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    04-18-2012, 10:31 PM
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Foal
XC Schooling

This is me and my 13-year-old Connemara Pony. I got her as a hunter pony when I was 8 (she was 7). I trained her in dressage, and taught her how to jump by myself. We recently made the move from hunters to jumper/eventers, so we haven't been XC schooling much. I believe this is a Beginner Novice ramp. Could you please judge my position and her form? (She was looking at this jump, so I was trying to ride somewhat defensive)

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    04-19-2012, 12:44 PM
  #2
Foal
You look like you got left behind. Your bottom needs to come up out of the saddle more. Also you could use a bigger release. The last thing I see is keep your shoulders back! Hope I could help!
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    04-19-2012, 02:49 PM
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Foal
Thank you so much :) I will try to work on that!!
     
    04-19-2012, 04:11 PM
  #4
Foal
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Originally Posted by Moonshadow16    
Thank you so much :) I will try to work on that!!
No problem! Glad I could help!
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    04-19-2012, 07:41 PM
  #5
Trained
I like your position. You might be a tad behind the motion, but over a solid spread object, behind is far preferred over ahead. The release is adequate for XC. I would think by novice level, that you want to keep some contact with the horse's mouth.
     
    04-20-2012, 09:29 PM
  #6
Foal
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Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
The release is adequate for XC. I would think by novice level, that you want to keep some contact with the horse's mouth.
Do you think that I should have a longer release? I'm not really familiar with what the ideal xc position is...
     
    04-20-2012, 10:30 PM
  #7
Trained
I see an slight loop in the reins and horse using it's neck, so to me that says it is adequate. Then again, you are jumping above my level, so who am I to say? Hopefully someone more experienced will ring in.
     
    04-23-2012, 01:59 PM
  #8
Foal
Oh, ok. Thanks :) Wasn't quite sure what you meant at first
     

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