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post #1 of 16 Old 10-21-2009, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Jumping Critique wanted! Tear me to shreds ;D

Here is a recent video of me and my new horse at a show.

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post #2 of 16 Old 10-21-2009, 09:07 PM
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Great video! You guys looks GREAT!!!!!!
You look really good over the jumps! Your leg never moves I wish I coul dride like you!
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post #3 of 16 Old 10-21-2009, 09:50 PM
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I got nothing! You guys look great. The only thing I see is that your horse changes his speed a few times, but I don't think that matters in jumpers, does it? I'm starting to like jumpers. Sit deep between fences and come out of the saddle just to jump. None of that perching crap.
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post #4 of 16 Old 10-21-2009, 10:36 PM
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I'm not going to pretend I can critique well, especially when it comes to jumping, but I'll go ahead and say that I thought you looked either a little stiff or uncomfortable- or something. It might just be me, or because I don't show/watch jumping shows, or maybe it was how the video was shot, but that's just my 2 cents. What a beauty of a horse though! You're very lucky to have such a nice (boy/girl?)! You look so good over the jumps, in my opinion, which isn't too much, since I don't jump. :) lol, but there you go. Did you do good in the show?
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post #5 of 16 Old 10-21-2009, 10:41 PM
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looks pretty good. looks like your really holding the horse back at some points. your approach and half seat look good. just keep giving those big releases over bigger jumps.
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post #6 of 16 Old 10-21-2009, 10:42 PM
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You and your horse look like a very nice pair. I am very impressed. Your seat is very quiet, you are generally a very quiet rider - lovely.
Just a couple things I noticed:
- for this level, changes should be almost automatic, and pretty solid. I'd suggest working on the flat to supple and really get this horse coming through so your leads come from the hind end first. He's switching in the front first and completely forgetting about his hind end; this should be reversed. General suppleness never hurt any horse either
- You do get a little handsy right in front of certain jumps when your horse starts to lengthen is stride and starts to rush the jump. This horse is probably a very forward jumper (as indicated by a few long takeoff points) so bringing him back with your seat is imperative.
I really think you are a lovely rider and you have a lovely horse :)

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I think for the point where you are in the training of this horse you put together a lovely performance for this show. Now you need to take time to train him, and I think you're more than capable.
What I see is a horse lacking engagement but with a ton of talent. I would work him on the flat quite a lot to get his hind legs under him allowing him to collect, right now his hindlegs are trailing and he is not getting power from them. This is why he has no go button when you need a go button, no whoa button when you need a whoa button, no hair pin turns and no changes.
Work a ton on transitions in between gaits and in gaits. The best way to test his engagement is going to be to tell him softly go and have an explosion of forward, and tell him softly whoa and having him come right back to you on a dime.
There is no lack of talent in this pair and I hope you have the best trainer around!
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post #8 of 16 Old 10-22-2009, 06:02 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you guys so much. I actually got this horse from Florida and he was hurt the first 6 months I had him and this was our third or fourth show? He's young and really silly haha. I've been working with him on the leads and we flat him alot but thank you guys alot! :]
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post #9 of 16 Old 10-22-2009, 10:39 PM
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More crest realise over those jumps ;)
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post #10 of 16 Old 10-22-2009, 11:07 PM
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At this level, you should not be having to do flying changes. You should be letting your horse know which lead to land on. I don't see any cueing while you are jumping. If this is a jumper class, you need to forget the perching and let your horse know where he is going next.

You are a lovely pair.

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