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post #1 of 13 Old 06-30-2011, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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Jumping Critique

So, I had a group jumping lesson with some friends yesterday (Horseluver2435) and I was hoping you would critique me. Sonny is a 14 yr old Qurab gelding. We have been having some issues with him getting super lazy towards the smaller jumps considering we school 2'6-3'0. But im working loads at the 2ft level to work on my position. Have at it!




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And I know its hard to critique from the front but:


I have another hunter hack class Saturday so I want to go in and be perfect!
Thank you!

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post #2 of 13 Old 06-30-2011, 12:38 PM
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I think your position looks good. Not much advise to offer.
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post #3 of 13 Old 06-30-2011, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Oh alright, thanks tiny!

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post #4 of 13 Old 06-30-2011, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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bumpp!

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another bumpp!

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post #6 of 13 Old 07-01-2011, 08:44 AM
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I think overall your postion is very good.

BUT; your hands are your main problem; you need to bring your thumbs on top of your hands, and have more contact with the reins so you have more controll over a jump(:

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post #7 of 13 Old 07-01-2011, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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Oh alright! That makes sense, my reins tend to slip sometimes too. Thanks SocietyJoe!

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post #8 of 13 Old 07-01-2011, 12:50 PM
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You look pretty good! The only advice I would offer is thinking about your shoulders. Just pretend there is an imaginary wall in back of you that you need to press the tips of your shoulders back onto. If you keep your shoulders back you'll be able to resists pulls, find better balance, and your arms and hands will be able to lighten up so you can get rid of those fists. Other then that, you look great, and so does your horse!

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post #9 of 13 Old 07-01-2011, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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What fabulous advice, thank you. I have always had trouble with my back and shoulders, but it's slowy getting better! Thankk youu again.

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post #10 of 13 Old 07-03-2011, 07:53 PM
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Looks good with a small tweak. If you photoshopped your body and rotated the whole thing about 5 degrees clockwise, your lower leg would come a bit forward under your center of gravity, your seat would hover just over the saddle where it should be, and your shoulders would come back a hair to where they'd be balanced over your feet. Also looks like a little knee pinching going on, so concentrate of hugging the horse with your lower leg and that might be enough to bring all your parts back into line.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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