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    01-07-2012, 02:32 PM
Critique my jumping

So i'm a western rider, on my western horse jumping in a bareback pad that slides back. I've only been jumping for about 2 months (off and on, I don't take lessons or anything like that)

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    01-07-2012, 02:45 PM
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You look pretty darn good there. Maybe you should get rid of the western tack and switch over....just saying....
    01-07-2012, 06:29 PM
Looks very nice. I cannot tell with the bareback pad (looking at the picture) but I might say your butt is too far away from the saddle area. But I love your arch in your back. The only other thing I would recommend is a helmet. ;)
    01-07-2012, 08:07 PM
Hehe, Allison I think I may just show in both. I think Mandy's pretty darn good for a horse that has been trained for barrels sense day 1! & Corazon, I agree about my butt being too far away from the bareback pad, but I was thinking maybe because it's so thin? I'll have to see when/if I ever get english tack.
    01-08-2012, 12:11 PM
Yes, you should definitely do both! You both are showing a lot of talent for just starting. I would love to have your posture. Definitely put up pics when you get your English tack, it will be way easier to critique. As I look at your picture again, I'm thinking maybe (hard with the bareback pad again lol) you should put your stirrups up a hole or two because that will help your lower legs support your upper body so you don't "jump ahead" (which I believe is the term I was looking for when I said your butt was too far out). You should read Practical Horseman and look at the jumping section with George Morris. He critiques pictures of riders jumping and has loads of advice. That's what I'm basing my knowledge off of lol.
    01-08-2012, 12:23 PM
I will. & yes I for sure need to shorten my stirrups, the metal on them stabs the heck outta me so I vet wrapped them and haven't done anything with them sense xD. I'll read it, thank you for the reply!
    01-08-2012, 10:47 PM
That vet wrap works really well for lots of things other than horses lol. I've vet wrapped my own leg after my stirrup leathers rubbed holes in my legs.
    01-08-2012, 11:30 PM
XD Hehe. I wrapped a rawhide hackamore because it was rubbing my mare's nose. (she has a sensative face, she can't even wear a bridle with a browband or it rubs her!)
    01-09-2012, 03:15 AM
The thing that bothers me is the shanked bit. It's okay for now as long as you don't get in her face, but bigger stuff might require you to use a milder bit just in case you accidentally catch her in the mouth. :)
    01-09-2012, 11:18 AM
I think you look very nice, but I'd jump with the snaffle personally.

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