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        10-25-2009, 04:34 PM
      #21
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by LeahKathleen    
    Now, I'm not a jumper, but I think what she is saying is that you're balancing on the reins. It's a really common problem. You're letting him lean on the bit and you're leaning on the reins to keep you steady, instead of letting him hold his frame naturally and using your legs and your seat to balance yourself. When you're holding the reins, you feel more balanced, so you don't worry about your legs, really. When you let go of the reins, you are off balance, so your legs swing, trying to find that security you had with the reins.

    I think what she's suggesting is that you have your coach put you on the lunge line to do some reinless work - to make your seat and legs more stable and secure and stop relying on your reins for balance.

    Correct me if that's not what you meant - that's just what I noticed about the video.

    Oscar's super cute, by the way. :] Best of luck with him!

    Aw kk thanks for explaining that to me
    Thak you:)
         
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        10-25-2009, 05:12 PM
      #22
    Yearling
    You ride very nicely. And Oscar jumps really well. How old is he and what breed is he?
         
        10-25-2009, 06:36 PM
      #23
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by flamingauburnmustang    
    You ride very nicely. And Oscar jumps really well. How old is he and what breed is he?
    thanks:) he's just been jumpingabout 3 years:)
    He's 10 years old:) and he's mostly thoroughbred but not sure because we didnt get any papers with him coz we got him from a dealer. Huuge risk but totally worth it:)
    Someone on horseforum thought he was a purebred candaian thoroughbred but im not sure:)

    Lol LOVE your signature lol
         
        10-25-2009, 10:08 PM
      #24
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by LeahKathleen    
    Now, I'm not a jumper, but I think what she is saying is that you're balancing on the reins. It's a really common problem. You're letting him lean on the bit and you're leaning on the reins to keep you steady, instead of letting him hold his frame naturally and using your legs and your seat to balance yourself. When you're holding the reins, you feel more balanced, so you don't worry about your legs, really. When you let go of the reins, you are off balance, so your legs swing, trying to find that security you had with the reins.

    I think what she's suggesting is that you have your coach put you on the lunge line to do some reinless work - to make your seat and legs more stable and secure and stop relying on your reins for balance.

    Correct me if that's not what you meant - that's just what I noticed about the video.

    Oscar's super cute, by the way. :] Best of luck with him!
    Bingo.

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    but if I don't do that [kick] we go straight through the jump! Its just the way we've always jumped becuase he's a bit wary about were he takes off.
    This tells me that there is a hole somewhere in your training. You should not have to kick - and certainly not that much - to jump. Perhaps it's something to bring up with your coach.
         
        10-26-2009, 08:51 AM
      #25
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by xLaurenOscarx    
    thanks:) he's just been jumpingabout 3 years:)
    He's 10 years old:) and he's mostly thoroughbred but not sure because we didnt get any papers with him coz we got him from a dealer. Huuge risk but totally worth it:)
    Someone on horseforum thought he was a purebred candaian thoroughbred but im not sure:)

    Lol LOVE your signature lol
    I can see it was worth it. How high are you planning to take him?
         
        10-26-2009, 09:22 AM
      #26
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
    Bingo.



    This tells me that there is a hole somewhere in your training. You should not have to kick - and certainly not that much - to jump. Perhaps it's something to bring up with your coach.
    its the way he's been trained. As my friend said pretty much everyone has a way too get there horse to jump. She makes a funny noise at her horse
         
        10-26-2009, 09:23 AM
      #27
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by flamingauburnmustang    
    I can see it was worth it. How high are you planning to take him?
    id love to go 1.30m - 1.40m courses with him:) at the min before he was off work we were starting 1.10m courses so we'll see how it goes:)
    He deffintly has scope for it:)
         
        10-26-2009, 11:19 AM
      #28
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by xLaurenOscarx    
    id love to go 1.30m - 1.40m courses with him:) at the min before he was off work we were starting 1.10m courses so we'll see how it goes:)
    He deffintly has scope for it:)
    That's nice. My horse, Night Heat, also has the scope for around 1.30m - 1.40m. At the moment she is jumping 1m.

    Keep the good work up.
         
        10-26-2009, 11:24 AM
      #29
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by xLaurenOscarx    
    its the way he's been trained. As my friend said pretty much everyone has a way too get there horse to jump. She makes a funny noise at her horse
    That is true. Some horses are just trained that way. Eventually they just get used to it, and then that is how they must be jumped. It's not the rider's fault.
         
        10-26-2009, 09:25 PM
      #30
    Started
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by flamingauburnmustang    
    That is true. Some horses are just trained that way. Eventually they just get used to it, and then that is how they must be jumped. It's not the rider's fault.
    Then I feel as though the hose needs to be taught to jump again if he can't do it without being kicked. Having the scope for jumping and jumping properly are different things. He looks to have quite a lot of talent, but how will you ever support him over the higher fences when you have to cue him that way?
         

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