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post #1 of 18 Old 05-11-2011, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Jumping Critique

You have probaly seen some of my other threads, so you now about Archie. Anyway can you please Critique these pictures and I post some more from my comp this weekend.
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post #2 of 18 Old 05-11-2011, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Here are the pictures.
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post #3 of 18 Old 05-11-2011, 11:00 PM
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His style makes me think he prefers a close spot. Does he feel like his rhythm is interrupted when he jumps or does the jump feel like it flows with his stride?

He has such nice tight end... and really over tries on every fence, even if he does appear to be saying "O.... M.... G" at every fence.

I would say if his jumps feel like they're canter... pause.. jump.... bobble (cause I don't know how else to describe the awkward moment on landing for a horse that chips).... canter. Try to keep him forward to fences with your hands and eyes up. Make sure you especially keep your eyes up on approach and over the fence, looking for your next one. In the first and second pic you're looking up to your next move and the jump is less upright. When you look down before a fence, you get a stop or chip. I know from experience it's hard not to look down especially on a horse who's head literally dissapears over fences.

However if these jumps flow right with the canter stride, I'm insanely jealous and would love to see him over larger fences. He jumps VERY round for an Arab. Love your colors and he's sooo clean!
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post #4 of 18 Old 05-12-2011, 01:45 AM
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Very Nice. His Legs Are Just A Little Bit Uneven.

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post #6 of 18 Old 05-12-2011, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you. Mudpaint his jump is really flowing most of the time unless I don't set him up prolly. HorseLife97 his legs are a bit uneven as he has only been jumping for 5 months. I will post some pics of him doing an 80cm round later
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post #7 of 18 Old 05-12-2011, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Here are the pictures. The first two are 80cm round. The last one 75cm round.
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post #8 of 18 Old 05-12-2011, 08:48 PM
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He jumps like my arabian! He looks very good for jumping 5 months, easily clearing the fences and is rounding. Well Done!! :)
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post #9 of 18 Old 05-12-2011, 08:53 PM
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I have to say that you have a really good position. You are centered in your saddle, giving a good solid release, and are staying out of his way. Really lovely! However, your leg does move just a bit, but it might be because your heels are sneaking up a few times.

It does look like your guy enjoys the deep spots better, which makes him appear "stuck". When he gets to the deeper spots, it looks like he has a better bascule then the longer spots. Right now, getting deep doesn't seem like such a bad thing, but if you were to move up a few levels, he might start to knock rails.

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It looks like your bending over too much in some of the pictures. Remember to keep a nice arch in your back! Your leg position could use a tad more consistancy and seems to go just a smudge too back at times. Other than that, I like your position!
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