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post #1 of 16 Old 06-26-2009, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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What do you think?

How did I do for my first gymnastic? Oh and I know my position is total crap over the last jump. This was my first time riding this horse and my first time doing a gymnastic. I've been riding for about 8 months.

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post #2 of 16 Old 06-26-2009, 12:25 PM
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You look good. :) No real critique from me.
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post #3 of 16 Old 06-27-2009, 07:21 AM
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Gorgeous horse! XD You look pretty good, but it did look like you just put your hands on the neck and dropped your horse instead of riding through and supporting with contact. Eyes up and hands up slightly. :) I could be wrong, so wait for another opinion. XD

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post #4 of 16 Old 06-27-2009, 11:48 AM
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You look like you might be inclined a little too forward. If your horse is a willing participant, try the gymnastic with either no reins or just float your reins a few inches above his neck so that you have to rely on your balance alone for support. My guess is you'll find you fall slightly forward. Gymnastics are so fun!
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post #5 of 16 Old 06-27-2009, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Oh um if anyone is wondering why the reins are so short its because i'm riding him in a bosal and he doesn't need much contact with it.
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post #6 of 16 Old 06-27-2009, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry lol I mean't to say, if your wondering why they are so LONG it's because I'm riding in a bosal.
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post #7 of 16 Old 06-27-2009, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Gorgeous horse! XD You look pretty good, but it did look like you just put your hands on the neck and dropped your horse instead of riding through and supporting with contact. Eyes up and hands up slightly. :) I could be wrong, so wait for another opinion. XD
Haha it's hard to believe that horse is in his mid 20's, he's such a pro, he was actually the owner of the barns first pony, he was used for eventing. Rarely does he ever show his age, he's in great condition for his age. I agree I think I need to lift my hands up a bit, I tend to ride with my hands almost right on the horses neck. The lack of contact is because im riding with a bosal, if I have a lot of contact I can't get enough pace into the jump, she also doesn't want me pulling on him by accident over the jump.
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You look like you might be inclined a little too forward. If your horse is a willing participant, try the gymnastic with either no reins or just float your reins a few inches above his neck so that you have to rely on your balance alone for support. My guess is you'll find you fall slightly forward. Gymnastics are so fun!
Yea I see what you mean, particularly on the last jump my feet slip back a lot. I wouldn't mind trying it with out reins, my instructor has done lessons with out reins before, and she makes us trot in our two point with our hands out to the sides or in front of us like superman :) Problem is I don't have a lot of time to work on it a lot because I only have one group lesson a week and can't afford to do anymore.
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post #9 of 16 Old 06-28-2009, 08:39 AM
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8months of riding and already jumping? thats awesome!!
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post #10 of 16 Old 06-28-2009, 01:45 PM
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You are pumping an awful LOT with your body at the canter..Try sitting deep and applying your driving seat..You look pretty good jumping-wise..

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