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        04-10-2011, 07:05 AM
    Um when you are jumping lower your but in the saddle. That's all I can say for the jumping part.
    When doing flatwork try to sit up straighter in the sadle and don't lean forward. I agree on the lenghten stirup aspect as well
    Not to bad but there are things to work on. I love your jumping though and not to mention the gorgeous horse you are riding!!!!!
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        04-10-2011, 04:05 PM
    Thanks I was doing my flat work at the same time as I was jumping that why my stirrups are so short there usually alot longer I do eventing so :)

    And thank you. My coach explain to me that my baby toes has to be facing the sky more and more turned out as I try to reach around his belly then hopely when I get that down path my uper body position will get better as for my lower seat.
        04-10-2011, 05:27 PM
    See that very last pic where you're cantering in 2 point? If you rotate your entire body counterclockwise about 5 degrees, it'll put your lower legs a little more forward, your shoulders a little more back and line the whole thing up perfectly to where your shoulder, hip, knee, heel angle is perfect. Next time you ride 2 point, think about keeping your legs more forward, which should automatically help your heels come down, and align your upper body along with it. The proportions of bend are good. It just all needs to change (be rotated) together if that makes any sense.
        04-10-2011, 09:05 PM
    Ya it does thank you :)
        04-10-2011, 09:34 PM
    I had a few lessons with an olympic rider and from what i've learned from her your stirrups are rediculously high!! When you rise you should only just be getting out of the saddle
        04-10-2011, 10:22 PM
    Originally Posted by Marlea Warlea    
    i had a few lessons with an olympic rider and from what i've learned from her your stirrups are rediculously high!! When you rise you should only just be getting out of the saddle
    They might be a hole short, but I don't think they're overly short. She has the same long thighs as I do. I'm the same way. When sitting in the saddle in jumping length stirrups, my knees practically overshoot the flaps. Once I'm up in my 1/2 seat, it looks normal again. It's much easier to use "textbook" lengths when you have textbook legs. Long thighs are a _itch.
        04-11-2011, 12:30 AM
    On the flat sit up! Put your shoulders back. You are leaning forward. The should be a straight line from your head to your shoulders to your heels. You are giving to much relse over fences, And because your not jumping that hight either.
        04-11-2011, 12:35 AM
    Your horse is adorable :)
        04-11-2011, 03:26 PM
    Ya I think my stirrups are a to short ! Thanks ! And yes I know im leaning alot in flat how do you make your seat lighter and not lean forward ?????

    And Chio Thanks ! :)
        04-12-2011, 11:25 AM
    I think your heel will come down more as your leg strengthens. Remember when your posting to push all your weight into your heels with each post. Even on the flat your reins are short as well. I think they could be lengthened a good 4 inches. Having them that short probably forces you you throw your hand up his neck... Im glad you care enough to not want to catch him in the mouth :)When your just hacking and practicing 2 point do you keep your hands at his ears though? My guess is no, lol.
    I would say when your flating do alot of 2 point. In walk, trot and canter and but remember to keep a light contact. You want to be able to follow his motion but still keeping a contact. I think that will help you alot. Also try some no stirrup work with some work over some ground poles to strengthen your core and leg and that will help keep you from balancing in your irons. I hope some of my rambling helps. Good Luck.

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