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    04-26-2012, 10:02 AM
  #1
Foal
Smile Jumping Critique! Please Look!

I have only been riding for six months now and the highest I have ever jumped is three foot... if anyone can help me by giving there opinion I would be very thankful.... all Critiques welcomed.
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    04-26-2012, 12:35 PM
  #2
Weanling
It is kind of hard to see in the pictures because of the shadows. I think your legs may be back a little too far. It is just really hard for me to see a lot of it because of the shadows. Looks like you might have a good hands. You are looking ahead instead of down which is great. You might be leaning forward too soon at the beginning of the jump in anticipation, but without a video it is hard for me to tell. I am not an expert by any stretch of the imagination.

I think if you posted a video of you jumping, it might be more helpful for those that do know a lot more than me to critique you.
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    04-26-2012, 12:56 PM
  #3
Foal
Thanks, but in the first two photos I was not wearing shoes so my feet slipped back more then they usually do when I'm jumping! :)
     
    04-26-2012, 02:30 PM
  #4
Foal
It looks like you pinch with your knee, and therefore your lower leg swings back. You also appear to be jumping ahead of the motion. Remember to sit back and wait, and barely move –*just let his impulsion lift you out of the saddle. Also, you're dropping him over the fence – keep light contact at all times; don't just let the reins fly free. Your upper body is collapsing over the jump, don't lean over when you're jumping at all, stay upright and supple. When you lean down over jumps, you throw yourself up onto your horse's shoulder and make it difficult for him to jump. Think of jumps as just another canter stride.

I think that it would be in both your and your horse's best interest to not be jumping at such a high height. Go back to 18" cross rails, and just practice riding a jump like it's a canter stride, and nothing more.

It may help you to put your hands a little farther up your horse's neck –*not to where you're leaning over and throwing him on his forehand, but just a bit up to help you not drop him over the fences.

Doing stirrupless and two-point work will help strengthen your leg, so lots of that is good!

Great job, by the way –*I wouldn't guess that you've only been riding for 6 months! :)
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    04-26-2012, 10:18 PM
  #5
Foal
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Originally Posted by MakeYourMark    
It looks like you pinch with your knee, and therefore your lower leg swings back. You also appear to be jumping ahead of the motion. Remember to sit back and wait, and barely move –*just let his impulsion lift you out of the saddle. Also, you're dropping him over the fence – keep light contact at all times; don't just let the reins fly free. Your upper body is collapsing over the jump, don't lean over when you're jumping at all, stay upright and supple. When you lean down over jumps, you throw yourself up onto your horse's shoulder and make it difficult for him to jump. Think of jumps as just another canter stride.

I think that it would be in both your and your horse's best interest to not be jumping at such a high height. Go back to 18" cross rails, and just practice riding a jump like it's a canter stride, and nothing more.

It may help you to put your hands a little farther up your horse's neck –*not to where you're leaning over and throwing him on his forehand, but just a bit up to help you not drop him over the fences.

Doing stirrupless and two-point work will help strengthen your leg, so lots of that is good!

Great job, by the way –*I wouldn't guess that you've only been riding for 6 months! :)
Thanks... I will take your advise, and yes I had no one to really teach me how to do anything.... and I have a train going to start training me soon!
     
    04-26-2012, 10:24 PM
  #6
Weanling
My trainer made me jump 18' rails for AGES before I ever advanced. I'm sure that the trainer coming out will be able to give you good advice and fine tune your gymnastics.
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