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    04-12-2011, 09:46 PM
  #1
Weanling
First 'jumping' lesson, i'll be eventing in no time.

I was so inspired by all the event riders on this forum that I made the decision that I want to be able to do that! So tonight I took my first "jumping" lesson at an evening barn. Okay, so I only did trot poles but that's more than i'v ever done with reguards to furthering my potential jumping education so I think it's progress.

Plus, I got to have an actual lesson for the first time in 2 years and got to ride a horse other than my boy, who I love dearly but sometimes it's nice to ride a horse that knows what it's doing.

I'll be taking 1 lesson a month and the owner/instructor said it would be pretty repetitive and i'd almost be repeating the same lesson every month but i'm determined to practice what I did tonight with my horse and go back ready to improve next time.

The girl teaching my lesson even said that her horse wasn't used to someone getting on and knowing what they were doing which i'm sure was some kind of subtle compliment. Nice of her to say but i'm sure my bad habits came across more than anything.

I do have a question and I know I should probably put it to the general riding forum but i'm already posting so i'll just ask here.

In posting trot, which diagonal should I rise on? I have learnt this before but for the life of me I couldn't get it right tonight, it's like my brain and body weren't working together on that issue.
     
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    04-12-2011, 09:52 PM
  #2
Showing
Glad you had a good lesson :)
Regarding the diagonal: outside front :)
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    04-12-2011, 09:56 PM
  #3
Weanling
Thank you.

That's what I thought, I just couldn't get it right. I think maybe I was focussed too much on getting the horse balanced because she kept falling on the forehand and the instructor was all "half halt, get her balanced again" so I was't paying too much attention to which diagonal I was on. Something to practice with my horse.
     
    04-12-2011, 09:58 PM
  #4
Trained
Sounds like your off to a good start. Welcome to the dark side! Just curious. Do you ride that bucking goofball in your avatar?
     
    04-12-2011, 09:58 PM
  #5
Banned
That's great that you have decided to take lessons, and good luck with your jumping!
     
    04-12-2011, 10:00 PM
  #6
Weanling
Thanks, it's an exciting time!

Yes I do, that's my lovable boy right there. Once or twice i've been on him when he's doing that, not so much fun.
     
    04-12-2011, 10:01 PM
  #7
Weanling
Thanks AlexS, I didn't want to jump without knowing I was doing it right. Safety first and all that.
     
    04-12-2011, 10:09 PM
  #8
Super Moderator
If I get confused, about which diagonal to post on, I remember that it's the opposite of cantering. In cantering, the "lead" is determinded by the inside leg. In cantering, your posting diagonal is determincde byt the outside fore.
     
    04-12-2011, 11:03 PM
  #9
Weanling
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Originally Posted by tinyliny    
If I get confused, about which diagonal to post on, I remember that it's the opposite of cantering. In cantering, the "lead" is determinded by the inside leg. In cantering, your posting diagonal is determincde byt the outside fore.
That is exactly how I used to do it :)
I could never remember that 'Rise and fall with the leg on the wall' thing.

OP: I'm glad that you're smart and are getting jumping lessons first and then trying to train your horse to do so :)
     
    04-13-2011, 08:28 AM
  #10
Weanling
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Originally Posted by tinyliny    
If I get confused, about which diagonal to post on, I remember that it's the opposite of cantering. In cantering, the "lead" is determinded by the inside leg. In cantering, your posting diagonal is determincde byt the outside fore.
That's actually a really good way of remembering, thanks.

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Originally Posted by drafteventer    
That is exactly how I used to do it :)
I could never remember that 'Rise and fall with the leg on the wall' thing.

OP: I'm glad that you're smart and are getting jumping lessons first and then trying to train your horse to do so :)
Thanks. My horse can jump he's just never done it with someone on his back before. I figured getting lessons on someone else's horse was the safest way to learn.
     

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