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post #1 of 12 Old 06-01-2010, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Jumping critique?

Had some fun jumping yesterday, and wondering what everybody thinks. This is only our fourth time jumping anything other than a random pole about 6 inches off the ground. I think when all was said and done we were jumping about 2 foot.





The only thing I notice is that my elbows are sticking out, which I think is a side effect of my beginner crest release.

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post #2 of 12 Old 06-01-2010, 04:57 PM
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Aye. I'd move my hands up the horses neck a bit when he's going over so that your elbows don't stick out as much. That's what I do anyway... but I haven't had any professional jumping training since I was like... 10.

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post #3 of 12 Old 06-01-2010, 05:01 PM
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Hands higher up toward the horse's ears
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post #4 of 12 Old 06-01-2010, 10:09 PM
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I like how your eyes are up and you're looking forward, and your back is nice and straight. Your lower leg has slipped back quite a bit and your toes are pointing out. See if you can get a stronger base of support by really sinking your weight into your heels. The leg slipping back usually means you're gripping with your knee, try trotting around in 2 point a bit to really get that feeling of a strong base of support. This will help you feel more secure with your release too.
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To my un-educated eye (never had a real jumping lesson), I am confused. I see that my leg isn't up by the girth like it should be, but to me it looks like if I had my leg further forward it would make my whole top half topple back into the saddle?

I think my feet look so awful because he was getting lazy by the time we were doing these jumps and I was really having to push him forward.

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post #6 of 12 Old 06-02-2010, 01:32 PM
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Here is what you should aim to look like more. =P Even though you're only doing it for fun.





Hope Lana doesn't mind me borrowing her pics... XD

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In the first picture, your gripping with your knee which has made your leg slip back, you should try and concentrate on wrapping your leg around his barrel and really sinking down, your leg should be parallel with your hip. Your breakover isn't horrible, but in the second picture you are kinda standing up in your stirrups. You could probably shorten your stirrups by one hole which I think would help. Your not giving any sort of release, if you slid your hands up 2-3 inches up his neck that would help. Flatwork, flatwork, flatwork. Get your flatwork down right and jumps are nothing.
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You look like you are over-jumping a bit in the second picture, but that's normal when first starting out. Just go with the horse's movement a little more, relax and don't jump ahead of him. Gridwork will really help that. And work on that release for sure. Not bad at all for just starting out! You look a lot more secure than many I've seen at your level of jumping experience.

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post #9 of 12 Old 06-02-2010, 09:11 PM
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Here is what you should aim to look like more. =P Even though you're only doing it for fun.





Hope Lana doesn't mind me borrowing her pics... XD
It depends on what you're going for, these are jumpers, if you're a hunter, you won't want to let that lower leg slide back, and unless you're jumping really large, you don't need it to.

You're right, if you have your leg properly at the girth, you're going to topple backward, this is because you're pitched way too far forward and aren't balanced. You need to work on the flat to improve your strength of your base.

The jumps aren't that large so you really just need to get up out of the tack and a little out of his way, not throw yourself up his neck. To get the feeling, practice 2 point at the walk and then at the trot once you become secure. This will build your strength as well as muscle memory and keep you from over jumping!
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post #10 of 12 Old 06-02-2010, 09:32 PM
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I generally related 'jumping' to 'show jumping' rather than 'hunters', hence show jumping pics. ;]

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