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        07-24-2009, 01:14 PM
      #11
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    I agree with everything MIEventer said. Honestly, I don't think you should be jumping at all untill youi are m,uch more stable. In the first jumping video, you really slammed chinga's back. It will be very easy to make chinga sour to jumping if you are not able to support him and stay with him over the jumps
         
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        07-24-2009, 01:21 PM
      #12
    Trained
    I forgot to add in my last post, that your leathers are much too long for jumping. Much.

    You have no base of security in your tack, nor do you have stabillity - I really encourage you to get on the lunge line.
         
        07-24-2009, 05:41 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Hes the only horse I have problems with, I don't know why. My legs always slip forwards. I can't get put on a lunge line with him as I'm the only one he will lunge for *I haven't had time to work with him and other people on the lunge* I don't feel nervous on my way up to the jump. I'm going to work on our canter alot and possibly do some small jumps if I do well with the canter. I must admit I wasn't real worried about how I looked for that *I wasn't planning on posting it* As we have only just come back into work from about a week off.
         
        07-24-2009, 06:01 PM
      #14
    Trained
    You need to really, really, really stabalize your lower legs, heels, seat and core.
         
        07-24-2009, 06:07 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    Thanks, I've got my weekly lesson this afternoon so I will try and get video of that. I ride heaps better in my lessons.
         
        07-24-2009, 11:25 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ChingazMyBoy    
    Hes the only horse I have problems with, I don't know why. My legs always slip forwards. I can't get put on a lunge line with him as I'm the only one he will lunge for *I haven't had time to work with him and other people on the lunge* I don't feel nervous on my way up to the jump. I'm going to work on our canter alot and possibly do some small jumps if I do well with the canter. I must admit I wasn't real worried about how I looked for that *I wasn't planning on posting it* As we have only just come back into work from about a week off.
    he'll lunge around a circle if someone is holding him and your riding him - its no different then you riding aorund in a circle its just somone holding onto him for that extra support while your trying to balance
         
        07-25-2009, 11:35 AM
      #17
    Trained
    A fairly good way to guage proper jumping position, when you don't have anyone around to help you from the ground, is first shorten your stirrups so that your leg is at almost a 90 degree angle when seated. Then at the halt, Stand up in your stirrups, straight up so your aligned top to bottom, head to toe with legs at the girth. Then with the idea of keeping everything from your knee down exactly where it is, shift your upper body back down into half seat position. You'll probably have to play with your position a bit until your shoulders are centered over your legs. You'll most likely find that it takes a ton of thigh and lower back muscles to keep you in position. Once you find the correct spot, practice holding it at W/T/C. Then move onto ground poles, crossrails, etc.
         
        07-25-2009, 11:46 AM
      #18
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    On the videos, it looks like you have a really loose seat and you're slipping into the chair position a lot. You need to sink your heels down and keep your weight down in them. That will secure your seat and probably with your position. It also looked like your feet were too far into the irons. It should be just at the balls of your feet. I would hold off on jumping until you strengthen your flat work.

    Chinga looks pretty good cantering and jumping. He could be more balanced, but that will come when you're balanced as well.
         
        07-25-2009, 11:49 AM
      #19
    Green Broke
    Most everything I was going to say has been said all ready. I agree that your stirrups are too long and that you are in a chair seat. Work on some two point on the flat to really get your leg under you.
         
        07-25-2009, 06:43 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    Thanks guys, I got to work on my two point and my normal posistion with our jumping instructor, who you usually can't get lessons with. But one of my instructors were away (we have two in the arena at one time) and I was keeping my stirrups right and heels down. Hopfully it goes as well as with Chinga when we jump next.
         

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