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post #1 of 17 Old 02-10-2012, 04:54 AM Thread Starter
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GCSE horse riding - jumping video.

Need to know my main strengths and weaknesses :) please read info box under video too please thanks xx

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post #2 of 17 Old 02-10-2012, 05:06 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry its quite long, if you go about half way thats when I do a small course and at 12:25 I do a double :) first time jumping 3' !! thanks xx
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post #3 of 17 Old 02-10-2012, 07:11 AM
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Lovely horse, you really need to work on getting a good balanced, correct, canter before attempting to jump though which is why your horse struggled a little with the 3ft. You weren't very well balanced with it either, and on the little 2ft fence after the double you tipped forwards.

Relax when youre cantering too, rather than banging on its back. You jumped the 2ft6 spread nice.

I thought for gcse horse riding you had to jump a course of 3ft, rather than just one fence (although it's been many years since I did mine).
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post #4 of 17 Old 02-10-2012, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
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No theres only a little bit of jumping you need to do, got loads of footage of flatwork, no stirrups etc only need about a minute of jumping. On the mark scheme you just need to show 1 3ft jump :) It was a bit difficult to get him balanced as i could only do circles before the jump because of the jumps at B and E and he locks onto jumps sometimes when circling infront of them :/

Forgot to say he isnt my horse (i only ride once or twice a week in group lessons)

I thought he jumped the 3ft quite well considering I wasnt at the best speed but next time I jump him 'll bare in mind what you've said :) thank you x
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post #5 of 17 Old 02-10-2012, 08:20 AM
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ive only watched the first bit of flat right now, my computer loads video so slow ! but i would like to see you distribute your weight evenly between your pubis and your seat bones. you are taking the back seat with all the weight on your seat bones, and your leg a little out in front of you. that horse is very cute, you look like a good pair !

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post #6 of 17 Old 02-10-2012, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you :) what would you recommend doing to get my weight even? Aw I know he's so cute! Wish he was mine or wish I could loan him but he's in the riding school atm :( trust him with my life though! Fell off another horse jumping and broke my collarbone, off for 4months and when I got back on I was jumping cross country for the first time with tom (horse in video) and jumping no reins, no stirrups etc. Can do anything on him!! xx
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I agree that you have sort of a back seat look here which puts you a little in a chair seat. Work on getting your lower leg under you by working in 2 pt. also i agree on maesseren's comment that you should get your gait going before you turn to the fence. Minor adjustments for distance can be made on the way to the jump but by the time you have turned to it you should definitely have a good balance and rhythm going. This guy looks like a really nice horse and you guys seem to get along great! Good luck with your riding :)
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post #8 of 17 Old 02-10-2012, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Would you say my speed, rhythm and canter are better here when I wasnt so camera conscious ?

Its only a tiny course I know :L but we were doing it to warm up as an exercise for accuracy on turns and getting a good canter, seeing a stride etc
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You were sitting/leaning back really far at walk, trot, and the canter.. are you sure that saddle fits the horse/you?

I envy your ability to just canter..

As for your new video, your leg is really far infront of you which could hint the saddle fit again..

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post #10 of 17 Old 02-10-2012, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, with this horse the slightest tip forward and he's on the forehand and cantering off so I do tend to lean back a little more than i would on any other horse. Regarding saddle - he's not mine, he's in the riding school so can't do anything about that :( thank you :) x
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