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    11-14-2010, 03:52 PM
  #1
Foal
Wow, faaast (Show Jumping)

Okay, so I was at a competition and I got the feeling it went a little fast..!
It's not like my horse was stressed, like he usually is if it's going fast, but it's like the speed button was pushed and he just flew over all the jumps o.o'

It felt great though, I could feel the (very big) ball of energy under me, and it's not like he was jumping flat jumps, despite the speed (at least they certainly did not feel flat!)

But I realize it went unnecessarily fast. However, every time I was over a jump, the next one was so close, and I didn't want to break the rhythm, and risk messing up the flow or doing something which could make it worse - Overall I feel like it was a pretty fine round nevertheless?
I guess I need to practice speed rounds/competing on time courses too?

I don't know, feel free to comment and critique ! :)

     
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    11-14-2010, 03:59 PM
  #2
Foal
Its pretty fast, but not unnecessarily fast. It looked like fun! (-: x
     
    11-14-2010, 04:10 PM
  #3
Foal
Haha, thanks .. !
Our tempo is just usually much much slower, and I was completely out of breathe afterwards, almost couldn't breathe! O.o'
I'm just not used to it being like this.. xD But I think it's also cause he just takes longer strides instead of actually galloping faster..
     
    11-14-2010, 05:28 PM
  #4
Banned
It wasn't necessarily too fast, as far as your actual speed.. but it was too fast for that arena IMO. Plus, it made you come out of your first couple lines pretty deep. But then you let him leave out strides at the end, and it was borderline sloppy (for lack of a better word). It wasn't terrible, but I think especially in that arena, I would slow up a bit and do the regular strides.
It is hard to tell, but I believe you are taking back your release too soon most of the time... press your hands on his neck and make sure you don't come back too early and pull his mouth. Especially at jump 7, the oxer, he really went for that long spot... and if you watch the slow version it seems to catch you off guard maybe? Your hand comes all the way down by your knee, then pops back up.
You horse is pretty cool, and seems to love his job!
     
    11-14-2010, 05:36 PM
  #5
Weanling
Its more fun when its fast :P
     
    11-14-2010, 10:56 PM
  #6
Weanling
This may just be me, but it seems like your legs were slipping back. Some of the slow shots give me that impression.

The speed certainly wasn't hindering your horse, imo, because he seems to be gliding over them seamlessly and with ease. Your ability to stay with your horse and ride the course may have been hindered by the fact that this speed caused it to be difficult to gauge the jumps properly, and have many jumps taken too long/short.
     
    11-14-2010, 11:00 PM
  #7
Trained
Well, your horse definitely has the talent and the ability to be doing this - but you are not at that stage yet to beable to manuver him competantly around a course of this level. To be honest - you shouldn't be at those heights right now, not until you establish rhythm, balance, lightness of aids and getting your horse off of his forehand.

He is so heavy on his forehand, plowing around that course because you aren't using yourself correctly. You are not using your seat, your legs or your core - you are riding him all hands first, instead of using your aids properly to control him and to establish that rhythm you so desperately need here.

You are riding your horses face - not his body.

I think you realy do need to take a step back, and really focus on dressage and establishing a balanced, engaged, light on the forehand horse - and learning to use yourself properly to obtain that goal.
     
    11-14-2010, 11:10 PM
  #8
Showing
It was a clean round, but not a very well-refined one. I would step down a bit to some much smaller heights and gain experience from the smaller jumps. You should be telling your horse what to do through your seat and legs, not your hands.
     
    11-15-2010, 12:38 AM
  #9
Foal
Way tooo fast!!
     
    11-15-2010, 01:04 AM
  #10
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by MIEventer    
Well, your horse definitely has the talent and the ability to be doing this - but you are not at that stage yet to beable to manuver him competantly around a course of this level. To be honest - you shouldn't be at those heights right now, not until you establish rhythm, balance, lightness of aids and getting your horse off of his forehand.

He is so heavy on his forehand, plowing around that course because you aren't using yourself correctly. You are not using your seat, your legs or your core - you are riding him all hands first, instead of using your aids properly to control him and to establish that rhythm you so desperately need here.

You are riding your horses face - not his body.

I think you realy do need to take a step back, and really focus on dressage and establishing a balanced, engaged, light on the forehand horse - and learning to use yourself properly to obtain that goal.
This is what I was thinking.
     

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