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post #1 of 10 Old 05-29-2007, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Am i doing this right?

Hey there I got new pics of me jumping. Can you critique me and my horse? Now I don't have a riding instructor so please help me out, but PLEASE don't yell at me. In most of the pics I know i'm not positioning my hands in the correct way.
This is my fav. In air shot:


This is my fav. Landing pic:

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post #2 of 10 Old 05-29-2007, 10:19 PM
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ok I can do this...as a mother of a 13 year old daughter who is part dare devil................WHERE'S YOUR HELMET AND DITCH THE RUNNERS.....sorry daughter hears that a lot....
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post #3 of 10 Old 05-29-2007, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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umm...what are runners??? And I would be wearing a helmet BUT my dog ate it *along with my phone and War of the Worlds DVD*. I'm trying to get money so I can buy one, and i'm trying to get money for a riding instructor.
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post #4 of 10 Old 05-29-2007, 10:38 PM
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Ok I wont yell at you haha. Shorten your stirrups about 2 or 3 holes. The rest actually doesn't look bad. Try to release a little more by just moving your hands up his neck. But keep your upper body back and off his neck like you are. Make sure your stirrups on the ball of your foot and keep your heel down. Maybe move your butt a little closer to the saddle so it doesnt look like your standing. Shortening your stirrups should help. Don't tell anyone but sometimes when I'm lazy I just ride in sneakers and half chaps haha.
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post #5 of 10 Old 05-29-2007, 10:38 PM
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lol KANSAS_TWISTER you sound like my instructor but I agree you should hurry up the helmet asap becasue iv seen what can happen when not riding with a helmet (hosptial,stiches,and neck brace) runner are trainers (the shoes) you look pretty good in most of your pick I would just suggest keepig ur butt a bit more in the saddle for the smaller jumps as in the first pic ur to far folward and this may be harder to corect over small jumps as you don't have as much time to get ack in the saddle. Good luck with ur jumping I no how hard it is too learn without a instructor (Been there done that ) I think you ave done extremly well and look great
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runners are sneakers, I for bid my daughter to ride in them, only if she goes bare back, I use to ride in them untill a friend had a freak spill while ridding in her sneakers.....to this day she has had 6 opps on her knee and wears a brace and doesn't ride any more
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post #7 of 10 Old 05-29-2007, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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oh, i'm waiting to get paddock boots too. I have half chaps but I don't like to wear them with my sneaker *looks very strange* but I do it everynow and then. I do own tall boots but I try to only wear them to shows *they're a pain to clean!!!* well thank you sooo much for the tips. I'm actualy use to jumping 3-4 foot jumps, but now that I got this horse *not trained* I have to stick with the smaller jumps. And now that I have him and a BIG drama thing happened at my other barn with the riding instructor, I had to leave *my choice* and now i'm without one.
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post #8 of 10 Old 05-30-2007, 10:58 AM
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ok I can do this...as a mother of a 13 year old daughter who is part dare devil................WHERE'S YOUR HELMET AND DITCH THE RUNNERS.....sorry daughter hears that a lot....
I like that!

Josey, I think you look great! Nice and relaxed too. I think out of all the pics, your position is best in pic 1. Good leg position!
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post #9 of 10 Old 05-30-2007, 11:25 AM
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ok the dvd and phone you can replace!!!! Ask your parents to buy you a new hemet...wouldn't jump with out one......aren't you going to gemany?????....hhhmmm...my brother was stationed for 2 years in germany and alway sent packages for me with hosre related items, (halters, bridles,reins) because it was so inexpesnsive there,
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post #10 of 10 Old 05-30-2007, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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yup i'm going to germany today. My flight's at 6 p.m.
And I agree I like the first photo the best.
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