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        12-09-2012, 11:18 PM
    Critique My Horse and I
    I believe this jump is only about 2'6.
    This jump is 2'9.

    These are my most recent pictures, taken December 6th.

    I'd like to hear about both my horse and I's position/form. I know that my leg has fallen back a tad bit.
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        12-10-2012, 02:40 AM
    Your horse is lovely. Really quite a round jumper. Nice and square with the knees.

    I like that you're looking up and ahead, i'm not completely able to tell but i'd almost say you're laying a bit on your horses neck. I'd also take your stirrups up a bit for jumping.

    But really lovely, indeed. Have you jumped your horse up before? Looks like he/she could jump a big fence.
        12-10-2012, 09:41 AM
    I pretty much have the same thing to say as Oxer.
    Your horse is gorgeous! You could bring your stirrups up a couple holes, and it would also help you set your weight back a bit it would make you more stable. It looks a bit like you're trying to get yourself over the jump.
    Other than that you look awesome!
        12-10-2012, 10:09 AM
    Thanks guys. I'll add a couple holes to my stirrups to bring them up. It's great to hear that about my boy. I'be had him for about a year and 4 months, I bought him very cheap fresh off the track the last day of the racing season 2011. I was also very green and floppy, he's an angel. 7 year old, ottb, we have gone up to about 3'6 easy easy easy. I do try to get my self over the jump, I've been working on that. Oh, and I'm pretty sure that its my large coat sagging down that makes it look like I'm laying on his neck, but ill keep it in mind.
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        12-10-2012, 10:34 AM
    He looks like he's coming along wonderfully! Maybe try to just raise your shoulders a bit, or even just think no two point when you're going over. It helped me a lot when I was having the same issues, and gave me a subtle, quiet two point now
        12-10-2012, 12:28 PM
    Are you going to show this coming season?? Looks to me like your boy wants to go show. Haha! I think you two would do really well.
        12-10-2012, 01:27 PM
    Originally Posted by Oxer    
    are you going to show this coming season?? Looks to me like your boy wants to go show. Haha! I think you two would do really well.
    I plan to. We actually showed this past summer a tad bit. We started in April and took him to a basic schooling show and just did some x-rails and he did well. We then took him all the way up to the Colorado Horse Park. The first time I just schooled him around during a show. On our second trip we showed in the 2'3 hunters. He did well for his first time, they had some odd looking jumps that he'd never seen before. He was really good though. He could do hunters or jumpers, but this next summer I want to start him on jumpers. We were only doing hunters to keep the jumps tiny for his first couple trips out. We'll likely start showing in June and enter some puddle jumpers classes 2'6-2'9. Then eventually we'll move up to the Schooling Jumpers 2'9-3'3.. and so on and so forth.
        12-11-2012, 10:16 PM
    Wow, there's a TB who loves his new job. What a nice form he has. You're jumping way above my level, but I think SkyeMac hit the nail on the head about just opening your shoulders a bit to get up upper body back.
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        12-16-2012, 01:51 AM
    Thanks for the input, I agree with all of it.

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