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post #11 of 12 Old 06-23-2013, 11:08 PM
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Please work with a coach. You're sitting on the horse's back, not staying with him, pinching with your knees and drawing your heels up.

Jumping is serious and dangerous.

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post #12 of 12 Old 06-23-2013, 11:22 PM
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This is where i think some rythm beads (spelling?) would come in handy- to teach you to post and be in tune more with your horse.

Hes actually a really nice jumper! hes got nice form and good scope for such a small jump- almost looks like hes jumping too early but not his fault- thats what you need to tell him- when!

Posting isnt that bad- to this day i count 1-2 1-2 because thats what my instructor taught me to do- i always sit the lope.

For the two point position you can practice by rising (two point) all the way up to the jump if you want (not all the way up out of your seat)-- i always drive my horse forward and rise as i feel the horse pull the front legs off the ground and sit after the backs have landed using my legs as shock absorbers-- you dont want to hollow the back or lean too far forward- the most comon flaw i see in jumpers is them poking their backside out and leaning too far forward-- it should be kind of natrual feeling not uncomfortable or like youre really trying to over do it.

I do agree with everyone- you need an instructor to help you and dont try anything youre not comfortable doing.

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