Cross country crit - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding Critique

Cross country crit

This is a discussion on Cross country crit within the Horse Riding Critique forums, part of the Riding Horses category

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        01-13-2010, 02:44 PM
    Where abouts in NZ is that? LOVE the massive tripple bar you have as first pic!!!

    Overall the pictures look great - the horse is a very talented and scopey jumper, you're position looks very secure and you certainly aren't hindering the horses jump in any way at all. I agree that more of an automatic release could be used, so your hands will go more towards the horses mouth rather than up the neck, therefore keeping the straight line from elbow to bit.

    The only thing I can notice is landing from that big hedge, just watch you don't get left behind and end up sitting on the horses back. I know it's hard to stay off their backs when they have a jump like this - my guy is the same, he really throws his back end away on landing like your horse is and you feel like you're going to get thrown forwards unless you really sit back. Sometimes it can unblance the horse and make their back end drop down too soon on landing - can cause a back rail of an oxer to go in show jumping. Bit hard to tell from that angle whether or not your seat is actually touching the saddle, you just look a little behind the movement - but you certainly aren't getting the horses way whichh is the main point.

    What height do you compete him? He would easily do at least novice or 2* course going by those photos!
    Sponsored Links
        01-13-2010, 03:08 PM
    Green Broke
    He's defo getting over those XC jumps which is the whole idea!
    Show jumping looks good too, its great that you are incoorperating 'crest release' but it is a little OTT. The 1st picture shows you jumping a smaller jump than in the 2nd and 3rd and your jumping position is the same. You should try jumping more naturally so that you jump in the same way your horse does and try not to throw yourself at it as it tends to but the horse off balance.
    Not the best wording I know but I hope you know what I mean. Love your pony, is he really just a pony, he is certainly jumping like a horse
        01-13-2010, 04:27 PM
    Super Moderator
    I think by automatic release they are referring to one like I am using on my avatar. When your hand is above the bulge of your horse's neck, it can interfere with the rider being able to move with the horse's mouth. It can cause a slight jarring on the mouth.
    A longer release doesn't mean your hands are further up the neck.
        01-13-2010, 05:43 PM
    All I have to say is, shorts? OMG.
        01-13-2010, 07:06 PM
    Hahah yea shorts! Haha always do it!
    Speedy, the sj pics are way older than the XC ones I have posted....
    Kiwi that's at waeranga (Sp) In Te Kawhata which is on the auckland side of Waikato.
    He is ottb so hadn't done anything when I got him and he has been heaps of work so we havent competed much yet. Have done a few ode's at training, his lattest (4th?) we got 2nd overall. I have done a little SJ over winter aswell but just ponyclub stuff upto 1.05m but have schooled tracks up to 1.15m and have jumped him 1.40m. I am senior rider at SJ Champs this weekend too so that will be good for us and that gets to about 1.20m I have heard.
        01-13-2010, 09:09 PM
    Where is your safety vest?
        01-14-2010, 12:09 AM
    Well he looks like he is going to have a very competitive career with you in the future with a bit more milage . Very nice horse, and good luck at SJ Champs, where's it being held? From memory we got to about 1.15-1.20m in the jump-off in the Sth Island SJ Champs, that was about 3-4yrs ago.
        01-14-2010, 09:33 AM
        01-14-2010, 05:53 PM
    Originally Posted by MIEventer    
    Where is your safety vest?
    Safety vest?????
    Haha not a fan, only wear one when I have to.
        03-02-2010, 09:59 PM
    Bumpity =D

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:


    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Your Cross Country Colors! StormyBlues Eventing 89 11-30-2009 11:22 PM
    Cross country!!! Hoofprints in the Sand Jumping 42 06-11-2009 12:41 PM
    cross country! morganshow11 Jumping 44 03-01-2009 08:26 AM
    Cross Country Jumping gotxhorses Jumping 16 07-10-2008 06:02 PM
    Critique my cross country!! futolympeventer327 Horse Riding Critique 12 09-18-2007 09:42 PM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:39 AM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0