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        12-08-2009, 01:11 PM
    Smile Gymnastics

    So the other day I finally found someone who could video tape me - I got on my horse to bop around and got this. You can critique if you like :] (i know I got a little chair seaty but that's about it)
    My horse is a 16 yr old OTTB and he's improved big time since I got him - still working on his head set. Its there on the flat but disappears when we start jumping hehe

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        12-08-2009, 01:11 PM
    How do you get the videos to appear? Lol
        12-08-2009, 01:22 PM
    Here you are...

    All you have to do it just copy and paste the URL.
        12-08-2009, 01:25 PM
    I thought that horse was going to go thru the last jump. He saved your butt lol.
        12-08-2009, 01:30 PM
    Originally Posted by sillybunny11486    
    I thought that horse was going to go thru the last jump. He saved your butt lol.
    How come?

    And thanks for posting it for me. Im forum-challenged haha :]
        12-08-2009, 01:47 PM
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    I think your instructor set the one stride too short. The horse took an average stride and barely had room to take off. Do you know how many feet it was set at?
        12-08-2009, 01:51 PM
    Im not sure how many feet it was - he has a huge size so its hard for me to set them [i don't have a trainer]. In that video he shoved it in, but others he did it comfortably; it may have been too short, but I do gymnastics a lot to get him to figure out how he needs to set himself up and it has helped him gain a lot of confidence.
        12-08-2009, 02:22 PM
    He could have dumped you and not jumped the last one because the stride was too short. You can count how many feet a jump is apart by just walking it. I use my foot length to measure.
        12-08-2009, 02:34 PM
    Ya I normally take like the biggest step I can like 4 times or something like that lol but he's pretty honest - when he's going to go he goes, if he's going to chicken out he lets me know. I have had him for 4 years and he hasnt thrown me (knock on wood) haha :]
    I don't know why on that video he pretty much like chipped cause I remember he kinda just went for it but the others he was okay.

    (sorry for the goofing off before & after lol we were all being goofy at the barn that day)
        12-08-2009, 02:58 PM
    That was great, but less rein contact when you stop and more seat.

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