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        01-18-2012, 04:27 AM
      #11
    Green Broke
    You are waaaay ahead of you horse. You need to have your butt more centered. Make sure you have a lot of bend to that knee so shorten those stirrups. You will be more balanced and not looking like you are about to topple onto her neck.



    Keep your elbows in. I see in the second picture you have them out.
    Keep your hands closed and not flat on the reins like you have in the third picture.

    And you know about releasing.

    Are you teaching yourself or taking lessons?
         
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        01-18-2012, 07:49 AM
      #12
    Started
    Ok thankyou. Uhm a bit of both!
         
        01-23-2012, 04:41 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    You need to ride with your hands a little bit more up the neck, and not "stand up" in the stirrups so much. You're pinching with you're knees, and your leg is slipping back. Jump without stirrups and through gymnastics to help improve this. Make sure you're stretching through your heels, too. Sit back and wait, when approaching the jump. Let the thrust of your horse's jump close your angles, and don't jump for him(:
         
        01-23-2012, 05:21 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    I would not jump without stirrups. This can be very dangerous.
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        01-23-2012, 06:00 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Gidget    
    I would not jump without stirrups. This can be very dangerous.
    If you have a secure seat and are a good, solid rider then it is not dangerous.
         
        01-23-2012, 06:01 PM
      #16
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    My friends mum told me to ride without stirrups when my poition was ferral, she wouldnt let me ride until I jumped it without stirrups lol
         
        01-23-2012, 10:09 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Yes,but you do not know how solid of a rider she is. I'm not saying she is a horrible rider. I do not know this but telling someone to ride without stirrups can influence them and then they end up getting hurt. Most people don't ride without stirrups and I am sure she would still be pinching at the knees...I know I would if I had no strirrups. She just needs to learn to ride without pinching and she can do this while riding on the flat first.
         
        01-24-2012, 08:12 PM
      #18
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    Before I got a saddle I rode bareback all the time and Marlea works better for me bareback. She's easier to collect up and doesnt refuse as many times. Because my position is better when I havn't got a saddle.
         
        01-27-2012, 07:20 PM
      #19
    Yearling
    Smile

    Cool! Jumping is SO much fun.
    Just put your heels down, shorter your stirrups (a lot) and put your hands up. Good luck jumping<3
         

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