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        01-18-2011, 03:17 AM
      #21
    Foal
    I'm just getting into jumping, so I have no room to critique! Haha but I do have a question. Sometimes I see girls in two point with their arms somewhat folded underneath them, but yours are stretched out in front of you? Is that a different style or technique? Just curious and still learning
         
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        01-21-2011, 08:48 PM
      #22
    Foal
    Very good position, and cute jumper! You've got a good release. A nice straight back, you're not ahead of the horse. Actually it looks as though you're a little bit behind the horses motion. Nothing to bad though. You're legs did slip back, and your heels are up. He combination and the photos make me think you're standing on your toes. Try and relax your heels and just shove your butt back, rather than standing up out of the saddle.
         
        01-22-2011, 08:16 PM
      #23
    Foal
    You have a really good position and your horse very pretty.
         
        01-22-2011, 08:48 PM
      #24
    Foal
    Youre really good. Im not great at critiquing but ill have to agree with xXEquestrianBalletXx about being a tad behind him, but that's not a huge deal. Wish I could jump like that (btw your horse is GOURGEOUS)
         
        01-23-2011, 01:23 PM
      #25
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by xXEquestrianBalletXx    
    Very good position, and cute jumper! You've got a good release. A nice straight back, you're not ahead of the horse. Actually it looks as though you're a little bit behind the horses motion. Nothing to bad though. You're legs did slip back, and your heels are up. He combination and the photos make me think you're standing on your toes. Try and relax your heels and just shove your butt back, rather than standing up out of the saddle.
    thanks for the critique !

    In which photo are my heels up ? They arent jammed down but they don't look up in any of them.... (to me at least !)
         
        01-29-2011, 03:35 PM
      #26
    Trained
    So HOPEFULLY gypsy is back with no more kicking/bucking/sore back issues ! I have the chiro out for her yesterday and she adjusted her neck, withers, back, and hips ! Im going to lunge her today and start riding her long and low tomorrow and see how she feels =]
         
        02-02-2011, 10:12 AM
      #27
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by justinebee    
    i'm just getting into jumping, so I have no room to critique! Haha but I do have a question. Sometimes I see girls in two point with their arms somewhat folded underneath them, but yours are stretched out in front of you? Is that a different style or technique? Just curious and still learning
    I thought I would take a quick stab at your question, Justinebee. I think the difference here is an automatic release and a crest release. It looks like Gypsygirl is doing more of an automatic release, where her hands extend and kind of telescope out with the movement of her horses neck. Which is Awesome! A crest release, when you see people resting their hands on the horses neck and kind of tucking their elbows underneath them. This is a more novice move. I do it sometimes when I feel like Im losing my balance over a bigger jump. I haven't mastered an automatic release. Gypsygirl seems to have it!
         
        02-02-2011, 11:44 AM
      #28
    Green Broke
    I think your position looks very good. I think in that last picture though, you look a little too forward, push your shoulder back a little. Just they way I think looks better.
         
        02-02-2011, 12:47 PM
      #29
    Started
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    Originally Posted by Wancata    
    I thought I would take a quick stab at your question, Justinebee. I think the difference here is an automatic release and a crest release. It looks like Gypsygirl is doing more of an automatic release, where her hands extend and kind of telescope out with the movement of her horses neck. Which is Awesome! A crest release, when you see people resting their hands on the horses neck and kind of tucking their elbows underneath them. This is a more novice move. I do it sometimes when I feel like Im losing my balance over a bigger jump. I haven't mastered an automatic release. Gypsygirl seems to have it!
    Actually, in an automatic release your elbow is in a direct line with the bit, Gypsygirl's hand is still at the horse's crest. I think the elbow thing comes from how big a release is given, or maybe how long the horse's neck is. Or it could be that Gypsygirl's release is somewhere between a crest and an automatic release, which is perfectly fine because she looks like a competent rider!

    Gypsy:
    Over all, your position looks very solid! Good job! Your horse looks super too!
         
        02-02-2011, 04:00 PM
      #30
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by gypsygirl    
    thanks for the critique !

    In which photo are my heels up ? They arent jammed down but they don't look up in any of them.... (to me at least !)
    You won't see them literally "up" per-se
    but you'll see that they could probably go down more without tension. In other words, you weren't letting all of your weight sink into your heels. That's all I meant.
         

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