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    07-24-2014, 07:33 PM
Advice on jumping position? (Picture)

Firstly, this picture is over a year old, reason being I haven't ridden in a year due to moving country and being unable to afford riding. In the next couple of weeks I will be starting again, and I thought I'd get some advice as I'm in fear I may have forgotten every piece of critique and advice I'd been given during lessons.
I'm fully aware that the jump is very small and all that, but I would just like some advice on my position.
I've always had trouble with keeping my leg secure, and it's something I definitely need to work on.
Anyway, please don't be rude or nasty as it's just not necessary.
Thank you.
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    07-24-2014, 07:52 PM
Not much I can see. Love the pony, though....looks like a great jumper!
Go easy on yourself, though. It may be frustrating because the things that used to come easy may be a bit more difficult since you've been off a while. It'll come back in time!
    07-24-2014, 07:59 PM
Doesn't look bad at all. You're nicely balanced over your horse and your release is adequate. Your stirrups are way too long. Your leg is almost straight.
    07-24-2014, 08:01 PM
Originally Posted by MissTobio    
Anyway, please don't be rude or nasty as it's just not necessary.
Thank you.
Hi and welcome, I hope the the jumping knowledgeable swing by and answer your question, but really after a years break don;t be hard on yourself, a few lessons and the muscle memory will kick back in and you will be back where you were .

I do have to say that putting that comment on the end simply comes across to me as being a little rude and nasty I itself, WHY do you expect that people would be negative? Sorry it is just counter productive I feel.

Good luck with your return to the saddle.
    07-24-2014, 08:14 PM
Thank you for the feedback, I'm hoping once I get back into it I will be able to pick everything back up, I just didn't want the first couple of rides to go awfully because I'd forgotten things I should know.

@Golden Horse, thank you, and the reason I put that is because I posted this picture on a facebook group and received some nasty comments and didn't really want the same thing happening here.
    07-24-2014, 08:20 PM
I jumped recently for the first time in about 10 years. Never jumped much to begin with and I was on a horse that can't jump (it's pretty funny). Leaned forward, shamelessly grabbed mane, and...sailed right over. It came right back :)

Agree, no critique needed at this time except for shorten your stirrups!
    07-24-2014, 08:33 PM
Originally Posted by MissTobio    

@Golden Horse, thank you, and the reason I put that is because I posted this picture on a facebook group and received some nasty comments and didn't really want the same thing happening here.
People here are usually nicer than face book, as long as you are not asking for advice about breeding your mare, or doing something downright dangerous

Give us a chance, we are mainly nice, where in England are you?
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    07-24-2014, 09:28 PM
I agree. If you start off with a warning on how folks should critique, or rather how NOT to critique, it puts people off from the beginning.

In any case, I thought your leg was a bit long, too, and maybe the horse could use more release, but without seeing a video, it's hard to judge how fluid your release is in reality.

I do hope you find the lesson you want, and I bet you'll do swimmingly!

(I just wanted to try using that expression, since it's very odd in the US)
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