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    04-12-2011, 04:58 PM
  #1
Foal
Critique on my jumping position, please

Hi everyone.
I have recently been having a few jumping lessons on my mare who has recently started jumping and is loving it- I however, feel much more at home on the flat, and I'm not a big fan of jumping.
My mare, sometimes gets incredibly excited and has a rather eccentric jump (hence my worried look in most pictures, she's good fun but it can't half knock your confidence sometimes )
So please, be as harsh as you like, the more help I get, hopefully the more comfortable I'll feel over fences.


Giving it some air...


Sorry, they probably aren't the best pictures to judge from
     
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    04-12-2011, 05:47 PM
  #2
Weanling
Your horse is beautiful!

Overall, I like your position. I would work on squeezing harder with your calf a little more. Bring the lower leg forward a little bit and be sure to always keep your heel down. You look like you may be leaning a little too far forward, but it's hard to tell from these pictures and if you are it isn't a lot. Lastly, always look ahead of the jump and always be confident! (Even if you have to fake it )
     
    04-14-2011, 12:50 AM
  #3
Foal
Just have to say your horse is adorable. She looks like she is having a blast, and I LOVE how her feathers float in the wind over the jumps!
As for you, sinking into your heels will make you feel much more stable! =) Also, just have fun! Your horse obviously is, so why not just go with it!
     
    04-14-2011, 01:46 AM
  #4
Foal
I think a little more relese. In the first picture it looks like you are surporting yourself by leaning on your hands. Keep up the good work!! Nice pony BTW
     
    04-14-2011, 03:59 AM
  #5
Foal
Thanks for the tips (and the compliments on my girl)
I've got a jumping lesson on Sunday so will give them a go, I do tend to lean on my hands, usually to hold on to her mane otherwise when she does one of her massive leaps I tend to get left behind- maybe a neck strap would help so I know it's there if I need to use it?

I do enjoy jumping most of the time, but when I first bought her she took off with me and the next time I rode her I fell off, so I lost my confidence completely with her,but thanks to my incredibly patient riding instructor who spent a long time with me on the lead rein and lunge line I am a lot more confident, although sometimes when she goes a bit quick (maybe more than a bit lol) she scares me a little She's the same with everyone who rides her, apart from the novice riders who have their first jumping lessons on her (she's used in my Riding school) she's lovely and calm for them lol
     
    04-14-2011, 08:02 AM
  #6
Yearling
I would say feel free to hold a bit of mane over those jumps if you're feeling insecure, just make sure you hold it with your reigns nice and loose so you don't catch her mouth. I figure it's better for both of you- you don't almost fall off, and she doesn't get thumped on the back .

It's kinda hard to tell from these photos, but is your pelvis up and away from the saddle? And again, hard to tell but it looks like you could have a bit more arch in your back.

Other than that you have a very good over-all posture! Over time, you'll most likely get used to her jump and won't have any problems with it .
     

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