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post #1 of 8 Old 05-09-2009, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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me jumping a while back

I was wondering why my jumping position changes for different horses..

At college, Cobby (the dark bay in the photos) was my favourite to ride, I loved him he was the best to jump and flat work, though people said he was lazy (i couldnt stop him half the time haha) and the skewbald roger, I loved him to bits too but he was quite lazy and didnt like jumping much.

But with buck, im the same with jumping position as with roger, I can't sit in the saddle, and go forward riding the jump not the horse...

Anything I can do?

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I also know my stirrups and feet are terrible lol :) trying to get better at that, an awful habit I've been allowed to get out of hand by myself and other trainers who werent that good!
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-09-2009, 08:18 PM
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Yeah the biggest thing that jumps out is your leg. It looks weak. Your really need to work on stretching down into your stirrups and not riding off your toes.
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post #3 of 8 Old 05-10-2009, 12:05 AM
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the biggest thing I notice is that your foot is way to far in the stirrup and your heels need to much lower.
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post #4 of 8 Old 05-10-2009, 06:51 AM
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yeah you need to work on keepign the balls of your feet o nthe stirrups. Otherwise I think you look good. But in the last picture I think you need to release yourself a bit more over the jump.

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what pretty horses! You look great on all of them.

The first thing that jumped out at me was the feet. To help get your feet to sink down into your stirrups I would recommend doing trot and canter in jumping position.

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post #6 of 8 Old 05-10-2009, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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@buckoff41570, yeah my legs are a bit weak that's true, any suggestions on how I would do that? Lol :)

@chuckface, yeah my feet are my main problem, I've gotten a bit better since these photos, the most recent is of the top one, buck, since I've left college were the other two were.

@ciscokidd, aw thanks :) they are all great horses! I will try that I do need those darn feet sorted out haha :)
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don't worry, my feet are my major problem too. The stirrups always sink back when I jump lol

Humans are like Slinkies. Practically useless, but still fun to push down the stairs.
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@buckoff41570, yeah my legs are a bit weak that's true, any suggestions on how I would do that? Lol :)

@chuckface, yeah my feet are my main problem, I've gotten a bit better since these photos, the most recent is of the top one, buck, since I've left college were the other two were.

@ciscokidd, aw thanks :) they are all great horses! I will try that I do need those darn feet sorted out haha :)
I would work on dropping my irons. Do posting trot, change of diagonals, and two point with out them. I'd also do it with them just to try and really stretch those muscles down. Think tall from your heel to your shoulder.
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