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post #11 of 15 Old 09-17-2011, 10:00 PM
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HAHA!! Never say never!

You are making a great start. I especially like the WHOOP at the end. You did very well. If I were to offer any suggestions, I would say you are grabbing a bit with your knees. As a result, your lower leg is pivoting on the knee and swinging back and forth, especially at the canter. When the leg goes back, it unbalances the upper body allowing it to topple forward.

Let go with the knee and wrap those legs around the horse. Keep more contact with the inside of your lower leg. This will help steady it and keep it in place at the girth.

This is the MOST common thing jumping riders do. Heck, I even do it now and then. Don't believe me? Check my photos. They don't lie..LOL!!
Agreed with this! It also looks to me like you 2-point like 2-3 strides out which is the cause for some of the missed spots. But I LOVE your horse!!! Very very cute :) your off to a great start!
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post #12 of 15 Old 09-18-2011, 03:39 AM
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You have a lovely steady canter with beautifully quiet hands. I noticed as well your lower leg falling back a few strides out from the jump. Allison gave sound advice about relaxing your knees, pushing your heels down and squeezing with your inner lower leg. That should help steady your leg and keep it in the correct position. Well done!
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post #13 of 15 Old 09-18-2011, 05:48 AM
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Agree with previous posters. The one flaw I noted was the swinging lower leg/pinching with the knee that Allison already mentioned.

I very much like your coach and his/her approach to teaching - safe and sane, and building a good foundation.

AND the horse is a rock solid superstar - the type of horse everyone should learn on and very few get to.

Good job, and please keep posting photos of your progress.
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post #14 of 15 Old 09-18-2011, 02:48 PM
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The only thing I'd like to add is that you're not really supposed to jump with those fly masks on. I could be wrong, but it looks like the Cashell quiet ride - great for trails & flat work, but it still obstructs the horse's vision a little and makes it difficult for them to judge the fences.
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post #15 of 15 Old 09-18-2011, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone! And I never knew that about the Cashel quite ride mask. He has sensitive eyes and when we are faced with sun, heat and dust from the ring combined, I usually have him wear it. Will definitely remember that!
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