Tired of me yet? Jumping and Flat pictures. - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 11-04-2008, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 306
• Horses: 1
Tired of me yet? Jumping and Flat pictures.

It was warm out today so we could ride outside!

Working on collection a lot. He's great over the jumps, but when it comes to the flat...he's very so-so. He'll get it, but only for a couple of strides before I have to remind him again.

The pictures are sort of washed out because I took them from a video.

I think we look much better than we did before.

Twende Haraka
"Yes. Like 'Wendy'...With a T."
TwendeHaraka is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 8 Old 11-04-2008, 08:57 PM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,019
• Horses: 3
Alright, don't take this critique too serious I'm not perfect. >.<'
You guys look good the flat, but to me while your jumping it looks like you have a hollow back. Maybe try to put your shoulders back a little more.
Also it looks like you're a little ahead of him, in the first two.
whitetrashwarmblood is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 11-04-2008, 10:33 PM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 378
• Horses: 1
Well heres what I see....

On the flat...
-Bring your Legs BACK...theyre ahead of you..causing you to fall back...thus making collection for your horse harder.
-Thumbs up not in like "piano hands"

Over Jumps....
-Youre leaning on the horse for balance
- Your toe is pushing out. and in the first pic your heals are way up. The second and third look better..but you need to sink into them
- Your back is def hollowing out...bring ur shoulders back...thatll also help naturally with ur heals.

OKay..in every jump pic..you are look up and foward...GREAT JOB for that.
also despite that ur heals need to sink down more...youre not far off. so good work

equineangel91 is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 11-04-2008, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 306
• Horses: 1
Augh. For some reason I am having such an issue with my heals lately. Any suggestions as to how I can exercise on and off the horse to keep them down? Even when I think they're low, they don't look low enough. I lost my leg in the first picture, which is why my heal is back there. But yeah...any suggestions on how to keep my heal down better...?

And thanks, by the way. (:

Twende Haraka
"Yes. Like 'Wendy'...With a T."
TwendeHaraka is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 11-04-2008, 11:25 PM
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: australia
Posts: 228
• Horses: 1
Ok, I'll just critique the flat ones, You need to bring your hands up a bit and put you thumbs on top. Your legs need to go back a bit and you also need to keep your toes in.
lizzie_magic is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 11-05-2008, 06:56 PM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 378
• Horses: 1
well a few metaphors i've heard are....
imagine sinking down
lift your toe up and in
little toe higher than big toe
um...personally i stand in the stirrups for a sec..then sink down..then once i feel that niiiice deep heal...i keep it low

equineangel91 is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 11-05-2008, 11:36 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 386
• Horses: 1
It looks like you may be trying to force weight into your heel, which is causing you to push your leg forward. Instead of thinking "heels down" think "toes up and forward". Your toes should point more forward than outward so you can use your calf muscles correctly. The jumping pictures aren't very clear, but it looks like your wrists might be broken (pushing in to his neck rather than keeping them straight.) In the first o/f photo you are "balancing" with a pinched knee and on your horse's neck with your hands. Also your horse is very uneven in the front end over fences. Work on gymnastics to help that. You should work on flat work more than jumping in general. The better your flat, the better your jumping!

Basically, thumbs up, toes up, eyes up, and practice gymnastics!
BeauReba is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 11-06-2008, 10:49 PM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: donw in the barn 24/7
Posts: 56
• Horses: 0
put your hands by his ears.

Kiss my Color 14 hh Paint 8 year old (I LOVE MY WONDER PONY SOO MUCH!!!)
WHISKEY4EVER93 is offline  

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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
Show! Flat and jumping, please critique me! *img hvy* moomoo Horse Riding Critique 24 12-23-2008 12:45 PM
jumping pictures..please critique horseyhmg Horse Riding Critique 7 11-09-2008 09:29 AM
Jumping saddle for a flat backed mare? Angilina Horse Tack and Equipment 7 09-26-2008 11:17 AM
Jumping pictures :] itswes Horse Riding Critique 8 06-01-2008 06:38 PM
Please critique my best friend jumping and flat! aerogeek Horse Riding Critique 5 04-17-2007 12:03 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