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post #1 of 6 Old 04-15-2009, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Jumping Critique - Please and Thank You!

**I want to make clear that this is not me. This is my stable friend who asked me to put these up and report back to her with critiques. She doesn't have interent access.**

So yeah, pretty simple; these are some photos of her jumping her mare Destiny. She always thinks her stirrups need to be raise one or two holes, when her instructor thinks they're fine. What do you think? She realizes she has chicken elbows going on and that has been corrected since, but she feels like she's arching her back in the second picture (the more recent), but that's how her instructor is telling her to do.
Could you give just and overall critique. Thanks!
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-15-2009, 04:26 PM
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If her leg is stable, which it appears to be then I see where her coach is going. Personally I agree with your friend. In the second picture what I see is a rider with a good base, and allowing her horse to jump but with a too long stirrup causing her hips to unengage and yes, arch her back. Her legs are also a little too far forward for my liking, but this will get fixed when her stirrups are shorter.
In the first picture, I'd like to see her release a little lower, and she is overjumping a tad but otherwise I like it.
I would also like to see this horse put a lot more effort in. It has sloppy knees and is jumping with no bascule. Part of me has the feeling that the reason the girl seems to have just "good" eq is that she hasn't ridden many horses with a lot of movement and jump and just cruises around on this little guy. Her riding would improve a lot with more horse, and I think she could go a lot further in a short period of time with one.
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She's been working on figuring out the placement of her hands; which has been a stuggle. Her trainer has kind of jumped her back and forth between auto-releases and crest so she's a tad confused.
I'll pass on this info to her, she'll enjoy knowing that someone else agrees that her stirrups could be raised a hole or two.
I have to defend Destiny a bit - these photo's aren't doing her justice; she was neither pushed or challanged in these photos. The second one she really did just have to cruise around as this was a 'eq' lesson for Cari and they were trying to figure out some happy medium.
I also have to defend Cari that she really has worked to get her 'good' eq, it's not just a happen-stance because her mare jumps smoothly. She didn't, and Cari's put alot of effort into working with her and she jumps multiple different horses, Destiny just happens to be the mare that I enjoyed photographing. ;D

Here's some other pictures. ;)

Thanks for the input!
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-15-2009, 07:09 PM
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I have to say that the rider has exceptional equitation - clearly she has put allot of work, time and effort into her form.

Her legs are perfect, and exactly where they should be. Her heels are being permitted to do her job and she is around her horse instead of being ontop.

Her seat is exactly where it should be, centered over the saddle and allowing her horse to lift her out of her tack instead of the other way around.

Her Automatic Release is wonderful!

I guarantee you - if she sent the 2nd picture on your first post to George Morris, he would have nothing but positive remarks about her equitation.

She is a rider to be applauded for her hard work and time she put into her form.
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Very good! I love the second 1 of the original post!
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-19-2009, 04:04 AM
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she looks really good! i wish i had that kind of eq! :P
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