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        06-17-2013, 05:58 PM
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    Weanling
    Jumping critique :)

    A video from my lesson on Friday
    I'm riding the bay mare, please no crit on the other girl
    This mare needs a really good contact, the instructor kept telling me to shorten my reins even when I felt like I had dumbbells at the ends of my wrists!
    Please crit all you like, I need to improve!
    I have issues when the horse takes off early, I don't get left behind at the take off, but almost get a left behind feeling in mid air/landing? Can anyone help with what's going wrong?

         
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        06-18-2013, 11:42 AM
      #2
    Yearling
    I went slowly frame-by frame on some of the jumps at the very end. You're sitting down before the hindquarters have even started clearing the jump. You have a lovely position at the first half of the jump. Just hold it a bit longer, and I think you'll feel a big difference.

    I can't quite tell, but it looks like you MIGHT be jumping ahead just a tiny bit. Just feel for that next time. If you are, that could mess with your balance and maybe make you want to sit back down for security? Like I say, I'm not sure on that, because of the distance of the video and the standards blocking the view a little bit at take-off.

    I love seeing your solid, classic seat on the flat. You ride beautifully.
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        06-18-2013, 01:02 PM
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    Started
    Few things I see. I know the jumps are small and therefore you don't need to "fold" as much over top of the horse; however, you do need to getting your butt out of the saddle a little higher and longer. You have a tendency to sit back too early which will lead to a lot of problems, one being dropped rails. You also need to work on not letting your leg off the horse over rails/jumps as long as you are. The horse's energy level drops and leads to laziness and tripping. Plus I'm sure your instructor would prefer not to chase you with a whip

    You also need to work on sighting distances to jumps. You have a great start and over time that is something to work on. There is a delicate balance of saying whoa and go at the same time to get the right "take off" spot. It is more of a problem when there is a single jump on its own. When you have more then one jump or ground rails before, you seem to do well. Try not to rush the take off when going to a single jump. Think, wait, wait, wait, GO! Doing more ground rail work will build this up. Try counting down, out loud to jumps to your take off spot. Whether they end up being a big spot, or a short, chippy spot, it will get you thinking about judging distances.

    You have a great start; with time and practice, you'll be just fine.
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        06-20-2013, 11:14 AM
      #4
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by freia    
    I went slowly frame-by frame on some of the jumps at the very end. You're sitting down before the hindquarters have even started clearing the jump. You have a lovely position at the first half of the jump. Just hold it a bit longer, and I think you'll feel a big difference.

    I can't quite tell, but it looks like you MIGHT be jumping ahead just a tiny bit. Just feel for that next time. If you are, that could mess with your balance and maybe make you want to sit back down for security? Like I say, I'm not sure on that, because of the distance of the video and the standards blocking the view a little bit at take-off.

    I love seeing your solid, classic seat on the flat. You ride beautifully.
    I do have a terrible problem with jumping ahead! If I remember to look ahead and not at the jump, I flow with the horse much better. But most of the time I forget and I'm all "Oh looky, a jump!"
    Next jumping lesson I have I'll try hold the position longer :) I did wonder if that might be the problem, but how do I know when to sit back down? Is it when the front legs land? Or will I just learn to feel it?
    Sorry for all the questions, and thank you for the compliments!
         
        06-20-2013, 11:18 AM
      #5
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by wetrain17    
    Few things I see. I know the jumps are small and therefore you don't need to "fold" as much over top of the horse; however, you do need to getting your butt out of the saddle a little higher and longer. You have a tendency to sit back too early which will lead to a lot of problems, one being dropped rails. You also need to work on not letting your leg off the horse over rails/jumps as long as you are. The horse's energy level drops and leads to laziness and tripping. Plus I'm sure your instructor would prefer not to chase you with a whip

    You also need to work on sighting distances to jumps. You have a great start and over time that is something to work on. There is a delicate balance of saying whoa and go at the same time to get the right "take off" spot. It is more of a problem when there is a single jump on its own. When you have more then one jump or ground rails before, you seem to do well. Try not to rush the take off when going to a single jump. Think, wait, wait, wait, GO! Doing more ground rail work will build this up. Try counting down, out loud to jumps to your take off spot. Whether they end up being a big spot, or a short, chippy spot, it will get you thinking about judging distances.

    You have a great start; with time and practice, you'll be just fine.
    Thank you for your help, all duly noted and am eager to practice in my next lesson!
    I would be practicing with my loan that I planed on jumping this summer but unfortunately he has gone all stiff whilst getting over laminitis, such a bummer.
         
        06-20-2013, 11:53 AM
      #6
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by ElaineLighten    
    I do have a terrible problem with jumping ahead! If I remember to look ahead and not at the jump, I flow with the horse much better. But most of the time I forget and I'm all "Oh looky, a jump!"
    Next jumping lesson I have I'll try hold the position longer :) I did wonder if that might be the problem, but how do I know when to sit back down? Is it when the front legs land? Or will I just learn to feel it?
    Sorry for all the questions, and thank you for the compliments!
    For jumping ahead. Keep this in mind. You're not jumping. Your horse is jumping. Don't try to do the work for him. Your job is to get your butt off his back and hands out of his mouth so he can do his job. You just need to follow his movement and not mess him up.

    For when to land, you're overthinking it, and I think your early landing may have something to do with jumping ahead. Once you just get out of the way and let your horse do the jumping, you'll be more balanced through the whole jump. You will naturally join up with the saddle at the right time during landing.
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