jumping critique + stirrup length? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 17 Old 09-28-2009, 03:37 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Upper Penninsula, MI
Posts: 28
• Horses: 1
I agree with MIeventer. Something my trainer used to do when I was schooling was take a peice of bailing twine and tie my stirrup to the girth. That way when it slid back just an inch or two I would feel it and it helped me to realized when I had slipped. And keeping that stirrup where it belongs, about an inch forward with the outside angled more forward (its actually angled in the wrong direction in the first photo) will help as well.
kmarie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 17 Old 09-28-2009, 05:40 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 8,157
• Horses: 0
I'd love to submit this pic to George Morris and see what he says. I was always taught that rider's lower leg should always stay perpendicular to the ground whether doing flatwork, trails or jumping. His or her relative position in the air should never change. Only the upper body from the hips up should open and close as necessary to stay over the horse's center. Wish I could remember where I learned that.
MyBoyPuck is offline  
post #13 of 17 Old 09-28-2009, 05:46 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
Posts: 8,220
• Horses: 0
I studiously read GM's critiques and have his books and videos. I guarantee you he'd say it slipped back as well. Whenever he comes to my neck of the woods, for clinics - you can guarantee I am there auditing and listening to him religiously.

He stresses time and time again that the leg must remain at the girth for multiple reasons.

The toes should never fall behind the girth, nor surpass it.

He stresses over and over again that we must train our muscles to stick to the girth.

MIEventer is offline  
post #14 of 17 Old 09-28-2009, 06:02 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 8,157
• Horses: 0
If that horse disappears out from under her, she's landing on her feet. With her legs at the girth, she'd fall on her butt. It's just confusing. If her lower leg had slipped back, she'd most likely be over jumping. Instead she's beautifully just enough out of the saddle and staying with her horse's jump. If the OP doesn't mind, I'd love to show this pic to some jumping experts at the upcoming Equine Affair and see what they have to say.
MyBoyPuck is offline  
post #15 of 17 Old 09-28-2009, 06:24 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
Posts: 8,220
• Horses: 0
No, loosing your lower leg doesn't mean you'd be jumping ahead. If you were gripping with your knees, yes - that blocks the flow of our bodies weight that is supposed to naturally dispurse from our upper body into our heels.

When you grip with your knees, that causes your lower leg to fling back and your upper body to fling forward.

If you are not gripping your knees but still are not solidifying your lower leg at the girth with your inner calf *being wrapped around our horses, not just ontop* you can still loose your lower leg, but you wont be thrown off balance, because there is no knee gripping that disrupts the bodies balance.

I invite you to studdy GM's pictures. And Beezie Maddens. Look at where their legs are. Look at riders back in the 50's.

Read GM's columns. Legs must be solidifed at the girth, knee's open and inner calf wrapped around our horse. Toes must be just at the girth. Not at the center, not surpassed. Just at the girth.


Last edited by MIEventer; 09-28-2009 at 06:27 PM.
MIEventer is offline  
post #16 of 17 Old 09-28-2009, 06:31 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Finland
Posts: 1,782
• Horses: 0
I agree with MIEventer. :)
The OP looks great though IMO (apart from the slipped leg).
ridingismylife2 is offline  
post #17 of 17 Old 09-28-2009, 06:35 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Californian
Posts: 1,979
• Horses: 2
take away your sturrups ... it will create a really strong leg (i would suggest someone who knows what they are doing or your trainer give you pointers so that you are working on your position correctly) and force you not to rely on your sturrups ... when I was on the equestrian team in college we didn't get sturrups for the first 2 months or so...

:: Karley ::
Tucker WB/TB- 11 yr
Speedy QH/TB- 22 yr
kchfuller is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



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
Stirrup length......critique? Snaffle Horse Riding Critique 6 07-19-2009 10:49 PM
Stirrup length? xNigelx Horse Riding Critique 15 12-29-2008 06:48 PM
Stirrup Length mysnafflebit Western Riding 17 12-07-2008 04:36 PM
Girth length? amightytarzan5 Horse Tack and Equipment 2 04-13-2008 09:27 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome