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post #1 of 20 Old 07-24-2009, 03:10 AM Thread Starter
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Canter and Jumping

Hey,

Well can you please critique Chinga's canter and his jumping for me. This is the canter video and I will upload the jumping videos in a sec. Taken on my phone (worked out I can put it in the computer!). I didn't smack him with my whip at all I rested it back. Please don't criqique me I will get a video of me cantering tommorow thanks:

Canter:
http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q...t=Video004.flv

The three poles (apperantly the last one was scary!)
http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q...t=Video003.flv

Big Jump

Round 1- Wasn't an early enough canter and well don't I just have the best jumping posistion!

http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q...t=Video001.flv


Round 2- The canter was earlier but he is still leaping, oh well we are getting there.

http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q...t=Video006.flv

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post #2 of 20 Old 07-24-2009, 06:04 AM
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Ok.

Canter video: You need to lengthen your stirrups. Bring your legs underneath you and sink your weight into your heels, you are slipping into a chair seat. You need to shorten your reins, lower your hands and ride with an actual contact or he will just run around on the forehand.

Jumping videos: Are you just lining up straight, and then pushing for the canter? You need to establish a canter on a circle, get him calm and collected, then approach the jump. Again, shorten your reins. I didn't see him leaping at all, it probably feels like it to you as I beleive you have been jumping mainly from a trot? Also sink your heels down and try to prepare for the jump. You are getting thrown forward when he takes off.

Otherwise looking good.

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post #3 of 20 Old 07-24-2009, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Wild Spot! I'll get some more videos tommorow and see how that goes! He feels like he is leaping, but isn't? Well that's deffently an improvement!

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post #4 of 20 Old 07-24-2009, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
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One more thing - How are his strides looking? Every time I try to help him with them we end up sorta "killing" the jump.

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post #5 of 20 Old 07-24-2009, 10:28 AM
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You guys are looking good - the one thing I see is your feet, your stirrup should be closer to your toes :) and keep your hands still they bounce around a bit which can tug on his mouth.

I think if you fix your feet it'll help get out of that chair seat look :)
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post #6 of 20 Old 07-24-2009, 11:56 AM
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Whoa, time out *tweet*

Lets really stop and focus on those legs of yours......

They are very sloppy, very long, not placed correctly under you, nor are being used as they should be.

Your leather are too long right now - you need to shorten them to strengthen them. You are not utalizing their potential right now and due to that, I am scared for you since you are jumping.

For Flat Work:

1) Your leg needs to be under you. Your heels MUST align with your hip bones, and your hip bones must align with your shoulders. If you look down and you can see your toes, they are too far forward. If you look down and can see your heels, they are too far back.

They must be under you. You must use them to stabalize you in your tack and obtain your balance.

2) Your irons MUST be under the ball of your toes. The outter bar is at your pinky toe and the inner bar at the ball of your big toe.

3) Heels must be permitted to do their job, which is anchor you. Allow your bodies weight to flow naturally from your upper body, thorugh your seat, your legs and deep down into your heels.

4) Inner calf at horses side. You are around your horse, not just ontop.

I highly, highly, highly suggest you get put on the lunge line. No reins. Really focus on using your seat properly *on all 3 points...two seat bones and crotch* lower back strait, use your core.

Get your legs under you and strengthen them. Use them correctly, this is of great importance.

I would not get off the lunge line, until you can stabalize your lower leg.

Really work on balancing yourself, stabalizing yourself in your tack and utalizing your body parts correctly.

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post #7 of 20 Old 07-24-2009, 12:21 PM
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I noticed your hands were a little, bouncy, maybe? Keep 'em down ;)

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post #8 of 20 Old 07-24-2009, 12:32 PM
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Ditto to what MIE said, I just want to add that you need to concentrate on not leaning back as well...although that 'should' come if you work on what everyone else has mentioned.

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canter: Shorten your reins, this will probably make your horse go faster as well, he looks slow and your tugging hands are probably giving him mixed signals. And the legs, but enough has been said about them allready
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post #10 of 20 Old 07-24-2009, 12:50 PM
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Big jump round 1 - you need to RELAX! You look really nervous on the way up to the jump and are as stiff as a board - you are also leaning back quite a bit, get those hands DOWN and this wont happen! You seem to relax after the jump which is much better. Your seat is fine, its your position that is wrong
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