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post #1 of 22 Old 12-09-2010, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Critique me jumping

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I would like my position critiqued. Not the horse, though, she's not mine.
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post #2 of 22 Old 12-09-2010, 07:58 PM
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I like your nice, solid leg, it stays under you beautifully! Over these low jumps, the only thing I see is that your hands are 'in your lap' a bit. Try shortening your reins and follow your horse's motion over the jump. This will make your movement more flowing and graceful. Good job!
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post #3 of 22 Old 12-09-2010, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, I have that problem on the flat, too. Thanks, everyone tells me I have a solid leg and I'm really happy you did too.
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You get too far forward out of the saddle for jumps these size. Think crouch or squat, not lean. Also, like the other poster said, good leg but let your hands follow her face more to keep them out of your lap

Also good job on looking up
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Not to be a party pooper, but those logs are pretty unsafe jumps - if she knocks them and they roll, they will be a huge hazard as they'll go right where she might land.
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I have to say...I'm so jealous of your leg. I wish mine looked like that when I was jumping.

I agree with everyone that you need to take your hands out of your lap and encourage your horse to stretch over the jump. Also you are jumping ahead sometimes. The still image of you, I think, is a good example of how your 2-point should be.

Other than that you look secure and confident.

I do want to add that I don't think those logs are unsafe to jump..they seem like they would be hard to roll. They're just like any other jump pole, they can fall and roll under the horse's feet too.
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I do want to add that I don't think those logs are unsafe to jump..they seem like they would be hard to roll. They're just like any other jump pole, they can fall and roll under the horse's feet too.
Ditto this ;)
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post #8 of 22 Old 12-10-2010, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone! I know the jumps are safe, but thatks. Me and my friend put them there and they are REALLy heavy. Its just a XC jump, most are dangerous and wide.
I do definitely need my hands up more, when I watched these vids I went EEK! I havn't had a jumping lesson in ages also.
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post #9 of 22 Old 12-10-2010, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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You get too far forward out of the saddle for jumps these size. Think crouch or squat, not lean. Also, like the other poster said, good leg but let your hands follow her face more to keep them out of your lap

Also good job on looking up
Ahhh! You're not supposed to pause it there!! Blaaah it makes me sad. I look like some kind of monkey that can't jump!!

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post #10 of 22 Old 12-10-2010, 06:30 PM
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Not to be a party pooper, but those logs are pretty unsafe jumps - if she knocks them and they roll, they will be a huge hazard as they'll go right where she might land.
I was thinking the same thing, its ok if there all piled but when there are lose ones if the horse runs out he can trip over them
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