses way of going with a bit too much movement in my body than sit perfectly but not be able to get a tune out of em. Obviously the ideal is to have both!! 😉 Don't know if that made sense lol x

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    I'm actually picturing the Thelwell pic of scruffy girl with scarf round neck on imaculate horse Sorry OP am sure you and your horse are beautifully turned out but that's the pic that springs to mind with that phrase 😂

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    Me too :-)

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    Default Re: What do these terms mean to you?

    depends whether you've been paying her to help you improve your seat for some time and that's her opinion, or whether its the first lesson with her?

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    Never worked with her before x

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    Default Re: What do these terms mean to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lissie2 View Post
    Never worked with her before x
    oh good! then I wouldn't be offended and would be hopeful that she could help me improve, if I were you

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElleSkywalker View Post
    I'm actually picturing the Thelwell pic of scruffy girl with scarf round neck on imaculate horse Sorry OP am sure you and your horse are beautifully
    turned out but that's the pic that springs to mind with that phrase 😂
    You're going to have to post that picture now!!!

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    Default Re: What do these terms mean to you?

    It's a compliment with a "but".

    I think it means you have technique but there is more finesse needed. Think of a ballet dancer - what they do is incredibly athletic and physically difficult, yet the best ones make it look easy, seamless and beautiful. It sounds like you get the job done but the instructor can see too much of how you get there and wants you to make it look easier.

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