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post #1 of 9 Old 03-14-2011, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Hunter over fences critique

So I took the mare I ride to her third show on Saturday. I thought she did really well..I am so proud of her. We got reserve champion again, which I'm happy about. Wish it could have been a champion though.

Since I always think there is room for improvement, please critique our 3 rounds.

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I only saw the first video because I am on my phone an it's slow -__- I'll watch the others when I am on a computer!

But for the video I saw, the mare is pretty cute. Very green though. One thing I see major is that she jumps sideways. My horse used to do the same thing when I first started training him. Really work on having a strong lower leg so you can support yourself. You need to have the strong support so that you can sit up straight and control your horse and ride to your best ability. Having this support will also help with some of the problems that might have hurt you in the show. For example, getting the changes, spots, strides, and will also improve your equitation. Around your corners, it looks to me like your doing the "motor cycle" turns, leaning to the side. With a strong leg, that will be eliminated(:

Also, COUNT YOUR STRIDES! I still count outloud with my horses step, and with counting your strides will make you consistent with your spots. Over a fence or two she was put in a bad spot an had to skip over the fence. Look up, count one, two, one, two, one JUMP. go into your jumping position when she takes off so you don't get bumped up if he does take in that extra step to the fence.

You and her both look green but you have a bright future! Keep working towards being a champion and you'll achieve success(:


And bear with my bad spelling errors.. And sorry If some of it doesn't make sense. I was getting Taco Bell and typing at the same time(:
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you guys are so cute :) i just started jumping so i cant really help ya the only thing i seen is she jumps side ways and somtimes you guys arent in the middle of the jump but on the sides, and just form what justjump said what also help is before taking a jump you can sign in your head the song roll roll your boat ... it helps

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I only saw the first video because I am on my phone an it's slow -__- I'll watch the others when I am on a computer!

But for the video I saw, the mare is pretty cute. Very green though. One thing I see major is that she jumps sideways. My horse used to do the same thing when I first started training him. Really work on having a strong lower leg so you can support yourself. You need to have the strong support so that you can sit up straight and control your horse and ride to your best ability. Having this support will also help with some of the problems that might have hurt you in the show. For example, getting the changes, spots, strides, and will also improve your equitation. Around your corners, it looks to me like your doing the "motor cycle" turns, leaning to the side. With a strong leg, that will be eliminated(:

Also, COUNT YOUR STRIDES! I still count outloud with my horses step, and with counting your strides will make you consistent with your spots. Over a fence or two she was put in a bad spot an had to skip over the fence. Look up, count one, two, one, two, one JUMP. go into your jumping position when she takes off so you don't get bumped up if he does take in that extra step to the fence.

You and her both look green but you have a bright future! Keep working towards being a champion and you'll achieve success(:


And bear with my bad spelling errors.. And sorry If some of it doesn't make sense. I was getting Taco Bell and typing at the same time(:
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Thanks! I agree with everything.

I actually only have one more show of the series with her, then she's getting bred. Even though it's just a schooling series I want to win at least one blue. I have less than a month to practice.

PS... I saw no spelling errors and you have great grammar. I can't even put in paragraphs when I use my cell phone. :)
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Thanks! I agree with everything.

I actually only have one more show of the series with her, then she's getting bred. Even though it's just a schooling series I want to win at least one blue. I have less than a month to practice.

PS... I saw no spelling errors and you have great grammar. I can't even put in paragraphs when I use my cell phone. :)
Haha thanks(: I normally read over what I wrote so I could check for errors, but since I had to eat I kind of rushed.

Really work on those legs and getting a good bond with her and I'm sure those blue ribbons will come soon!
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you guys are so cute :) i just started jumping so i cant really help ya the only thing i seen is she jumps side ways and somtimes you guys arent in the middle of the jump but on the sides, and just form what justjump said what also help is before taking a jump you can sign in your head the song roll roll your boat ... it helps
I used to sing the song "gives you hell" by the all American rejects! It got me all my spots! I also know a little girl who talks to her horse throughout the course.. She will say "okay, were going to get out strides. Good! Now we will complete the lead change in time and get the spot.. Good! Now let's keep our speed" and it works every time! It is the cutest thing!
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I think singing or talking, anything that occupies your mind, helps. When you think too much, at least for me, it's not a good thing.
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