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post #1 of 7 Old 12-26-2012, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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New Videos to Critique! Jumping vids

Coffee and I, doing small courses. Jumps are 2'3(ish) maybe 2'6 anyways, critique for us both please!

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post #2 of 7 Old 12-26-2012, 05:04 PM
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Sorry, I just watched the first video...
I noticed that your lower leg looks floppy at the canter, and it looks like you need to stay in two point longer over the jumps. But other than that nothing really jumps out at me...I'm not an expert, though, someone else may be able to tell you more.
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post #3 of 7 Old 12-29-2012, 12:04 AM
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Coffee looks like s/he needs some coffee :p nice a slow haha,

I think if you held your reins shorter you can get up on his neck more when over the jump and then have more control for those tighter turns when you start doing full courses. And I personally think you should stay in two point a little bit longer after the jump, so when he does get the wrong stride you wont get left behind and bounce around in the saddle (:
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post #4 of 7 Old 12-29-2012, 12:22 AM
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Hi! I agree with what howrsegirl123 and iloverains said, try to watch out for your leg getting floppy in the canter and again with two point try to stay in it longer, also practice flowing more with the horse so you don't get left behind count out the rhythme of the canter to try to stay more with the horse. When you jump try to raise your hands higher on the horses neck to give more of a release. Your a good rider and the pony is super cute!!! :) hope I helped!!!
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So only problem is when I hold the reins shorter coffee breaks. She is nice and slow (which really bugs me) and i don't really flow well with her-not an excuse. I've tried spurs and they work but she gets aggitated quick and then bucks, or rears, or does something else thats stupid. Does anyone have any ideas on that? I have been trying to have my reins shorter, but with just doesnt work as well. Which then causes me to flop and look badish
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Well, if she's bucking and rearing when you take more hold, either your arms are not supple and forgiving, or she's behind your leg and needs a good kick in the butt. Next time you ride, make sure your elbows are very supple and that you are not locking them. Big time tip, if you are riding with hard eyes (fixed on objects), your elbows are locked whether you know it or not. If she still protests, I find this a good exercise to figure out what percentage is you and what percentage is horsey attitude. Assumed a working walk and use either a bucking strap or your pinkies to ensure your hands stay relatively fixed at her neck. Assuming you reins are the proper length and your hands are on the sides of her neck, when she pulls, she'll only be pulling on herself. If she's quiet, you know it's mostly you who needs to adjust. If she's tossing her head left and right demanding more rein, she's being a dope and needs a good pop with your legs. (no pulling back on reins to correct her. The idea is "I'm giving you nice quiet consistent inviting contact to reach into. You need to do your part now") I'm thinking you'll find a little of each since she really just sounds like she's behind your leg and will most likely protest being asked to work harder. Just don't try this exercise until you have all day to fix it. You can't stop until she's walking around calmly, even if it's just a few good steps. Hope this helps.

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post #7 of 7 Old 12-29-2012, 04:54 PM
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Hey so about your short rein long rein problem, gather up a shorter rein but just put your hands up higher on the horses neck while you ride so that there is slack in the reins to allow him to go but when you need shorter, there right there. Hope i helped!

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