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post #1 of 11 Old 09-12-2011, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
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Me and Gre jumping

We just did our first (and last for this year) show togeather and it went really well.
Since I will be jumping a green horse from now on I would like to know what to change. I know there is a lot so rip me apart!
I know that I tend to pinch with my knee a lot and worked hard before the show to get more weigh into my heels. I also sit back early sometimes. I have also fallen back with my release since I think it used to be better.











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post #2 of 11 Old 09-12-2011, 09:54 PM
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Other than a bit too much heel in the stirrups, I've got nothing. You look great. Horse is free to jump and you're nicely balanced over him.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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The only thing I can see is your butt is a little too far from the saddle. Sink your heals down more to help keep your butt closer to the saddle, kind of how you are in the second picture. Also, wait for the jump to come to you, your horse is taking some long spots, just sit for as long as possible. Since your horse is green him taking long spots will happen. Just remember to help him out every step of the way and make his job as easy as possible.
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post #4 of 11 Old 09-14-2011, 10:53 AM
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you look great. just a few things that i saw... you fell forward a little bit because your too far out of the saddle. try to push your legs forward really far and this will make you butt get pushed back.

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post #5 of 11 Old 09-14-2011, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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I will try to work with my heels a lot and with my butt too =) Thank you.

Erika - the horse one the pictures is far from green. I was the one who asked to jump from the long spot since we would have gotten too close otherwise. But my green one do jumps far sometimes, it's rare and I have managed to go along so far. =)
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post #6 of 11 Old 09-17-2011, 07:16 AM
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I think you look good, just remember to keep the horse straight to make the line better and hence the jump better as on picture number 3 you both look more uncomfortable than the others and you don't look as straight! Well done though and good luck with the green horses, let us know how you get on!
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post #7 of 11 Old 09-17-2011, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Oh the picture nr 3 is the last jump of the first round. I thought thank god it is over and yey a clear round (and first place).
I have had some serious issues with keepign this horse straight. She tend to make the last step with a little turn but we have improved a lot though I still sometiems let her too it when I'm not keeping my leg on enough.

With my youngster it's quite bad at the moment. I gave him some rest so he is being laizy in the pasture for some time. Our last jumping training was good though since he had that power for the first time.
My biggest problem with him is that sometimes he makes this little pause before taking off and it complitely gets me unbalanced and my horse feels it. But since lately we had some problems while flat working I gave him some rest. And we're gonna check his teeth since he has tried to avoid the contact past few trainings.
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All I can see is your hand placement in some pictures seem off. This may be different since I do hunter/jumper and you show but your wrist seem turned in to far on some pictures. This I have been lecture on can cause damage to your hands if something goes wrong. the hands should be thumbs up with closed fingers resting on the neck. So pictures you have your thumbs on the neck with leaves your finger open to potential injuries. I hope this helps and makes since. We never what to have a brace on a english rider!
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post #9 of 11 Old 09-20-2011, 12:41 AM
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The only thing I can see is your butt is a little too far from the saddle. Sink your heals down more to help keep your butt closer to the saddle, kind of how you are in the second picture. Also, wait for the jump to come to you, your horse is taking some long spots, just sit for as long as possible. Since your horse is green him taking long spots will happen. Just remember to help him out every step of the way and make his job as easy as possible.

I can see some of what Erika says here, though I am not a jumper I learn from reading other people's critiques. I think you look great. Great turnout, and the horse is very attractive and seems to be enjoying himself. I could only dream of riding as well as you!
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post #10 of 11 Old 09-20-2011, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you Trista. I'll try to pay more attention on my hands next time jupmping.

And thanks a lot tinyliny =) She really does enojoy jumping and is really exited to be on the round again after 4 years. And I don't think my riding is half as good as it should be but I'll give my best to keep up with my horses.
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