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post #1 of 3 Old 11-22-2010, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 3 Old 11-22-2010, 04:43 PM
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Lilcowgirl , I would suggest that you adjust your seat... Keep your weight and body pressed down into your seat and hips more. Also, give with your hands a little more... Move your hands forward in a little bit more of a release. I think your stirrups are good and you could go a hole shorter, but your legs look good as they are. Keep your toes tucked a little bit more, as now it looks like your'e "gripping" with your calf. Also, I suggest as that jump is not too big, don't come out of the saddle so much, just hover less than an inch over the saddle and barely lean forward. DOn't "try" too much, just kind of let your horse meet you half way! :): Hope this helps!
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post #3 of 3 Old 11-22-2010, 06:24 PM
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right now you have a rounded back, get your bum out behind you a bit more and stretch through your body. I find it hard to jump small jumps, I feel like I should move, but really I don't have to. It's oh so tempting to over react lol. So for this, like Ak1 said, you don't need to be so far forward and out of the saddle. A more following release will make your horse happier, he/she is stretchin but is being blocked by your hand.

I personally wouldn't shorten your stirrups anymore, they already look short to me.
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