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    01-16-2013, 10:31 AM
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Jumping Critique - Eq.

Here are the videos:




I'm just looking for some basic critique...anything I need to fix :) After looking at these videos I noticed I tend to hunch my shoulders a bit, especially towards the end of the first course. Anything else you notice?

Also, sorry the videos are a little outdated, these were the most recent ones I could find :)

Thanks!
     
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    01-16-2013, 11:03 AM
  #2
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The first thing I noticed is that your need a bit more impulsion and 'roundness' (not actual speed) in the canter, especially when coming out of a turn which is were your horse (as all of them do) tends to slow down and loose impulse and become a bit flat.

Contact is inconsistent, the rein being a bit slack. Your horse is so honest and genuine, however, over higher jumps he might not be as forgiving when the contact isn't there.

You have a stable lower body which is great, my comment would be just to be a bit more relaxed through your calves, as at the moment they seem to be clinging on to the horse's sides. Try to relax your ankles a little, and stretch through the hip and thigh as this will give you a more deep seat and stable lower leg position. Currently your calves seem too tense to be effective enough.

Your upper body position is rather good, I like that you are not leaning too much forward as at this height of fences there merely needs to be a slight lift of the bum while jumping. A lot of people lean too far and end up getting unbalanced , and so does the horse. It also makes it difficult, if not impossible to have any control of the horse after the jump, especially if the next fence is at a related distance, a bounce or one or two strides away.

Your wrists seem to be twisted in a little which is most probably the result of the reins being a bit long.

The upper body could be a bit more open at the chest with your shoulders a bit lower down.

Overall I'd say you two look very nice and with a few adjustments could look even better :) I especially like your horse - seems to be a perfect confidence giver and so sweet :)

Good luck to the both of you :)
     
    01-16-2013, 02:33 PM
  #3
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Originally Posted by Justina    
The first thing I noticed is that your need a bit more impulsion and 'roundness' (not actual speed) in the canter, especially when coming out of a turn which is were your horse (as all of them do) tends to slow down and loose impulse and become a bit flat.

Contact is inconsistent, the rein being a bit slack. Your horse is so honest and genuine, however, over higher jumps he might not be as forgiving when the contact isn't there.

You have a stable lower body which is great, my comment would be just to be a bit more relaxed through your calves, as at the moment they seem to be clinging on to the horse's sides. Try to relax your ankles a little, and stretch through the hip and thigh as this will give you a more deep seat and stable lower leg position. Currently your calves seem too tense to be effective enough.

Your upper body position is rather good, I like that you are not leaning too much forward as at this height of fences there merely needs to be a slight lift of the bum while jumping. A lot of people lean too far and end up getting unbalanced , and so does the horse. It also makes it difficult, if not impossible to have any control of the horse after the jump, especially if the next fence is at a related distance, a bounce or one or two strides away.

Your wrists seem to be twisted in a little which is most probably the result of the reins being a bit long.

The upper body could be a bit more open at the chest with your shoulders a bit lower down.

Overall I'd say you two look very nice and with a few adjustments could look even better :) I especially like your horse - seems to be a perfect confidence giver and so sweet :)

Good luck to the both of you :)
Thanks so much for all of the feedback :) I agree with everything you mentioned. Jackson is a very good boy - he's incredibly sweet and has a great disposition. This video was a bit old as I mentioned before, so luckily we've improved since then (especially the roundness & impulsion at the canter - as we started jumping higher, that's something that kind of came naturally, and as a result, so did the greater contact and shorter reins), but you gave me a couple more things to work on with him - thanks again!
     
    01-16-2013, 05:57 PM
  #4
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Glad to be of any help :) Would be really interesting to see how the pair of you are doing nowadays. Got any vids? :)
     
    01-16-2013, 10:07 PM
  #5
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Originally Posted by Justina    
Glad to be of any help :) Would be really interesting to see how the pair of you are doing nowadays. Got any vids? :)
I actually don't have any recent videos! Sorry :( But thank you for the interest, if I get some new videos anytime soon I'll be sure to send them to you :)
     

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