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post #1 of 17 Old 08-30-2011, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Save me from myself!

I bought my new horse (the little paint) approx 2 months ago. He's an amazing jumper and he's come a REALLY long way with me. His changes are balanced and his jump is much more appropriate for the fence. Here's my problem: I went from a horse that jumps pretty flat (my warmblood) to a horse that pushes off hard, is very lofty, and has an active hind end. My position has suffered quite a bit and I CANNOT seem to get it under control.
He's such a good boy and he's coming along so well, I don't want to screw it all up by have a painfully pathetic jump position.
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post #2 of 17 Old 08-30-2011, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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the top three shots are of my new boy. The bottom shot is of my warmblood. Sorry the quality isn't so fantastic... they were taking from a vid.

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post #3 of 17 Old 08-30-2011, 04:29 PM
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Why not post the video?


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post #4 of 17 Old 08-30-2011, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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I can't because I used some colorful language after he jumped the big Swedish oxer at the very end of the course! (he was such a good boy... I yelled "F Yea!!!" at the very end)

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post #5 of 17 Old 08-30-2011, 05:03 PM
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Can you edit out the sound, or crop the end out?
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post #6 of 17 Old 08-30-2011, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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I have no idea how to do that... but lemme see if I can edit the vid somehow and post it.

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post #7 of 17 Old 08-30-2011, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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okay so my trainer doesn't upload her lessons on youtube so the vid is only available through facebook... problem with that is of course, I cannot edit my language at the end of the vid. Anyhow... here is a quick clip of him jumping when I first got him. I posted this before so some of you may have seen it already. But it gives you an idea of what is happening with my jumping position.


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post #8 of 17 Old 08-30-2011, 08:54 PM
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I'm not an expert by any means and am still learning proper two-point myself, but I'll point out what I see.

You need to put more weight through your heels, as you are clenching with your knee/thigh and are not balanced above your leg. On the descent, your toes turned out and your back rounded. You also look to have come down on his back a little hard.

Your horse is a very cute jumper, and you both look very confident over the fence.
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post #9 of 17 Old 08-30-2011, 09:09 PM
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All I can see from the video is that you don't stay in your two point long enough. He pops you out of the saddle since you appear to be a little behind the motion and then sit down before he's done jumping. Maybe try folding at the hip a little more to keep with his motion better.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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post #10 of 17 Old 08-30-2011, 09:52 PM
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Hard isn't it ;) To learn how to be a rider instead of a pilot.

You'll learn to like that powerful jump.
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