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        04-15-2013, 02:36 PM
      #1
    Yearling
    Talking Critique Her Jumping, Please!

    We've only been a few weeks at jumping, but I was wondering how other people thought she is doing, if there is anything she isn't doing, what can we improve on, and is there anything I should, or shouldn't be doing on the ground? (There is music in the last clip because I forgot to take out the original audio and I sound embarrassing!)



         
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        04-15-2013, 06:37 PM
      #2
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    I think the way you are working her is asking for problems.

    You are controlling her from the bit with a very tight contact which is why she is throwing her head and not happy.
    Secondly you have her on a very tight circle which she is obviously not balanced enough for. This is resulting in her swinging her quarters out and being very unbalanced.
    As she is in the bit for control she is not being released when she actually jumps.

    For you I say wear gloves when lungeing. Learn to lunge for rhythm and balance rather than chasing a horse on a circle. Also, when a horse knocks a pole you want to set it up again, nasty accidents can happen if they land on the pole and it rolls.
         
        04-15-2013, 09:03 PM
      #3
    Foal
    Is she undersaddle? If yes, you need to ride her over the jumps. Start with poles and slowly work your way up. Teaching her on the lunge line doesn't help her. If she isn't undersaddle then I personally do not think you should be focusing on jumping.

    If she is undersaddle; do cavaletti work and little crossrails, start small, at the trot and as she settles more gradualy work the canter into your excersizes.
         
        04-15-2013, 09:45 PM
      #4
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    I agree 100% with Foxhunter. It doesn't look like you and your horse have just plain lunging down, so adding jumping into that is making it unpleasant for your hrose, for all the reasons Foxy said.

    Once you get her to lunge more comfortable, and maybe if you used a lunge caveson, you might try setting up ground poles or cavalettin, on a circle radius (like spokes on a wheel), and then work her at trot over those. But with the line connected to the bit, and her pulling out like that, she is only learning to jump crooked, off balance, braced against the bit. All things you do not want to teach her.
         
        04-15-2013, 10:08 PM
      #5
    Started
    I disagree with Jumpinggirl. I see nothing wrong with free jumping so long as you are doing it correctly. It is very beneficial, especially when the rider is not a professional. It allows horses to sort themselves out without rider interference.

    Tiny and Foxhunter have given you great advice. I suggest working on your lunge work before attempting to jump her again, unless you are able to set up a chute and play with fences that way?
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        04-15-2013, 10:22 PM
      #6
    Foal
    Agree 100% with Foxhunter. I also agree with jumping girl that if she is undersaddle I'd be more concerned about riding her over jumps than lunging her over jumps, especially when it looks like she doesn't really know how to lunge properly anyway. As alexischristina said, free jumping is only useful when done correctly, which is not the case here.
         
        04-16-2013, 12:38 AM
      #7
    Weanling
    What I see is a horse capable of taking the jumps quite well, but someone who is not setting this horse up for success. Circles are tight (and unbalancing for the horse learning to navigate these jumps and making judgements about stride length), and I don't like the contact on the horse's mouth (can you use a caveson, maybe?).

    I will also say... and forgive me if I sound hippy dippy but you seem to be just standing there and snapping the whip when the horse refuses a jump (likely because she isn't feeling balanced). For me, lunging is literally riding from the ground-- but instead of sitting on top, I'm controlling the horse's stride and movement with how fast I follow them, my rhythm, my voice... and maybe a little contact to keep them bending around the circle. When you are free-jumping, you can be controlling your horse's stride leading up to the jump and helping them to learn! Maybe let out the lunge and just play with how you can control the horse's movement with your body language?

    I hope this helps! Your horse is positively gorgeous. :)
         
        04-16-2013, 07:19 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    Once she knocked that rail down you should have stopped and reset it. There is a danger to your horse's legs to have a rail on the landing side where it fell. You do not want her to land on it and hurt a tendon or worse. Yes, sometimes rails are placed on the landing side but they are placed with precision. Yours was not.
         

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