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critique my friends riding/jumping!!!

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        09-09-2007, 04:24 AM
    critique my friends riding/jumping!!!

    Hey my friend and I were hoping you guys could critique her riding! (so yes, I have her permission) thanks!
    By the way, she's riding one of my horses
    Sorry I couldnt get the photos on here so can you please go to the following adress?? It takes you straight to the pics!!
    Oh by the way, she's jumping 30-35cm

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        09-09-2007, 07:31 AM
    Her stirrups seem to be quite a bit too short - her position is awkward for flat, let alone jumping. Her feet seem to be very far forward compared to the rest of her body. On flat at least there should be a straight line from heels, hips, shoulders. (I am not positive about jumping, but I think some of those basics still apply) - maybe someone else will have more input about the actual position over the jump :)

    In some photos her foot is very far forward into the stirrup. What sort of shoes are those? Tall riding boots with a heel would be safer and probably more comfortable. My legs pinch in an english saddle if I don't use tall boots or half chaps.

    She does not appear to be getting off of the horse's back at any stage of the jump and contact on the horses mouth does not seem to be following the movement of the horse over the jump, but is staying rather tight and constricting.

    Good luck :)
        09-11-2007, 08:29 PM
    Anything else guys????? Please
        09-12-2007, 12:50 AM
    How old is she? And how long had she been riding.
        09-12-2007, 12:54 AM
    3rd picture she looks majorly un-comfortable. Pushing her chest out is bending her back, not good.
        09-12-2007, 02:12 AM
    Shes 14 and been riding for...i think about 8/9 months. Maybe 10
        09-12-2007, 02:37 AM
    Tell her for me, to keep on trying!! That's the main thing to tell beginner riders. We all were beg once, and I would of hated someone to come up to me and tell me I couldn't ride. The pictures took too long to load so I only saw number two. Its not particualr the rider, I think it is more the tack.... Lenghten her stirrups was the first thing I saw, also her hands are turning towards herself.
    Keep it up!!

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