Originally Posted by equiniphile
I know you said not to critique the rider, but in the second screenshot she lost the tablility of her lower leg, and her position fell apart, she needs to really keep a stable leg so her upper body doesn't have to reach much on her own. I also see a constant bumping of the heel behind the girth, I don't know if this is because the horse is lazy, wants to stop in front of the jumps as is sometimes normal in a green jumper, or if it's an ingrained habit for the rider to bump the horse constantly. Just stuck out to me, is all.
The horse looks cute over jumps
. He's still pretty wobbly and uncoordinated, but with time he'll be more confident in his jumping and everything else will fall together. He's really cute, I look forward to seeing more videos of him!
The horse is just coming off being trained for Western Pleasure, so she is still wanting to jog instead of actually moving out, so the rider is having to really push her to show her that it is ok to move out.
Originally Posted by LoveTheSaddlebreds
Everything I saw has already been said... except I don't like that you said you've been working with her jumping, and yet you "do not know anything about jumping" even though your work has been from the ground, the fact you don't have any knowledge about jumping worries me.
I have ridden and shown in the hunter hack at the APHA World Show, so I know some about jumping, but I have never trained a horse to jump nor did I get super in-depth in finding spots and things like that. I know that you are supposed to take off as far away from the jump as it is high, how to count strides, and I ride in 2-point all the time, but when I say that I don't know anything about jumping, I mean that I only know the basics. I just figured it would be easier to just say that I didn't know anything as opposed to discribing the bit that I do know.
This is about as much jumping as I have ever done, and it was taken 2 years ago, and I haven't been over a jump since.
Originally Posted by pepperduck
She looks like she has a lot of potential. If this is your horse I would not allow this rider to ride her over fences. If this is her second time jumping she needs an experienced rider... or at least one that knows her diagonals :). Your horse is beautiful and she will come along wonderfully with the right training. Trot poles will help with keeping consistency for her, and personally I wouldn't be jumping her over the barrels until she can ride straight in and out of a cross rail, but that's just my opinion.
Good luck with her!
Well, all the other riders that are at my barn are busy and don't have the time to work with her for me. Also, I had never seen this girl ride before this, not that that's any excuse. I showed the girl this video, and she was horrified by her own riding. She has not ridden in about a year, majorly, so we are going back and working on the horses ground work and staying straight and moving forward, and also her eq. She rode today and did not jump and did much better.
Yea, we are going back and are going to just work on flatwork and crossrails for the next few weeks. The barrels were more of, lets see how she does over them, then for actually working on them.
Originally Posted by drizzy
She's wiggly! But she goes around really nice, did she used to go western?
She's not balanced coming out of her corners which is making her approach difficult, and she doesn't take off square. Which putting ground poles a stride before the jump and grid work would help her. This would also help her with finding her spots from the video it actually looks like she's trying to look for them some times by moving her head! Hahaha. With just a little more work I think she'd be a cute little jumper.
I'd say not bad at all for only her second time jumping!
Yes, she is super wiggly. We are working on troting and cantering over LOTS of ground poles to get her straighter. That much I am good at. She never got finished western, but my dad was determined that she was going to be a western pleasure horse.
I always thought she would be better as a Hunter.
So is moving her head to find her spots a bad thing? I have looked up some stuff on grid work and I am definitely going to try that out. Thanks!