Jumping Critique Please !

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding Critique

Jumping Critique Please !

This is a discussion on Jumping Critique Please ! within the Horse Riding Critique forums, part of the Riding Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-05-2011, 08:29 PM
Jumping Critique Please !

Hey all! So I had a show recently and here are a few pictures I'd appreciate some critique on. Go crazy . Thanks in advanced.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg twin.jpg (19.9 KB, 137 views)
File Type: jpg twin2.jpg (20.1 KB, 142 views)
File Type: jpg twin3.jpg (20.1 KB, 133 views)
Sponsored Links
    05-05-2011, 09:57 PM
I don't have anything to critique on but I LOVE your cross country colours!
    05-05-2011, 10:13 PM
You look great! Maybe your leg has swung back a bit? You look very solid though!
    05-05-2011, 10:16 PM
*nods* I agree with the above post. Looks like you need to plant your heels down some more so your leg doesn't swing back.
    05-05-2011, 10:19 PM
Your leg is too far behind the girth. It's a little hard to tell, but it also looks like in one or two of the pictures that your heels are up. It's only a few pictures so I can't say anything about possible heel habits but perhaps it might be something to keep in mind?

In the third picture it appears that you're hunched over- remember to keep your back nicely arched! In the first two pictures you had a pretty good arch. I'd prefer to see your torso just a smidge farther away from your horse's neck but that may just be my preference. You look very good, keep up the nice work!
    05-05-2011, 10:39 PM
Like what everyone else has said ... leg needs to be more foward. While schooling, imagine your feet are on a dash board lol
    05-07-2011, 10:30 AM
You look like you have quite a strong upper body, but it is clear in all three pictures that you are pinching with your knee. This has caused your lower leg to slide back and your heel to come up. As others have said, remember to drop your weight into your heels and use your calves as your base of support. Sometimes when schooling, it helps to remember to turn your knee off the saddle so that your calf is holding in place on your horse's side. Don't do this excessively as you do not want to have your toes sticking out, but it will hopefully help fix the knee problem!

In the last photo, I would like to see you open your chest up so that your back doesn't round, but judging from your other photo's, I think it was just a fluke.

I do like your long release, your FAB. Upper body and how you manage to keep yourself balanced over the seat without a good base of support! Overall, not too shabby :) Keep up the great work.
And gorgeous horse !

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Please do a jumping critique of Eddie jumping 3'9". fortheloveofhorse Horse Riding Critique 18 09-18-2009 02:56 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:23 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0