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post #1 of 8 Old 01-07-2011, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Jumping Critique Please

So these videos were filmed in the summer. I had done some pole work and things, but not very much. I had been riding three times a week at this point, and this horse knew how to jump, so it was just a good combimation I guess. (: I have only been riding for two years!

This is rosie, a quarter horse who has one eye. (a big graphic story) But she is doing quite fine! She has trust in everyone who rides her, and she shows 4h shows. She can jump up to three feet, but the highest I got here was two feet.

Pick anything apart. I had done poles for about a year at my old barn, so I knew what a basic position was. I tried to start jumping last fall, but I had lost confidence because I didn't have a tight enough leg, but this was much better! haha


thank you to all who critique!
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-07-2011, 11:26 PM
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What stood out to me is that you are very consistent with your position. What I didn't like was that your hand floats way above the horses neck. At this level in your riding, you want to have your hands resting on the crest of the neck 3/4 the way up. I think that will help bring your upper body down a bit as well. Right now you are ready to transition from the standing in two point stage to a natural jumping position. You have a really good start.
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I agree with MudPaint about youre hands, and I also see that after the jump you lean forward quite a lot, after a jump focus on sitting straight. I must say, I LOVE your heel, and although your leg slipped back a tiny bit a few times, overall it was very nice. Keep up the good work :)

Btw, We have a TB gelding with only one eye, he retired last year, but before that he was jumping up to a metre 20, so it is possible :)

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post #4 of 8 Old 01-08-2011, 10:31 AM
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I think both of them ^^ said it all. Please, NEVER forget about keeping your position like that. It's so much easier remembering it forever than forgetting about it after 8 years of jumping and having to relearn it... Anyyyyway, you look like a very nice rider with a lot of potential. Other than what's said above me I can't pick out any negatives. Keep up the good work! :)

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hi awesome jumping ( not a jumping expert of anything) but i was wondering what happened to her eye and how got trained to jump? See one of my horses ran through a barb wire fence and is partly blind in one eye now and i was gonna do jumping with him but i've been told he can never jump cause of his eye. So im really interested how this mare was trained to jump like that with only one eye!

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hi awesome jumping ( not a jumping expert of anything) but i was wondering what happened to her eye and how got trained to jump? See one of my horses ran through a barb wire fence and is partly blind in one eye now and i was gonna do jumping with him but i've been told he can never jump cause of his eye. So im really interested how this mare was trained to jump like that with only one eye!
I never taught her, and I just moved to this barn a year ago. But a kid shot her in the eye with a bb gun. I do know how they taught her to barrel race, and it may help in some way. Shes blind in her right eye, so as you are going up to the first barrel, you would yell "here" so she knew when to turn. Its pretty remarkable, ive barrel raced on her a few times, and its just amazing. Sorry I dont know about the jumping though.
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You need to put more weight in your heels. Then your leg would be nice and snug. Also I love that you stay in 2-point after the jump. Good that you do that so you dont slam on the horses back.


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post #8 of 8 Old 01-09-2011, 01:32 AM
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I never taught her, and I just moved to this barn a year ago. But a kid shot her in the eye with a bb gun. I do know how they taught her to barrel race, and it may help in some way. Shes blind in her right eye, so as you are going up to the first barrel, you would yell "here" so she knew when to turn. Its pretty remarkable, ive barrel raced on her a few times, and its just amazing. Sorry I dont know about the jumping though.
oh ok awesome its his left eye that hes partly blind in idk really know how much that matters but i think its so cool she can jump and barrel race thats really amazing!

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