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    10-17-2011, 09:08 PM
  #11
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Any critic?
From what I can see, your hands move quite a bit and you don't give very much release over jumps. It also looks like you got a little left behind over some jumps. Your horse was counter-bending around some turns meaning he is trying to drop his shoulder instead of properly bending.
     
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    10-17-2011, 10:02 PM
  #12
Foal
I would say it's a big 2'3", maybe a little 2'6". It would be odd for the trainer to suddenly go up any higher than 3", if you've only been jumping 2'. Bend in your hips & stay over the horse more going towards the fence, ride off your pelvic bone, that way you're over the horse enough that you don't have to throw you body at all, you can stay absolutely still. It looks like your attempting to crest fence over some of the fences, but you're pulling in the release, instead of correctly pushing into the crest. Press your fists into their neck(crest) over the fence. You have a good, straight back & shoulders, and your leg is pretty good. The only thing I see with your leg is, it looks like you slightly pinch with your knee, open your knee up & ride off your calf, that's also part of the reason you balance on your hands alittle bit. Good job overall though! (:
     
    10-18-2011, 09:52 AM
  #13
Foal
I'd guess the height of the fence is about 2ft6 or so, looks like the height I jump with my friends cob!

Try not to get infront of the movement, wait to feel your horse take off underneath you :) what my trainer used to do was get us to look away from the fence so we would feel the movement. Bloody scary at first but after a bit you really click :)

When approaching the jump in trot, try sitting in the saddle 3/4 strides away. It helps drive your horse onto the fence. You seem to be folding to the side a little too, riding without stirrups really helps balance you up Keep your weight down into those heels & it will stop your leg swinging back on the jump.

Good luck in the competition! Can't wait to see how you get on :)
     
    10-18-2011, 12:05 PM
  #14
Weanling
Thanks! I did notice that my legs were sliding back and my trainer did tell me I was jumping ahead, which is weird because I just recently started doing that.
     
    10-18-2011, 12:07 PM
  #15
Weanling
Also, I measured up to my friends butt ;0, that is the same height as my trainer, and the jump was around 2'9"! =) =0 =) hehe I love smiley faces!
     

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