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post #11 of 34 Old 02-02-2013, 10:02 PM
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All I have to say is that I've been riding with a trainer for 5 years and my equitation over fences is nowhere near as good as yours, haha. Your horse is adorable by the way, LOVE his jump.
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post #12 of 34 Old 02-03-2013, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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All I can say (I am not a jumper) is that Rusty is perfectly adorable and a very tidy jumper. I bet you just love him!
Thank you so very much! Love isnt even a strong enough word for how I feel about him ;) I adore that pony

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I love this horse. I actually really like your equitation. Your release doesn't offend me in one single shot. I am, however, going to say that you need to be careful with your toe. It's a good thing you're not wearing spurs, as you'd be digging out your pony's sides with them. Roll your toe forward... not enough so that you're pinching with your knee... but just enough so that your toe is in and its the inside of your calf on your horse, and not the back of your calf.
Ahh, I hadnt even seen my toes pointing out! Thank you for mentioning that, I will work on that most defiantly. Today after work Ill go riding and see if I can get some pictures to see if I can put these things into work.

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All I have to say is that I've been riding with a trainer for 5 years and my equitation over fences is nowhere near as good as yours, haha. Your horse is adorable by the way, LOVE his jump.
Awee you just made my day! So sweet, thank you ^.^
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Okay, so I re read what everyone had said right before I went outside to go riding. I also raised my stirrups up one hole and realized thats the shortest they will go, unless I poke a hole in them. What do you think, are they too short/too long? I honestly tried my best to put in practise what everyone said, but as soon as I got in the air... everything just kind of flew out of my head? Yeah, ugh. I need someone from the ground yelling at me And I did jump over smaller jumps, but I didnt get them on camera. Im sorry. I actually found that the hardest thing was me pointing my toes in... Eugh! And I forgot to tuck my arms in until the last picture... BUT, do you see a difference? I think raising my stirrups helped a TON with allot of problems.

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I'd say the last picture is the most ideal. Very nice!

The rest of the pictures you are jumping ahead of the horse and pitching your weight onto his neck. Your toes point out and your leg has slid back a bit. However that being said, you certainly possess natural talent escpecially for showing so much improvement in these pics without a trainer present. Got me jealous.
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I'd say the last picture is the most ideal. Very nice!

The rest of the pictures you are jumping ahead of the horse and pitching your weight onto his neck. Your toes point out and your leg has slid back a bit. However that being said, you certainly possess natural talent escpecially for showing so much improvement in these pics without a trainer present. Got me jealous.
Hey, thank you! My toes, yes, I think my leg was slipping back because I was trying to point my toes in, and it messed me up... I dont know. Thank you so so much! Ill try to get more pictures when I go out next...

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Okay... So I havent jumped for a LONG time, since the last pictures I posted on this thread, so I decided to today. Forgive my messy/sloppy looking jump. I'm waiting on my standards.

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I think I let my leg slip a little too far back... -.-

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post #17 of 34 Old 03-12-2013, 10:15 PM
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First of all, I am so jealous that you're jumping...grounds too icy here. :/

You're looking great, though! Your leg slipped a tiiiiny bit, your release is fantastic. You just look a little tense. I'd suggest one more hole up in your stirrups.

Looking awesome, and I still can't get over you never having jumping instruction. :)

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First of all, I am so jealous that you're jumping...grounds too icy here. :/

You're looking great, though! Your leg slipped a tiiiiny bit, your release is fantastic. You just look a little tense. I'd suggest one more hole up in your stirrups.

Looking awesome, and I still can't get over you never having jumping instruction. :)
GAH, that leg! Im telling you! I will say "LEG LEG LEG LEG" while Im headed towards the jump, and in the air Ill say "LEG LEG LEG LEG" and my leg like never listens... Im working on it though. My stirrups are on their last hole. I am in a bad need for new stirrup leathers, those ones are probably pretty stretched too. Thank you, very much

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Aha, and more pictures. This is a higher jump... Gah, so fun. So, my leg looks REALLY straight. I need to point my toes in... I need to shorten my stirrups (Ill punch a hole in them) And... my upper body looks stiff huh? I dont have any idea how to fix this... When I try to loosen up my body goes everywhere...

Okay, so this was my first jump


And then... I lost my stirrups


After those ^ jumps I looked at the pictures and tried to fix what I seen wrong (lower leg and leaning on Rustys neck)

And this is the outcome... It looks awkward

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post #20 of 34 Old 03-15-2013, 12:08 AM
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Jumping ahead just a little bit. It's funny how clearly our horses tell us how they are feeling about things with their ears. In the first picture you've jumped ahead just a weeee bit, but your eyes are up, your leg is solid, back is flat, and your release is polite. Your pony's ears are forward and keen to the whole thing. Then look at your second picture. You lost your iron, lost your leg, laid on his neck, and put too much weight way over his shoulder. His ears are very telling to how he's feeling about your position in that moment. I think it's great though. You're an incredible little rider.

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