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
        07-17-2011, 02:26 PM
      #1
    Green Broke
    Jumping critique, please?

    Be harsh, horse and rider. I'm showing a lot more. Actually, this is my first time showing in real shows. His first time too. We were showing in "special hunter" (maiden) - going over 2' fences. I don't want to break into his green career, sine I'm trying to get him sold. Alas, I only have one picture. My trainer says I have a pretty good position.. If so, how can I better it? I try to give a good release, but I really have to have a tight rein steering to a jump. He's just a 'baby', so extremely wiggly. He does jump 10 times better when I jump with NO hands... I can't do that at shows.. Anyways, I'll stop rambling.
    Pull us apart, thanks!
    Attached Images
    File Type: jpg PHILLIP.jpg (31.6 KB, 163 views)
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        07-17-2011, 02:53 PM
      #2
    Started
    Can't really critique much with this type of angle.

    Although judging by the space between your legs and the seat of the saddle--and the fact that I can kind of see the cantle--I'd say you're over jumping quite a bit. Because you don't see much heel depth, I believe your lower leg has probably slipped back as well.

    I do like that you are looking up where you want to go!

    Again, not the best angle to critique your position. :) Try and find a profile view.
         
        07-22-2011, 12:48 AM
      #3
    Trained
    I agree with the above post. You need to sit back and not jump ahead of your horse. Sink your heels down and see how you go. Shorten your reins a little as well.
         
        07-22-2011, 12:55 AM
      #4
    Foal
    It does look like your lower leg has slipped back. I like his jump and his expression. I'm not sure--you said he jumps better with no hands, so maybe this wouldn't practically help, but I would try to have a little more connection with his mouth.
         
        07-22-2011, 10:34 PM
      #5
    Green Broke
    He's really really sensitive with his mouth. I haven't ridden him because of this tremendous heat - but I have a show next Tuesday. I will try my hardest to get a video of us. He won reserve champion last Tuesday. (: I was yanking on his mouth the whole time.. Thought he was galloping. Everyone else said he looked amazing.
         
        07-22-2011, 11:50 PM
      #6
    Foal
    I'd like to see a video, I think it might help...
         

    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 01:56 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:58 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0