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        06-23-2013, 02:51 AM
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    Foal
    Jumping Critique, Please!

    I own a green-broke mare that I have been training to jump. I would like some feedback on her form over the fence.
    From what I've observed is that her knees aren't tucked up very tightly, but it could be because it wasn't that big of a jump and she was just being lazy about it. Her front legs aren't completely even with each other, but that could have been my fault. We were messing with our straightness going into the jump, so a last minute change could have done that.

    Oh, and in addition to critique, could you all also give me some pointers on helping to fix any of the problems? We haven't done any bounces yet, so I'm wanting to try that and hopefully fix the slight hanging knees problem.

    Sorry if the picture is HUUUGE.

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        06-23-2013, 01:17 PM
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    Foal
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    Anybody?
         
        06-24-2013, 02:49 AM
      #3
    Started
    Shoes.

    And grid work, grid work and more grid work. In the early training I prefer seeing grids and cross rails. Your horse looks very unhappy, which says she's either not ready to be jumping like she is or she's uncomfortable. Personally, if you're still training her how to jump get yourself in a saddle, get some riding boots on and do it correctly so you're certain you're not causing discomfort or inviting issues down the road. What happens if she runs out or stops? You don't have any security, and while you might not be afraid of coming off you wont be able to correct the behaviour promptly from the tack, and given the fact you're not wearing shoes, you're unable to do any sufficient correction from the ground.
         
        06-25-2013, 01:03 AM
      #4
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by alexischristina    
    Shoes.

    And grid work, grid work and more grid work. In the early training I prefer seeing grids and cross rails. Your horse looks very unhappy, which says she's either not ready to be jumping like she is or she's uncomfortable. Personally, if you're still training her how to jump get yourself in a saddle, get some riding boots on and do it correctly so you're certain you're not causing discomfort or inviting issues down the road. What happens if she runs out or stops? You don't have any security, and while you might not be afraid of coming off you wont be able to correct the behaviour promptly from the tack, and given the fact you're not wearing shoes, you're unable to do any sufficient correction from the ground.
    When you first said shoes... for the horse? She's fine going barefoot and why put them on if she's jumping this low?

    I have been doing cross rails with her. Tons of them. This is only one picture and one day of riding. She's also not unhappy. She perks her ears heading toward and away from the jump. Her ears are down over jumps due to concentration in my opinion. Even when she free jumps, her ears go back during the jump, but are up whenever else. It wouldn't be pain, because she even jumps on her own sometimes. I don't have to force her toward a jump. Typically, I have to give her a few checks to keep her from getting too excited.

    I ride in tack most of the time. I decided to take her over a few jumps that day. I didn't plan to do that. It was more of a spur of the moment type of thing. I usually jump in tack.

    I'll try some grids with her soon. And I wouldn't say she's still in that total beginner jumping stage. She has jumped about 3'6". I'm just wanting to train her form to be better over fences (ie. Scope, legs tucked).
         
        06-25-2013, 10:47 AM
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    Banned
    I think she meant your shoes....
         
        06-25-2013, 03:32 PM
      #6
    Started
    Is she green or not? A greenbroke horse shouldn't be jumping 3'6, unless you're talking free jumping.

    And I meant shoes on your feet.
         
        06-25-2013, 05:25 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    Im not going to critique, I don't have the experience for that. I must say though, I am jealous that you are able to make jumping bareback look so easy!!
         
        06-25-2013, 06:45 PM
      #8
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by alexischristina    
    Is she green or not? A greenbroke horse shouldn't be jumping 3'6, unless you're talking free jumping.

    And I meant shoes on your feet.
    She's green in the sense of jumping. She can walk, trot, and canter just fine. I wouldn't say she's trained though, since she's still in training to be jumped.

    And I don't need to wear shoes when I ride. I wear shoes when I'm leading her around, but I take them off when I ride. And again, I usually wear shoes and have tack on her, but it was one of those relaxing days of not wanting to be all hot and sweaty with breeches, boots, half chaps, tack, etc.
         
        06-25-2013, 06:46 PM
      #9
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Hailey1203    
    Im not going to critique, I don't have the experience for that. I must say though, I am jealous that you are able to make jumping bareback look so easy!!
    Thank you! It took a bit of getting used to, but it's great fun now. (:
         
        06-25-2013, 06:47 PM
      #10
    Foal
    All I'm asking is critique on the horse's form. I'm not asking for critique on myself or my style of riding.
         

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