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post #21 of 27 Old 06-18-2013, 10:32 PM
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I would caution you against what Hidalgo is suggesting, you may turn one bad habit into another and create a horse that runs out. Another good alternative is to trot to the fence and immediately woah afterwards, or take the jump on a circle so she has to think about where she's going afterwards, and doesn't have time to get into 'rushing' mode. Grid work can also work wonders.
Although watching your video, your canter is way too big and fast WELL before the jump, I think this is a problem that needs to be solved on the flat first. If you have a generally rushy canter, you're not going to be able to slow her down approaching a jump. I suggest working on control on the flat FIRST.
I often do what Hidalgo does with rushers. They WANT that jump. It is only when they approach it nicely that they are allowed to jump as a reward. If they are dirty duckers, of course, I would know not to use this technique. Rushers are less likely to be duckers, IME.

do agree that many of this horse's vice could be fixed with flat work. As for your position, it is such a short video it is hard to judge. And, as said, bareback will not be the same problems as riding in a saddle.
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post #22 of 27 Old 06-18-2013, 10:43 PM
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After seeing the other photos/videos I will say a couple of things.

1. Please wear a helmet. Your horse is green and so are you. A bad accident in the making.

2. You DO need to try to get an english saddle. Western saddles put you too much behind the movement and make it hard to use your leg properly. Your leg needs to stay at the girth and keep contact with the lower leg more. Very hard to do in a western saddle.

3. You are sitting back too soon over the jump. You need to stay more forward over the jump. Jumping with a western curb bit can be tough when you sit back so soon. It is very hard to avoid hitting the horse in the mouth when you do this.


You are a talented rider. I would bet that with the proper tack and a decent instructor, you could go far. I like your horse, too.

I really like this photo. It shows a nice moving horse that would probably like an english life!!


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post #23 of 27 Old 06-18-2013, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Matilda is strongly against English saddles, so that won't be happening for a while. Also, I know that it looked like it, but I wasn't going to get gutted. I know that jumping in a Western saddle is dangerous, for that very reson, but I spent a whole year working on stabilizing myself over the horn. I'm fairly confident about it.

Ok, thanks. I'll definatley work on my timing and relaxing!

Thanks so much guys! I don't plan to show her, and I don't want to be perfect, but right know I'm mortified by my position. Thanks!

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Just saw the last post, thanks so much! I really like that picture too. Would you beleive my mare mare is over-weight and short? And I had been wearing a helmet, I just didn't put it back on for the last round, as well as my saddle.

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Out of curiosity, what is it about English saddles she doesn't like?

I had a gelding who was terrified of English saddles, but he was 25 and had never in his life seen one until I bought him, but he got over it. Unless it's pain related (in which case she probably shouldn't be jumping) chances are she can too. I would just worry about jumping consistently in a Western saddle harming your horses back.
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English saddles are more difficult to fit than most other saddles. And, if a saddle doesn't fit well, there are pressure points that make it uncomfortable. Check the fit, would be my advice here.
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It seems to fit her fine, but I'll check again.

She just seems outa wack. It's also an uncomfortable fit to me, just because she is so wide, I feel like I can't grip. It also makes her neck look really long.. I'm probably just used to my thinner Santana... I'll try her again, thanks guys. Oh, do you have any ways to make temporary jumps with things around the barn?

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