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    10-04-2013, 10:48 PM
critique jumping

Critique me and bradley jumping 2'3 to 2'6 and one 2'9 jump
sorry for the bad quality
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    10-05-2013, 12:14 AM
What kind of riding are aiming to do? The only reason I ask is you "perch" as you canter, which (to my understanding) is more acceptable for the Hunter crowd. You do have to be careful on not so honest horses with leaning/perching as you canter, imo. Some will take that as an opportunity to do an "About face!" ;)

You look like a very quiet rider and while I am far from a professional, you do appear to engage in two point about a stride out, which is a bit early... But you, again, are a quiet rider and doesn't appear to interfere with the horse. Just be careful engaging in two point so early, there are nasty ditchers out there that will wait until the last possible moment to duck on a jump and leave one in the dirt ;).
    10-05-2013, 12:19 AM
Yeah, I agree^ As soon as you get on a not so honest horse, that position will be the death of you(; But it looks pretty in the show ring(hunters/equ) and so on. But I suggest working at sitting back more and not letting the horse make all the decisions
    10-05-2013, 12:28 AM
[QUOTE=Hang on Fi;3795714]What kind of riding are aiming to do? The only reason I ask is you "perch" as you canter, which (to my understanding) is more acceptable for the Hunter crowd. You do have to be careful on not so honest horses with leaning/perching as you canter, imo. Some will take that as an opportunity to do an "About face!" ;)
I do the hunters and eq
    10-05-2013, 09:01 PM
The still shots at the end are very revealing. You are pinching with your knee and it is causing you to lose your lower leg over the fences. You need to redistribute the leg contact from about 6" above the knee to 6" below it. Kinda like hugging the horse with your calves as you approach the fence. The knee pinching is also contributing to you jumping ahead. Your hips should not be in front of the pommel as they are in those pics. If this horse were to stop, or worse dirty stop, my guess is you would be over his head very quickly.

The good news is you find good distances, you're quiet up there and letting your horse do his job. Next step is to trust him a little bit more and don't throw yourself forward at the fence. You are already in two point on approach to the fence, so do less over it. Just let the horse jump up to you. I know, easier said than done, but you're not far off. I think once your fix the lower leg, the rest will fall into line.
    10-05-2013, 09:15 PM
The getting into two-point early is very telling. Try and freeze the vid at the 2:41 mark and notice how you are almost laying your entire upper body on the horse's neck. What is happening is that by getting into two point so early you are launching yourself at the jump which is causing you to stretch forward.

An instructor of mine gave me the visual of pushing the horse away with my hands over the jump. This kept my hips back and my center of balance over the center of the saddle while still giving the horse the release needed for the jump. At the height you are jumping you shouldn't need to get into two-point a stride or two early...use a light seat, slightly ahead of the vertical as in a normal canter. Two pointing early may also lead to another bad habit...dropping the horse, as in losing contact a stride ahead of the jump which allows the horse plenty of time to put on the brakes. In your current position you are going to get launched if you get a horse who isn't as honest as the one you are on in the vid.

Don't get me wrong..I no longer jump as my nerves can no longer handle it and I have been where you are plenty of times...just experience talking here and the signed "pilot's license" I got from silly friends due to the number of times I went solo (as in only me without the horse due to him/her slamming on the brakes) over a jump. :)

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