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        02-04-2014, 01:21 PM
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    Foal
    Jumping critique please

    So I have a 20yr old appy mare, she can't be ridden anymore due to arthritis, but right before she got it we were jumping. She was originally a western horse (see the bit she has) but I thought we would change it up and try jumping.
    I have done jumping before so I know the position, just been awhile since I have done it. Critique?





    sorry for the blurriness...its from a phone.

    thanks

    kaleighlg
         
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        02-06-2014, 03:01 PM
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    Foal
    The first photo is quite awkward but that may just be the moment when it was taken. She appears to just be taking a large canter stride over this little jump which means you really barely need to get into jumping position at all. You are definitely jumping ahead here and should try to wait a little longer, allowing the horse to somewhat "pull" you into your two point instead of attempting to jump the fence for her.

    The second photo is quite nice actually, your little horse has a nice straight forearm although she is loose below the knee. You look much more balanced here compared to the first photo but I would like to see you drop your heels and anchor your weight more, right now you appear to be sort of floating atop the horse.
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        02-06-2014, 03:29 PM
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    Trained
    ANY horse--EVEN GAITED!!--can be ridden in 2 point, so if you want to get better, practice riding in 2-point and teach your body to balance over your legs and to use your legs as a spring.
         
        02-06-2014, 03:35 PM
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    Foal
    A jumping position is all dependent in my view on where your hands are. By keeping your hands forwards as they jump, you aren't likely to jab on their mouths as you land again. Also, make sure you keep your knees bent and don't over fold. As you get more experienced eventually you will naturally go into the jumping posistion. Don't force it, just let it come naturally to make it easier to stay with your horse as they go over the jump. Stay balanced and in the middle of them and you will get better as progress. All looks good for beginner jumping, you just need to bring your lower leg forward. Happy jumping!
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