So proud of myself.... Jumping - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 05-30-2009, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 265
• Horses: 0
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


Last edited by saint3meg3rlfc; 05-30-2009 at 09:49 PM.
saint3meg3rlfc is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 05-30-2009, 10:05 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,641
• Horses: 0
Looking better but you still jumping a head. I cant critique pictures unless there like directly beside so I will leave the rest up to MIeventer and the others :)

Keep practicing!
HorsesAreForever is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 05-30-2009, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 265
• Horses: 0
Thank you :)
saint3meg3rlfc is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 05-30-2009, 10:16 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 61
• Horses: 0
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.
SilentBravery09 is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 05-30-2009, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 265
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilentBravery09 View Post
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
saint3meg3rlfc is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 05-30-2009, 10:43 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
Posts: 8,220
• Horses: 0
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!
MIEventer is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 05-31-2009, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 265
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by MIEventer View Post
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.
saint3meg3rlfc is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Proud cut? manhirwen Horse Talk 1 03-09-2009 11:25 AM
I am SO proud!! moomoo Horse Pictures 6 08-14-2008 12:58 PM
im so proud of him!! Kaitlan Horse Training 4 06-08-2008 07:43 PM
OMG I'm so proud of myself!!!!! SonnyWimps Horse Talk 7 04-04-2008 01:21 AM
my jumping fool :] tons of pics. i'm a proud mommy. dannys_girl16 Horse Pictures 6 02-25-2008 05:31 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome