Critique my jumping in 2 different shows :)
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding Critique

Critique my jumping in 2 different shows :)

This is a discussion on Critique my jumping in 2 different shows :) within the Horse Riding Critique forums, part of the Riding Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        01-20-2013, 10:43 AM
      #1
    Foal
    Critique my jumping in 2 different shows :)

    My Incredible Horse Riding Story.. as of now - YouTube

    A video of me competeing at 2 different shows
    Please critique on the horses and me :)
    Thanks
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        01-20-2013, 10:21 PM
      #2
    Foal
    Hello! Do you mind my asking what general area you're from? I'm thinking you must be somewhere outside of the US. :) There are some things about turnout that we do differently here than other countries, and I wouldn't want to give any advice that wasn't applicable to where you ride!

    Ideal riding is pretty universal though, so I can give tell you what I saw in the video and what I liked and what perhaps could use some work. Since the video was shot from fairly far away, I'm sure I'm missing some of the finer details, but this is my general impression. Firstly, what I really loved is how you wait with your body for the horse to jump. You don't duck, there's no unnecessary "drama" in your riding. Very nice! What I would try to improve over the fences would be to have you hold your position for a little longer. Right now you start to sit down before the horse has landed. This can be hard on their backs, and cause them to catch rails with their hind legs.

    Between the fences, I think you could benefit from keeping a little more weight in your heels. In the US, we prefer a lighter seat during long stretches between fences, but I understand that this is not necessarily how it's done in other countries. Nevertheless, more depth to your heel will secure your position, and make it prettier. Something else that would improve your trips would be working on keeping a more consistent pace, and a straighter, more definite track. At times, your track between the jumps seems a little meandering and you do not always meet the fences in the center, and straight. Make a plan for your course and then stick to it. You want good "geometry" in the track you take over fences, just like you would in a dressage test. As I noted before, your pace is a little inconsistent at times. Keeping your horse at the same pace will help you meet the fences in a better spot, which in turn will help the horse jump better, and avoid rails as the fences go up. A lot of what could be improved could be done by making the horses more rideable on the flat. Having a horse that is adjustable (meaning, he will lengthen and shorten his stride when asked) makes a huge difference in his ability to successfully navigate a course.

    Cute horses, and good luck with your riding!
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    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:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    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

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    AQHA shows with jumping classes? JaneyWaney9 Horse Shows 2 12-08-2011 11:07 AM
    Jumping Shows in Michigan?? JaneyWaney9 Jumping 3 08-02-2011 01:09 PM
    Please do a jumping critique of Eddie jumping 3'9". fortheloveofhorse Horse Riding Critique 18 09-18-2009 02:56 AM
    What do I need for Dressage/schooling, jumping shows travlingypsy English Riding 22 02-19-2009 04:36 PM
    jumping my horse at shows katieandduke Jumping 5 09-21-2008 09:20 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:55 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0