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post #1 of 9 Old 08-21-2012, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, tear me apart.

Hey there you guys !

To start off, We all know Eveningshadows, and MacabreMikolaj, we ALSO know that I am personal friends with them.
I had a surgery on July 12th and I've been recovering FINE and I got the go ahead for riding, anyways.. I was privileged to ride Jynx yesterday !

So, tear me apart but keep in mind I wasnt riding for over two months, I've only ridden 2 times on my own gelding prior to this.. and was my first time riding Jynx.

Okay... here ya go!

not very long videos, but I'll get longer and what not next time (:
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-21-2012, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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really nothing ? nothing at all ?
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post #3 of 9 Old 08-21-2012, 11:28 PM
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Looks good to me! but this is coming from someone who cant stay on a horse while its standing still!!! lol.
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post #4 of 9 Old 08-22-2012, 01:21 AM
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i don't completely love the way this little horse jumps. his/her canter is stiff and his/her jump is quite lazy. in the second video you get left in the back seat just a bit. Be careful with that when trotting fences. It's much harder to stay with your horse when trotting than when cantering.
I like your polite and appropriate release. I like that you're looking up and ahead and keeping your chin up. Congrats on getting better and getting back in the saddle!
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post #5 of 9 Old 08-22-2012, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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I did slightly tire her out by alot before we started jumping so she did start to become lazy, which is understandable (:
Thank you so much though !
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post #6 of 9 Old 08-24-2012, 01:56 AM
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funny she should say the release was polite because in the second vid it looked like jynx got bopped in the mouth . you might want to use a crest release; put your hands down on the withers and you will be better able to follow her.

you are doing well for such a short time. you look comfortable on her.
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-24-2012, 10:49 AM
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she did get left behind in that second video. which i stated.
I can appreciate people whom are just starting out their jumping careers and aren't flinging their chests at their horses and throwing their arms up the neck in some strange attempt to look like Grand Prix riders over every single fence. i see it a lot. It drives me nuts. hahaha!

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Aside from what the others said, try to keep your upper body more still at the canter. You're kind of bouncing on Jinx's back like a sack of potatoes at times, which is understandable since you're just getting back into riding and you need to build up the muscle again. I'm sure that the problem will correct itself in a few more rides once you start gaining back muscle but its just something to think about. Also try not to pump with your upper body as much as it upsets your horse's balance.

I'm loving your leg position, although your stirrups are a tad to far back on your feet. Positioning them on the balls of your feet will help your heels come down more. Try to follow the pony's mouth more with your hands. At the moment your hands are basically in your lap with an inconsistent contact. Move your hands forwards, shorten the reins, and move your hands with his mouth to maintain a steady elastic feel. Lastly, work on counting your strides in (one, two, one, two) and really try to feel your horses rhythm. Don't 2-point until his feet come off the ground. :)

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post #9 of 9 Old 09-01-2012, 06:04 PM
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You look great for not riding that long! Just remember to keep your heels down when going over the jump! and you did get left behind in the second video so try going into half seat a couple strides before so you don't get left behind!
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