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post #1 of 7 Old 01-07-2010, 02:40 AM Thread Starter
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Critique My Jumping

So this is back from Septemberish(I had only been jumping about 3 monthes then)& it's on my horse-in-training,Georgie that I'm working with.I already notice I probaly could have bent my hips alittle more maybe,my heel could have been down more & my arms looked slightly chicken wingish.Sorry for only one pic.Thanks!
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-07-2010, 03:45 AM
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Heels need to go down more

But I love how you have a nice straight back and looking up good job!
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-07-2010, 05:04 AM
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Lower leg needs to be more firmly under you - as you sink more weight in your heels, push your lower leg forward so it's anchored close to the girth in your two point. Shortening your stirrup 1 -2 holes may help with that and closing your knee and hip angle, you look more as if you're standing up in your stirrups than closing your angles in correct two point.

Agree with the chicken wing comment, and also with the comment on the looking up and relaxed flat back. Like your release as well, appropriate for the level or horse and rider.

Cute horse with a nice attitude.
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-07-2010, 06:08 AM
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your jumping position is good! although it may help to put your heels down more and maybe shorten your stirrups a little, especially when you start jumping bigger :)

Keep your feet on the ground when your head's in the clouds.
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-07-2010, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks.Considering its been about 4 monthes since then, I know my instrutor has worked alot with me on my leg & I know it's alot better, or atleast on my show pony it is.I wish I had a picture on him but, my parents don't come out there alot.
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-07-2010, 05:11 PM
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u look great! lower leg should be in line withthe girth and dont jump up the horses neck stay balanced over the saddle and heel down! haha
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-04-2010, 11:03 PM
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You look really comfortable up there for only a few months of jumping. My suggestion would be to keep your leg forward. Also it looks like your pinching with your knee just a bit, but it's hard to tell. If you can try to avoid pinching. Make sure if you need support that you place your hands on your ponies crest. You have a nice flat back and eye though and you really do look great!!
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