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    10-19-2011, 01:41 PM
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Talking Critique video of my horse jumping 2'11

This is the highest she's jumped so far. I don't jump her because i'm just learning to jump and as you'll see in the video she needs someone who knows how to jump. We have slowly been bumping her up week by week and it seems like the higher we go the better she jumps, little crossrails she hardly makes an effort, seems like anything below 2' she is bored by. The video isn't that great as it's taken from my phone and the sun was in a bad spot but I hope it's good enough. Summer(the woman riding her) is going to take her to a 3' jumper show next season, I can't wait I love watching other people jump Bella.
     
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    10-19-2011, 04:34 PM
  #2
Trained
Bravo! I can't jump that height yet, but if I did, I'd hope my lower leg stayed dead quiet as your did and my butt stayed perfectly centered over the saddle. You waited for your horse to handle the jumping part and just absorbed the motion. The only thing I could possibly bust you on is landing a smidge too soon, but it's hard to tell if you did since the video is small and you ride close to the tack anyway. Friendly bump for you so other ring in.
     
    10-19-2011, 04:36 PM
  #3
Trained
Oh duh, you wanted a critique of the horse. Regardless, take your jumping lessons from the person on your horse. As for Bella, she looks good. Her knees are up and appear even. She's pushing off fairly evenly with her hind legs and is careful about clearing the jump. Sorry about the head space!!
     
    10-19-2011, 04:37 PM
  #4
Yearling
I do appreciate that this rider lets her do her job. She takes off from a good distance and tucks up pretty nice. I am ready to see her jump the big stuff!
     
    10-19-2011, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
Bravo! I can't jump that height yet, but if I did, I'd hope my lower leg stayed dead quiet as your did and my butt stayed perfectly centered over the saddle. You waited for your horse to handle the jumping part and just absorbed the motion. The only thing I could possibly bust you on is landing a smidge too soon, but it's hard to tell if you did since the video is small and you ride close to the tack anyway. Friendly bump for you so other ring in.
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Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
Oh duh, you wanted a critique of the horse. Regardless, take your jumping lessons from the person on your horse. As for Bella, she looks good. Her knees are up and appear even. She's pushing off fairly evenly with her hind legs and is careful about clearing the jump. Sorry about the head space!!
lol that's ok Puck, at least I know she is as good a rider as I thought she was! I also got a video of myself jumping yesterday, but I am WAY to embarrassed to post it!

I had posted more, but I accidentally hit the x and can't remember what else I said before lol.
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Originally Posted by Oxer    
i do appreciate that this rider lets her do her job. She takes off from a good distance and tucks up pretty nice. I am ready to see her jump the big stuff!
big stuff!?! I thought that was big lol. How high do you think she could jump? I don't want to go too high too soon so we are taking it slowish increasing the height a but every week. This is a video from only a month ago of Bella jumping 2', as you can see, she has improved a lot
     
    10-20-2011, 11:53 AM
  #6
Foal
She could definitely go big. The only thing that I don't like is that she jumps a little flat. I would put ground poles on both sides so that she'll jump a little bit more round. Other than that, she looks great =]
     
    10-22-2011, 02:47 AM
  #7
Foal
I'm with everyone else. She has definitely improved from the 2' to the 2'11. Whether it's the rider (which is a big part of it) or if it's her becoming more comfortable, she isn't rushing the jump as badly. She definitely has the scope and range to go higher, and she also has very nice knees.

On a note with the rider, I liked how she stayed with Bella, holding her gently to keep her from rushing the jump, but then sat quietly and had quiet hands over the fence. It is on of my biggest pet peeves when people yank on a horses mouth over the fence. It might just be me, but I would rather see a properly executed crest release than an improper automatic release any day of the week.

I've got a suggestion to help with rushing fences. I had a horse who rushed and one thing my trainer did to help with that was to place a group pole a stride out from the jump. Then, as she approaches, she sees the ground pole and has to think about where she is placing her feet instead of just rushing the fence blindly with her head up. It worked for me for that mare.
     
    10-22-2011, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by palmettogirl915    
I'm with everyone else. She has definitely improved from the 2' to the 2'11. Whether it's the rider (which is a big part of it) or if it's her becoming more comfortable, she isn't rushing the jump as badly. She definitely has the scope and range to go higher, and she also has very nice knees.

On a note with the rider, I liked how she stayed with Bella, holding her gently to keep her from rushing the jump, but then sat quietly and had quiet hands over the fence. It is on of my biggest pet peeves when people yank on a horses mouth over the fence. It might just be me, but I would rather see a properly executed crest release than an improper automatic release any day of the week.

I've got a suggestion to help with rushing fences. I had a horse who rushed and one thing my trainer did to help with that was to place a group pole a stride out from the jump. Then, as she approaches, she sees the ground pole and has to think about where she is placing her feet instead of just rushing the fence blindly with her head up. It worked for me for that mare.
It is the same rider in both videos.

We thought about trying to put a ground poll out further, but Bella tends to jump them(once she jumped the span of 3 ground polls instead of trotting over them!) So we thought that she may just take off there instead of at the proper place. I'll see what Summer thinks of trying that on tuesday since Bella is listening much better and not rushing as much Thanks
     
    10-22-2011, 05:49 PM
  #9
Foal
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Originally Posted by Rachel1786    
It is the same rider in both videos.

We thought about trying to put a ground poll out further, but Bella tends to jump them(once she jumped the span of 3 ground polls instead of trotting over them!) So we thought that she may just take off there instead of at the proper place. I'll see what Summer thinks of trying that on tuesday since Bella is listening much better and not rushing as much Thanks
Haha yeah I've been there, done that! But it's important that you insist on her doing respecting the ground pole. It'll help teacher her to think where she's putting her feet instead of just blindly jumping everything in front of her. Before I would even start the next jumping lesson, I'd place four ground poles (or low cavalletti if you have them - I love cavalletti!) one stride apart and simply make her walk them. Then when she finally does that calmly, move up to a trot. Then once she's trotting them calmly, place the four ground poles (still one stride apart) in front of the jump you'd like her to do. That way, she sees the four group poles, already knows what to do with them (having practiced walking and trotting quietly), and then has a jump at the end.

Another exercise I use on my young gelding to help him think about where to put his feet is to place four ground poles in a circle. Picture a clock, you'd have each ground pole (or cavelletti) coming out from the center of the clock with one pointing to twelve, three, six and nine o'clock. You can use this both as a lunging activity or while riding her. Bella would have to think about the curve of the circle as well as where to place her feet over the poles/cavalletti, instead of just blasting down a straight line of poles. This is also something that you can do, not just Summer. Even if you just walk the circle, with maybe a little trotting, it'll help her slow down and think about where she is putting her feet.
     
    10-22-2011, 06:57 PM
  #10
Foal
Lovely wel done :) x
     

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