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    04-26-2011, 08:24 PM
Critique my Jumping Please!!! :)

Howdy !

So I know I must be getting annoying with all those post of me jumping my horse and wanting opinions but its really helpful so if you don't mind give me your best shot :) lol


So I know im still pinching with knees better.... then what it was but still and my heels should be more down..... and in some pictures the iron slid back to the middle of my foot :S and I know my legs slide back a little also if you see anything else or have tips I'd appreciate it :)






Are First 3ft Jump Are position is pretty grapy but practice will make it perfect :)
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    04-26-2011, 08:35 PM
You look very good, but my only suggestion would be to make sure your heels are down! Shorten your stirrups a hole or two so you have more leverage. At 3', you should also start trying the full release (hands on either side of the neck not holding on to the mane). Also in the 3rd picture, you're jumping for your horse. Make sure you let the thrust of his jump bring you out of the saddle rather than you standing when you think he's jumping.
    04-26-2011, 08:44 PM
In the last jump he is not using his neck and back correctly. Maybe he threw himself over?

This one is the best, nice realease for the jump, looking up. Just try keeping heels down and your feet won't slip through the irons. Also, your stirrups could go up a whole or two.

This one, he looks like he pulled you iver. Get used to his jumping stride and move with him.

This. Tiny bigger release and heels are perfect! Just turn your toes inwards

Did you get left behind. Again, bigger release and learning to mov with him. Lovely heels! Just need to turn toes in a little. See your horses expression? You jabbed him in the mouth a little, a bigger release will fix this.

You look a little tense. Try to relax. Again, heels and release.

Overall, I LOVE your horse! He is a neat little jumper and you two look great!
    04-26-2011, 08:50 PM
Thanks :)
My coach wants to keep me on longer stirrups so ill steek with that for now. And yes I know my stupid heels I have to work on that !! I have them nicly down for the first couple jumps then I lose them :/ And for the 3' jump Im not holding on to the mane but I know what you mean about the release he was really going fast at the jump so I had to slow him down, I know that not the proper way to do it. Bad habit we have to work on that.
    04-26-2011, 08:52 PM
Than you so much Pintotess :) Ill defently work on all those thing :)
    04-26-2011, 08:54 PM
Were starting to do alot of gymnastic work also for me and Chase's position to improve :)
    04-26-2011, 08:55 PM
Glad I could help Stick to the shorter stirrups if that's what your trainer says. She knows you and we don't lol
    04-26-2011, 08:55 PM
I just wanted to add that it is ALWAYS ok to hold mane ! No matter how high the jump. It is way better to hold the mane then to hit the horse in the mouth for jumping.
    04-26-2011, 08:59 PM
^^ yes agreed! I didnt mean it like that sorry.
    04-26-2011, 08:59 PM
Hi Frankiee! Firstly, your horse is gorgeous. Secondly, im not very good at critique xD. All I can see in the 3rd pic is your holding him back just a little, causing his head to come up a bit. Other than that, he's a really sweet horse! Have fun, good luck.

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