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    01-22-2011, 10:13 PM
Jumping critique! PLEASE BE HARSH!!

Please critique my positon! *not the horse*
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    01-22-2011, 10:26 PM
I like the last shot the best. YOU seem more tucked down in your saddle and less in front of your jump,
    01-23-2011, 12:34 AM
You look really forward and uncomfortable. In a lot of the photos you are either looking down or have your eyes closed, I can't tell which. Your leg has slipped back a great deal and you look altogether very unbalanced.
    01-23-2011, 12:39 AM
It looks like you are a lovely young rider well on her way to becoming a fantastic young rider. I love that your eyes are up over the fences.
Just a couple of things:
- talk to your trainer about waiting for your horse, as it appears that you are jumping ahead of the horse, and getting too far ahead in your tack.
- Your lower leg is your base of support - ask for some help and exercises in strengthening your lower leg and keeping your toes pointed forwards.
Your shoulders look nice and level, and I love that you're releasing over the jump.
For what it's worth.. I don't think you look extremely unbalanced. You need a bit of work, but you're well on your way :)
Keep it up!
    01-23-2011, 12:42 AM
Originally Posted by blackandyellow    
You look really forward and uncomfortable. In a lot of the photos you are either looking down or have your eyes closed, I can't tell which. Your leg has slipped back a great deal and you look altogether very unbalanced.
I didn't see her looking down in a single picture... or with her eyes closed. I don't think you look "very" unbalanced either. I do agree you need to bring your leg forward though, and you seem to be a bit ahead of the jump. Otherwise you look good, I think!
    01-23-2011, 01:16 AM
Thanks everyone, :)
I will take everyone of your advice into concideration,
And thank for the compliments from snookeys, and just dressage it, :)
Going into my first show in february (trillium) but their only little crossrails, :) so I am greatly appreciating every ones complimentss, :)
    01-23-2011, 01:20 AM
Anyone else? Would love advice, :)
    01-23-2011, 10:15 AM
I think you look really nice. Your eyes are up, you have a nice realease, and I like how your toes are angled. You are jumping ahead a little, but the main thing I see is your lower leg isn't on the horse. Your calf is off the and you are leaning on your knee. No stirrup work would help with that.
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    01-23-2011, 10:24 AM
On most pictures you are ahead of your ponies jump - it you keep your lowerlegs wrapped around your pony this shuld stop your leg sliding back and shuold bring you further back. If your pony is very confident and you are confident with him you could try looking away a few strides before the jump so that your not jumping before he does and his motion will tell you when :) good luck hope this helps :)
    01-23-2011, 01:25 PM
I agree with most people above - you seem to be getting a little too forward so just wait a bit and let the horse go so he has full range to jump, and just follow him over naturally. As for your legs, try to keep the heels down and keep the leg on your horse. You keep yourself supported that way. Lastly, try to get yourself out of the saddle a LITTLE more, not too much, and if you do then it will help with your position. :)

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