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        10-08-2013, 02:17 PM
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    Foal
    Critique 90cm Jumping Show!

    Hey guys,
    It would be sooo awesome if you could critique me and my horse. I want to know if he is using his body correctly and same with my position. Every and Any comments are needed. Thank you
         
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        10-08-2013, 03:15 PM
      #2
    Foal
    Hi, I'm not going to critique you as I think you did an awesome job of keeping him together, you did bump his face a few times but I'm not surprised!

    He seems pretty honest and very very forward going which is good:)

    What kind of bit are you using?....hard to see on my ipad.

    Do you have a trainer that does jumping?

    IMO you are doing all the work, he needs to learn to slow down, look and think, lots of grid work and placing poles at fences approached from a trot.

    Do you do dressage atall too?
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        10-08-2013, 04:48 PM
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    Foal
    I do do dressage a lot. Usually I jump about twice a week. My instructor does do jumping as well. This horse was actually ridden so forward like this by a girl for quie some time with no dressage until he wouldnt jump anymore, so from that till this has been quite an adventure. I am using an elevator bit. Its basically the equivalent of the last hole on a three ring bit.
         
        10-08-2013, 05:30 PM
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    Weanling
    My old 13hh used to go very forward like yours and initially I pulled aswell but with my mums instructions stopped her going like that in a more permenant way than pulling does (and it also dosn't leave your arms wrecked). What we did was when jumping at home whenever she started speeding up at a jump we would turn a circle before the jump and slow her down with my body weight (sit back and pretend your a lead weight). We would keep doing this untill she went into the jump and a even steadier pace. She would still go faster when pushed forwards for against the clock but she would come back much quicker via body weight. I don't do show jumping anymore and what I did was only local leagues so what I say may not relate to you competing at a higher level. Also I just want to say I think you and your pony are doing brilliantly. Sorry if you can not understand what I tried to explain but I am really bad at explaining things. Good Luck with your pony in the future
         
        10-09-2013, 06:02 AM
      #5
    Foal
    Hes actually not a pony :) he's a 16,1hh thoroughbred. I have been working on a lot of jumping discipline but it takes a lot of time. We're getting there. Was my position over the jump ok?
         
        10-09-2013, 08:58 AM
      #6
    Green Broke
    Your position looks good. And, I don't think you'll ever get a time fault at that rate. :)
         
        10-09-2013, 01:38 PM
      #7
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jenniferw    
    I do do dressage a lot. Usually I jump about twice a week. My instructor does do jumping as well. This horse was actually ridden so forward like this by a girl for quie some time with no dressage until he wouldnt jump anymore, so from that till this has been quite an adventure. I am using an elevator bit. Its basically the equivalent of the last hole on a three ring bit.

    Good:)

    So what's his frame like when doing dressage?

    Is it just the jumping that gets him super excited?

    How long have you had him for?

    I'm not a lover of elevator bits personally, do you ride him in this all the time or just for jumping?

    What's he like on trail rides?

    Sorry for all the questions, just trying to get an overall understanding of him
         
        10-10-2013, 07:29 AM
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    Foal
    Hes alright in dressage. He's definitely not a horse that has been trained in it. Going into jumps he is just very excitable, while doing dressage he is very composed. I have had him for about a year now, however, he is 15 years old and wasnt taught anything in terms of dressage until I started to take him under my wing. I use the elevator bit all the time for now but am moving down into a three ring in a matter of time hoping to make my way down into the snaffle ring. Just another thing that takes time :P he's great on trail rides, I live in Zimbabwe so I take him to a lot of places and ride in free open places.

    Do you think my position was ok? How was his form over the jump? Do we look good together?
         
        10-10-2013, 10:17 AM
      #9
    Foal
    Hi:)

    You ride him very well, he doesn't look a horse that's easy to ride, his form varies from fence to fence, practice makes perfect:)

    What worries me is his speed, once the fences get higher he may flatten and start hitting them, hard and scaring himself, which you don't want, he obviously loves to jump, you need to use that to your advantage.

    Have you tried any grid work and placing poles?

    A good exercise is a long grid, just cross poles with barriers at both sides, you drop your reins and let him work it out.

    I worry that he relies too much on you, he's not thinking, he's like 'yee hah this is fun lets go'.....one time you'll come unstuck, you can't hold him together every time;)

    Does he jump higher fences, 3ft6 and up without rushing like that?

    He would make an awesome cross country horse:)
         
        10-10-2013, 12:00 PM
      #10
    Foal
    I don't really measure in feet and inches. I have jumped him 1.3 meters before so idk what that measures up to :P
    Yeah, I do placing poles a lot and I wish you could see videos of him before!! There are some videos on here from the past where he rushes EVEN WORSE than he is now :P Ill keep working at it though :)
         

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