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    12-07-2011, 02:55 AM
  #1
Weanling
Critique Over Fences and On the Flat Please!

This is me and my Warmblood Keystone Express at our first show this summer. I only started him over fences a few months ago. I'll accept any advice or tips. Thanks! And sorry for the overload of photos!

And yes, I realize that we took off waaayyy too soon in the third picture!
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    12-07-2011, 03:00 AM
  #2
Yearling
Gorgeous horse. Work on your leg some and you would loook great =)
     
    12-07-2011, 03:02 AM
  #3
Weanling
Thanks! He's my baby! These pictures are actually quite old. But I havent ridden in a while, so I figured id get some critique for when I go back. First jumping lesson in 2 months tomorrow!
     
    12-07-2011, 03:07 AM
  #4
Yearling
[QUOTE=Hailey1203;1257245]Thanks! He's my baby! These pictures are actually quite old. But I havent ridden in a while, so I figured id get some critique for when I go back. First jumping lesson in 2 months tomorrow![/QUOT
Good luck tomorrow! I know what you mean I wont be able to ride for 6 months and I'm freaking out that I will forget how to ride!!!! I'm sure you two will do fine =P
     
    12-07-2011, 06:37 AM
  #5
Green Broke
Look at that canter o_O it's gorgeous

I think you might need to lift your hands up a little, all the photos you seem to be resting on his neck and your legs in jumping.

Good luck for tomorrow though
     
    12-07-2011, 06:40 AM
  #6
Super Moderator
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Originally Posted by RedTree    
look at that canter o_O it's gorgeous

I think you might need to lift your hands up a little, all the photos you seem to be resting on his neck and your legs in jumping.

Good luck for tomorrow though
Agree, carry your hands Good luck.
     
    12-07-2011, 10:30 AM
  #7
Banned
There is nothing wrong with resting your hands on either side of the crest of the neck at this stage in your jumping career. A crest release is perfectly acceptable.

The biggest problem I see is your are standing in your stirrups and thrusting (your upper body and hips) forward over the jumps instead of bending at the hips. Your hips should be back over your saddle, not in front of the pommel.
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    12-07-2011, 10:37 AM
  #8
Weanling
Flat: You leg looks ever so slightly forward (there should be a line from your shoulder to your leg), and your heels could go down a little more. Overall your flat is almost perfect except a few little things you can work on. Wish I looked that good on flat. LOL. I'm always leaning forward.

Jumping: RELEASE! RELEASE! RELEASE! Move your hands up towards the middle of his neck, and grab some mane if you need to so you don't fall backwards too early on landing. Your leg falls back a lot, work on strengthening them and you should be all good. Other then that I don't see a whole lot wrong, your looking ahead, and you appear to be out of the saddle the right amount. Good luck.
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    12-07-2011, 06:31 PM
  #9
Weanling
Hehe he does have a beautiful canter! I love it. I'll definitely work on strengthening my legs are closing my hip angle. As for my hands, im worried about releasing too much, he rushing fences and I have to be able to keep him in check
     
    12-08-2011, 10:10 AM
  #10
Banned
Do not turn rushing fences into an excuse to give no release though. Until you are advanced enough to do an auto release it is better to release too much than not enough.

Work on him waiting and not rushing using ground poles and other means.
     

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