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    09-08-2007, 03:28 AM
  #1
Weanling
Jumping Position

Now, before I start, please be aware that I have NEVER jumped this high in my life! I am usually jumping about a half of that height, so for my instructor to suddenly go and put it up that high on me...*eep*

There are quite a few obvious things in this picture that shows my HORRIBLE position and I have already picked up on most of them, but now I would like to get some of your opinions on what I can fix.

I have set up some jumps at home, and with your critiques, I will hopefully some idea on what I really need to work on with my position.

Please don't be too mean

Oh, and excuse the fancy stuff, it's for an online game that I play.

     
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    09-08-2007, 04:07 AM
  #2
Foal
Haha, good to see that I'm not the only one with "toes out"

I's say, you're behind the motion and your knees should be closer to the saddle, other than that, you don't seem to bother the horse over the jump and he/she seems to enjoy it! Keep going and you'll get the hang of it!
Fun to jump a bit higher isn't it??
     
    09-08-2007, 10:01 PM
  #3
Foal
Ok here we go-

You look like you are a bit behind the movement.
Your arms look tight and fixed instead of going with the movement of the horse (but this just could be down to nervousness due to the bigger jump) and your toes are a pointed out a bit too much.

Other then these you are doing really well. Keep up the great work and post some more pics of you jumping. I would love to see them
     
    09-08-2007, 10:03 PM
  #4
Foal
Ok here we go-

You look like you are a bit behind the movement.
Your arms look tight and fixed instead of going with the movement of the horse (but this just could be down to nervousness due to the bigger jump) and your toes are pointed out a bit too much

Other then these you are doing really well. Keep up the great work and post some more pics of you jumping. I would love to see them!
     
    09-09-2007, 07:19 AM
  #5
Foal
Looks to me like you could give a little release
But you looked ok to me
     
    09-15-2007, 12:34 AM
  #6
Foal
Relax your elbows and give a lot more release over the jump. You are behind the motion and your toes are sticking out. Good job for jumping higher than you ever have!
     
    09-15-2007, 12:04 PM
  #7
Foal
It looks like you were behind going over the jump but atleast you aren't pinching with your knees. I would say to really make sure to count your distances and maybe even go into your half seat before the jump. But just three main things are count the distances,practice your release,and keep those toes in.

By the way- that game...would it happen to go by the initials H.L.?
     
    09-15-2007, 02:11 PM
  #8
Foal
Ouch that looks painful having your toes out like that lol.
It looks like you got left behind quite a lot,you also need to give with your hands a bit more.considering you did get left behind (which happens to me a lot lol) it doesnt seem to be bothering the horse at all.
     

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