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        05-30-2009, 09:46 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    So proud of myself.... Jumping

    I went up to the barn today. Worked my butt off and then had a lesson.
    Jack was great as always. We were building up his confidence again after a fall he took. So this is the first time jumping him since that. Ignore his legs ;)

    The jump is about 2'3" BUT LOOK AT MY POSITION! I was so scared I would never break the habit of over jumping badly and stupid lower leg :)
    I know my hands are still a bit iffy. But if you can see anything else please let me know.

    http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e7...a/100_0132.jpg


    And old pics for those of you who don't remember
    Last winter **shudders**
    http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e7...a/IMG_0335.jpg
    http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e7...a/IMG_0363.jpg

         
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        05-30-2009, 10:05 PM
      #2
    Green Broke
    Looking better but you still jumping a head. I can't critique pictures unless there like directly beside so I will leave the rest up to MIeventer and the others :)

    Keep practicing!
         
        05-30-2009, 10:10 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    Thank you :)
         
        05-30-2009, 10:16 PM
      #4
    Foal
    It looks like you really antipicate your jump. You might be thinking too much. If you chose an object over your fence, and focus on that you might start to notice that you wont stand (known as jumping for your horse) in the saddle. Your heels look really good and your release would be better if your seat was better. Let your horse jump for you, your body will follow it naturally. It will help to count the horses stride in a one two pattern, so when he is apporaching a fence, you can count his strides and know when his take off will be and be prepared for it and go from there. But it also looks like you havent been riding for long, so it could be more practice practice practice.
         
        05-30-2009, 10:25 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SilentBravery09    
    looks like you havent been riding for long, so it could be more practice practice practice.
    Not really. It's been about four years almost. I'm new to working with Jack though

    Thanks
         
        05-30-2009, 10:43 PM
      #6
    Trained
    I think you look great, the both of you look wonderful - good for you :)

    Your leg is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! And your heels are doing their job, and I love your hip angle, strait back and looking forward - buuuut there is something amis here....you didn't allow your handsom man to lift you out of your tack.

    See how your crotch is over the pommel of your saddle, and see how much space is between your seat and your saddle - clear sign of jumping ahead.

    But that's ok - it'll come. In compareson to where you were before - I'd say much better!

    What I see happening, is a combination of 2 things. 1) Anticipating the fence 2) Not sinking into your lower leg and heel/bracing with knee's to lift you out of your tack.

    So - lets work on those two things.

    First thing is first - open those knees and sink down into your tack.

    Do something for me!!!!

    Stand up, put your feet shoulder length apart and sink down into your knees. While you do that, push your seat out backwards. Hold your hands as though you are doing a crest release.

    NOW have someone give you a shove - if you loose your balance, you are not sunk down and back enough. IF you do not budge, THAT is where you want to be when you go over a fence.

    You cannot do that, if you are gripping your knees. Open them up.

    The other thing to work on - stop focusing on the fence infront of you, and start focusing on your horse under you. Rhythm, rhythm, rhythm. Learn to feel your horses movement under you. Learn to rely on that rhythm - ba dum, ba dum, ba dum and just be there.

    Focus on where you are in the saddle, supporting your horse to that fence and just allowing it to come naturally.

    You know that fence is there. Your poneh knows that fence is there - so stop focusing on it.

    Focus on the most improtant factor - your horse, and your rhythm.

    Hope that helps!
         
        05-31-2009, 01:08 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MIEventer    
    I think you look great, the both of you look wonderful - good for you :)

    Your leg is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! And your heels are doing their job, and I love your hip angle, strait back and looking forward - buuuut there is something amis here....you didn't allow your handsom man to lift you out of your tack.

    See how your crotch is over the pommel of your saddle, and see how much space is between your seat and your saddle - clear sign of jumping ahead.

    But that's ok - it'll come. In compareson to where you were before - I'd say much better!

    What I see happening, is a combination of 2 things. 1) Anticipating the fence 2) Not sinking into your lower leg and heel/bracing with knee's to lift you out of your tack.

    So - lets work on those two things.

    First thing is first - open those knees and sink down into your tack.

    Do something for me!!!!

    Stand up, put your feet shoulder length apart and sink down into your knees. While you do that, push your seat out backwards. Hold your hands as though you are doing a crest release.

    NOW have someone give you a shove - if you loose your balance, you are not sunk down and back enough. IF you do not budge, THAT is where you want to be when you go over a fence.

    You cannot do that, if you are gripping your knees. Open them up.

    The other thing to work on - stop focusing on the fence infront of you, and start focusing on your horse under you. Rhythm, rhythm, rhythm. Learn to feel your horses movement under you. Learn to rely on that rhythm - ba dum, ba dum, ba dum and just be there.

    Focus on where you are in the saddle, supporting your horse to that fence and just allowing it to come naturally.

    You know that fence is there. Your poneh knows that fence is there - so stop focusing on it.

    Focus on the most improtant factor - your horse, and your rhythm.

    Hope that helps!
    Thanks so much :) I'll give that a go.
         

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