Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
Hey, your jumping looks like you have a good base. When you say 110 to 120 do you mean 1.10m - 1.20 ( 3'6-4foot)??
In the video it looks like your bringing your body back in the middle of the jump which is making you catch your horses mouth again and again. In the last frame when your horse is about to refuse (good job on getting over it ) you can see you hand your body way to forward which may have caused the second guessing of your horse on what spot to take off from. You are looking ahead to your turn, thats a good thing but at the same time it looks like your back may be too roached (or could be from your jacket, they play tricks on how your body looks)
Your horse is taking HUGE jumps!! Its great to see how excited he/she is and loves his/her job but this may be affecting your position greatly. The incositancy(sp?) of his/her take off can really make jumping harder than it has to be. You do a great job of "staying with" the horse but there are some minor things.
I did a freeze frame on all the jumps in the video, and its not consitant, at about 0.19 you are not out of the saddle and got left behind. at 0.38 your jumping ahead. at .43 you have a straight line from ankle to knee to elbow to hand. And on that last jump you got very unseated - very. And thats okay, we all do but you need to sink down in your heels and stay with it no matter what, your leg moves around quite a bit.
As for jumping at this height...I wouldn't say show at this, I would stay at maybe 3'3 or 3foot. When you get into the bigger jumps and the bigger courses with more questions do you think you could handle getting thrown out of the tack in the middle of a one stride combination? Your horse jumps huge over a liver pool 4 stides to a vertical? Once jumps get bigger the course is more challanging. I could show higher level right now, but if i have an "oh sh*t" moment I'm not sure how well I can get out of it without making my horse do unsafe jumping.
All in all, you look like you know what your doing, have the basics down and just need to get more practice staying with your horse. And Maybe do a course of a mix of heights so you can go for the bigger ones then come back down.
But I wouldn't suggest staying at the height, your grabbing your horse too much in the mouth and he may become an unhappy horse when jumping because of it.