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        06-06-2010, 04:57 PM
    critique of show photos!

    Alrightie so there was a show yeaterday and I got jumping pictures from just about every angle. I know theres alot so just bear with me. These were taken from a 2'3 and beginner novice course. Please no rude comments! Thanks!!
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        06-06-2010, 09:03 PM
    Looks good to me. You're a little ahead of him on takeoff, but nothing bad. Your horse is scissor legged in a few of the pics. Does he do that a lot? That can get dangerous over larger fences.
        06-06-2010, 10:01 PM
    Yeah I think I have a problem with not waiting for the jump to come to me haha any suggestions on helping it? I think that part of his scissor legs goes to the pictures being taken a little to early and part of it goes to the fact that he dosnt have tight knees. Haha but I just started riding him (this was our first show :) )so ill work on some grids with him. Thanks!! Anyone else?!
        06-06-2010, 10:12 PM
    I think gymnastics would help both your jumping ahead and get your horse to use himself better. Set up grids, poles, caveletti, bounces, etc and let him figure out the striding (assumed everything is designed to fit his stride) so all you have to do is concentrate on keeping your body in the correct position. My favorite on is very simple. A ground pole, 9-10' to a vertical and then another 9-10' to another ground pole. My job is to stay centered and just release without throwing my upper body at him. Wish I were better at it!
        06-06-2010, 10:13 PM
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    Really cute pix. How tall are you? I agree with MyBoy, you are jumping for your horse. I can't really offer advice for fixing that, I have to close my eyes just before the jump, otherwise I'll pick the wrong spot. Looks like fun though.
        06-06-2010, 10:24 PM
    Make sure that you are staying in your 2-point over the jump... in a couple pictures your bottom is in the saddle.

    Also like other have said you are jumping ahead... if you are brave, take away your stirrups, this will force you to wait for your horse and go with his motion. You look a bit purchy too and this will help that- enabling you to ride your horse and not be a passenger Myboy had the right idea of what else to do as well.

    You look good though, man I wish I had long legs like you!
        06-06-2010, 10:42 PM
    Alright it seems that some gumnastics will help both of us alot haha so ill work on those!!
    Farmpony84- im 5'11 :) haha and I love your avitar picture of your horse stuck in between the trees!!
    Kchfuller- yeah I think that another one of my problems is I sit to early during the jump.. mabye that's connected to the fact that I get in two point to early? Haha but anyway ill definitely do some no stirrup jumping, I havnt in forever! Glad I've got some stuff to work on! Thanks everyone for the advice!!!
        06-06-2010, 10:45 PM
    Also any critique on that landing picture I always feel like I look odd in those.. like I overrelease or something?
        06-06-2010, 11:14 PM
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    It's all connected. You are jumping for your horse, almost like you feel like your take off should be a stride sooner then it is. So your early two-point is putting you in front of your horse and then you are getting left behind at the landing. The gymnastics and the no-stirrup work will really help you. You are almost there. (I have to admitt, Riley stuck between the trees was pretty comical)...
        06-07-2010, 01:36 AM
    I have no critique.
    All I have to say is DANG you have alot of leg. Haha
    I do too so don't worry:) lol

    How tall is the horse?

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