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    09-12-2009, 04:55 AM
you shouldnt be jugmental
LOL @ posters 3 and 4.... seriously guys....

Oh I apologise. I'll try not to ask questions in the future. How rude of me.
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    09-12-2009, 07:35 AM
I agree that it's unusual to learn to jump before canter.
    09-12-2009, 07:36 AM
I honestly don't think you should be jumping before you can do all gaits balanced and controlled. I know you're not jumping like 3' of anything like that.. But it can really wreck your position if you're not balanced.

Just throwing it out there.
    09-12-2009, 09:36 AM
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Wildspot, I think the reason your comments were received the way they were was because of the tone they portrayed: "You started jumping BEFORE you started cantering? ". I read that as "Are you a moron?" It may not be what you meant but you are forgetting, people pay their trainers for the expertise they have to offer. That means they are trusting that their trainer knows what they are doing. Had you added something to your comment like: "In my experience, I've never heard of that before because I feel that it is very important to "master" the basics before moving on to more intermediate type actions... .and explain why, then your post would have been considered helpful instead of... hurtful.

You have too much knowledge to post a comment like that and not give advice! Tsk-tsk... Ok, done with the "mommy lecture". I need some caffeine...
    09-12-2009, 03:38 PM
All I did was post my opinion, which wasn't rude. And heck yes lots of things I was taught about riding when I was little was pretty off. Maybe it could have been phrased better but I still think that jumping, even those tiny jumps, should not be done until all three gaits are mastered. What could happen if someone who has never cantered went over a jump and the pony landed in the canter? Some kids would freak out. I've seen it happen. Not saying that would happen with the OP. Just my experience... You can choose to ignore posts that you don't like, but when you ask for a critique, whether a person should be jumping or not can come into question. It does on a lot of other threads. Why not this one?
    09-12-2009, 05:53 PM
Wildspot/Gillian - Farmpony pretty much summed up why I said that - Sorry I should have phrased it a bit better....

The thing is neither of you gave her a criteque at all but just negatively commented on the fact she is jumping (Which she is probably extremely proud of and now feeling a bit crushed)

See I don't have a problem with her jumping at that height with her pony... with her trainer....under supervision,..... as part of her lesson.... as her instructor would have judge she was up to it (thats what they are paid for)... and at that height it is hardly a jump more of pole work... The other thing she said she has been jumping for the last 6 months but I am guessing - it would have more been real trot polework and now that she's cantering its gone up a fraction.... gotta put the whole thing into context

Over here we have lead rein/Kindy rings classes at ribbon days where the children are lead/or not lead depening onthe ring - around a similar height set of jumps.... so perhaps that's why Im not like so OMG... :) Just brought up differntly I guess.... (You guys would shudder if you knew what I got up to 20 years ago when I was learning 2 jump - haha I do ;))

ANyhows she's cantering now - so I suppose its all a mute point....

Sorry for going off topic OP but I wanted to clarify with the other two why I said that so it wasnt taken the wrong way
    09-13-2009, 10:44 AM
I understand what you mean jody.
Just didn't enjoy being jumped on about stating my opinion.

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    09-13-2009, 03:18 PM
Thank you so much for all the critiques so far. Im happy with all the answers. For the person who asked for more pictures, im adding more now. Can everyone please critique them too?
Thank you jody and farmpony, that's exactly why I was angry with it. I feel the same way and just resently (right before I started cantering) I started verticals when before I was just doing little crossrails. Now that i've cantered, I jump higher. Here are some more pictures


First picture: me jumping crossrail
Second picture: me jumping
Third: me approching combination
Fourth: cantering (my face looks deformed)
Fifth: me and nim walking

If you don't mind, im going to put a few more up of me riding a different horse so you can get a feel of how I ride on a harder horse (well this one is a pony) if you would like that please tell me
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    09-13-2009, 07:45 PM
The thing is neither of you gave her a criteque at all but just negatively commented on the fact she is jumping (Which she is probably extremely proud of and now feeling a bit crushed)
I tend not to critique much, as I personally don't feel I have the knowledge to accurately critique someone just from pictures. If I am going to comment on someone riding, I prefer to see them in person, and know a bit about them and the horse.

I wasn't trying to be rude, I was just incredulous, as i've never heard of anyone jumping before establishing a canter while under the direction of a trainer/instructor. The only people who I know that have done this have either ended up hurt, or become the type of rider who tries things before they or the horse are ready.

I'm sorry if I offended, but I really think that it is just asking for trouble. If you can't maintain a solid and secure seat in a canter, what hope do you have if the horse decides to stop, or catches a leg on a pole and stumbles, or any number of other things that may go wrong when jumping?

Just my opinion, that's all.
    09-13-2009, 07:47 PM
^ Sorry, forgot to add. I wasn't commenting negatively on the fact she is jumping. I do actually think she has a nice seat, and looks quite secure. As I said above, I was simply a little shocked that she learnt things in that order, which in my opinion is extremely unsafe.

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