Critique Me and Bobbert? :) jumping lesson! - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 16 Old 07-30-2011, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 586
• Horses: 1
Oh yes, my trainer suggested that as well! I tried that for my ride yesterday and my hands were better, thumbs up top and a straighter connection. :)

However, my riding buddy still said my left wrist "twitches". So I have no idea how to even begin to fix that haha. Any suggestions on that? I was thinking maybe a wrist brace or a wrist protector that roller bladers use?
Posted via Mobile Device
blush is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 16 Old 07-30-2011, 10:35 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Goat Country with Tia
Posts: 1,977
• Horses: 2
You guys look pretty good to me! Also your horses is BEAUTIFUL!

"The hand should be a filter, not a plug or an open faucet."
kayleeloveslaneandlana is offline  
post #13 of 16 Old 07-31-2011, 08:58 AM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 432
• Horses: 0
Not really sure how to fix the twitch.. I have never heard of or seen that problem before. Im glad the ice cream cone trick worked. Good luck!
LynnF is offline  
post #14 of 16 Old 07-31-2011, 07:35 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 58
• Horses: 0
Robbie looks gorgeous and talented! You are obviously a good rider and have spent a lot of time with instructors learning how to be one.

A couple small upper body tweaks might help your hands. Rolling your shoulders back/down and putting your elbows at your sides will give you a better connection to your horses mouth. In your computer chair right now, put your arms at your sides like you were holding the reins. Thumbs are up. Now raise your elbows out away from you and look at your hands. Flat! I think you may be trying to fix too much with your hands which is usually what causes wrist cocking/lifting and other weird habits. Think of having a soft, following elbow. Be mindful to make corrections to your horse firstly with your legs and seat. Pretend you don't even have forearms and hands (other than keeping them closed on the reins ); imagine the bit is connected directly to from your horse's mouth to your elbow.
equinesalways is offline  
post #15 of 16 Old 07-31-2011, 08:08 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 5,695
• Horses: 3
robbie is so cute !! how old is he ?

Gypsy & Scout <3
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. ~Albert Einstein
gypsygirl is offline  
post #16 of 16 Old 08-01-2011, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 586
• Horses: 1
Thanks for the feedback and all the positive comments guys! :)

equinesalways -- Thanks! And I completely get what you are saying. I am trying way too hard to fix things with my hands rather then work from my elbows/upper body and seat! I'm definitely going to take your advice on pretending I dont have any forearms or hands haha, just following with my elbow will force me not to micro-manage with my hands. :) Now with your advice and the ice cream cone trick my hands should imrpove loads.

gypsygirl -- Thanks so much! He's 6 this year, still a bit of a baby. ;)

:: rachel && robbie ::
:: ::
blush is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
jumping lesson ! gypsygirl Horse Videos 11 02-25-2010 08:27 PM
Jumping Lesson Critique TwendeHaraka Horse Riding Critique 2 11-28-2009 04:18 PM
First jumping lesson!!! WesternPleasure1029 Jumping 4 10-04-2009 07:55 PM
Jumping lesson GeminiJumper Horse Riding Critique 7 06-25-2008 01:22 PM
Critique our jumping lesson please!!! futolympeventer327 Horse Riding Critique 7 03-20-2007 04:08 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome