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        10-01-2008, 10:33 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Critique - Jumping Videos

    Hello!

    I am looking for some honest tear-me-to-peices critisim. This is me riding a pretty green horse, sorry they are not longer these are sales videos.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--E3cdzcrQE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwddUZX0iPs

    Thanks!
         
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        10-02-2008, 01:37 PM
      #2
    Weanling
    Hi!

    Ok first video: Coming into the fence when you are trotting, you are posting with your hands. Meaning as you post your hands are coming up and down with your body. Loosen up yours arms, so that your hands stay more steady. At the first fence you get a little ahead of your horse. When you are riding a green horse especially you need to wait for the horse to jump. At the second fence you need to stay off the horses back longer. You sit before the horse touches the ground, and you need to stay off it's back until it lands.

    Second video: You are getting a little ahead with your upper body here as well, and you are sitting back too early. Really try to focus on waiting for the horse to jump, and staying off it's back until after it lands. When you really start to change this, it's going to feel like forever until you land, and like you are doing things all wrong. I know because I had this exact same problem. Lol. Don't worry though, it will start to feel normal after a while.

    Overall you ride very well, and the horse is a cute little jumper. Did you end up selling her?
         
        10-02-2008, 08:19 PM
      #3
    Foal
    Nope not sold yet but we really need to get her sold soon. She is a good girl but nobody's buying and if they are they don't want a greenbean.
         
        10-03-2008, 03:29 PM
      #4
    Foal
    Great critique from pepperduck.

    I just want to tweak something she said

    Loosening up your arms won't stop your hands from moving. Posting is just moving your hips forward and back, that's it. You are currently posting with your upper body/shoulders, causing your hands to move around. Really focus on moving your hips. With a correct post, your shoulder doesn't go up at all.

    Since I suck at explaining, heres a pretty good example of what I was talking about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9-1XCzad0U


    It's really important to keep your hands steady, especially on a green horse
         
        01-12-2009, 08:44 PM
      #5
    Foal
    Agreed with above. I suggest getting in your 2 point a little sooner, and staying up in it a little longer after the jump so you don't end up hitting him in the mouth, and keeping your hands still is very important. :)
         
        01-13-2009, 08:39 PM
      #6
    Foal
    Watch your hands they move with your body you need to work on separating them and using them even more independently. Your body and back look nice. Also I would lower your hands, it will also help encourage the green horse to lower the head and start to really round out a little more. But over the fences you need to close your hip angle more and release!!!!! Its a green horse as you said, so you should really give them a nice big release so they can start to feel putting the head down and figuring out the fence. Also your leg looks pretty solid, it wiggle a little over teh fence but it doesn't fly back too much.

    Overall you present a nice look just need a few tweaks!
         

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