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    04-13-2011, 07:28 PM
improvement ? :)

Hey so from my last post to this one I belive there a insane amount of improvement. Please critque :) andyes for my flat work my stirrups are still to short cause im still jumping so ya let me know what you think:)










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    04-13-2011, 07:32 PM

So let me know what you guys think :)
    04-13-2011, 08:29 PM
You look a little tense, almost like you're trying too hard! I know in America they like you to curve your back and stick your bum out, but over here our jumping position is a lot less stylised!

I would advise you to relax and go with the horse over the jump To me it looks as if you are holding your back too rigid, in the cantering picture as well. Relax your shoulders, worry less about your position and more about your balance! Also ideally would like to see a bit more bend in your knees - for jumps of that height you barely need your bum out the saddle, perhaps your stirrups could go up a hole

You have a lovely horse, and you're a nice rider Just worry less about how your position looks, it will all come naturally Are you planning on taking him show jumping? I think he'd enjoy it!
    04-13-2011, 09:57 PM
Thanks :) ya I always think for my horse lol Bad habit ! And were new eventer's so ya :) He really loves jumping :)
    04-14-2011, 04:00 PM
Does anyone else have any critique I would sure appreciate it :)
    04-14-2011, 06:58 PM
Oh it also might be worth using a running martingale for jumping
    04-14-2011, 07:48 PM
On the flat, while it does look a little forced, your position looks great. I'm aiming for the same thing right now and doubt my pics look as good. The jumping pics show improvement too, but I can't quite figure out what doesn't look quite right. Your leg has no angle to it, no bend in the knee. Since your legs are very similar to mine, I'm thinking your stirrups just need to come up a hole or two for jumping. You look like your doing your best to wait for your horse to jump. Overall great improvement I'd say! Hopefully more experienced riders will ring in.
    04-14-2011, 09:18 PM
Would like to add that arching your back/sticking your bum out is not desirable in America, either. Your back should be flat or natural according to your build.
Frankiee, your release looks much better! Your heels are down in almost all the pictures, but it looks like your leg is still slipping back a hair over fences.
You look like you are trying too hard to keep your position perfect- try to relax into it and allow yourself to move with your horse. Overall you look like you have made a lot of progress, great job with that!
    04-15-2011, 02:37 AM
WELL DONE!!! I see you have listened to us and gone and tried it out! I can see a huge improvement!!
    04-15-2011, 08:16 AM
Thank you :) Im hoping to improve again next week :) hehe
Thank again ya I was working really hard to keep a good position and I see whtat you mean it just makes me look funny :P

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