HELP! my leg flys back when i jump. - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 12-27-2007, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1
• Horses: 0
HELP! my leg flys back when i jump.

I have to fix this problem - my leg flys back when I go over fences, and everything I try, nothing seems to work. My leg still flys back.

So, I came on here to get some advice from you guys. What do you think I should do to prevent this? Any tips? Please help!

Thank you!
VERO_ is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 12 Old 12-27-2007, 06:54 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Posts: 1,730
• Horses: 1
Can you ride steadily in two-point without falling out of balance? Not just for a couple of strides, but for as long as you care to do it?
Sara is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 12-28-2007, 12:32 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Delregans Way Performance horses QLD AUS
Posts: 773
• Horses: 0
I think this post should be tranfered over to Training...

Delregans Way Performance Horses
Bundaberg, QLD
Delregans Way is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 12-28-2007, 02:17 AM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Australia baby!! Wouldn't live anywhere else!
Posts: 522
• Horses: 0
You are probably gripping with your knees over fences. Your knee is acting as a pivot, sending your lower leg backwards and your body forwards. You need to learn to wrap your entire lower leg around your horse and sink your weight into your heels. Once you have a secure base of support you need to break the habit of throwing your upper body over a fence. Jumping without hands and eventually without stirrups will help a lot.

One thing you can do now to help is to trot in two point over trot poles with no hands. You can either have your instructor lunge you on your horse or you can tie your reins in a knot and place the poles along the wall, as you come around the corner drop your reins and place your arms out to the side like an airplane. Focus on sinking your weight deep into your heels and keeping your shoulders back.

Any pictures would be useful.
sparky is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 12-28-2007, 06:59 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
Posts: 5,227
• Horses: 7
Originally Posted by Delregans Way
I think this post should be tranfered over to Training...
yeah i think so so ive moved it to horse training :) and yes i know it doesnt say moderator under my name yet ;) just in case you were wondering how i did that lol
jazzyrider is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 12-28-2007, 09:39 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 819
• Horses: 0
To help my legs and balence, I just tried to stay in two point for every gait. First walk, then trot, then canter. Without holding on. It was kind of hard at first! But it gets easier with more practice.
horse_luver4e is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 01-02-2008, 03:59 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4
• Horses: 0
you can try to tie a borad to your leg that help me until i got use to it or tie foot to sturp in shows. :)
Arbys.Mama is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 01-02-2008, 01:20 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 22
• Horses: 0
You could also try tying your stirrup to your girth. It is what I am doing and is helping alot.
Nevie is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 01-04-2008, 09:23 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: australia
Posts: 2
• Horses: 0
What i think you need to do, is ride in 2 point and 3 point positions for as long as you can, without loosing balance.

You, should try and keep your heels down and toes up and keep your legs in that position because otherwise you could fall off.

Hope that i help. Also, try and have more grip with your legs on your horse

Shannon, xx
xXx shannon xXx is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 01-05-2008, 05:59 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 17
• Horses: 0
Next time you jump, try to feel if you are gripping with your knees. If so, you need to work on gripping with your calves. Try to hold a 2 point position without your legs slipping back. Once you can do this once around the arena, try twice, then three, then four, then more. Then you can start practicing again over small jumps. If you feel yourself pinching with your knees, go back to 2 point until you feel ready to try again.
unicorns:) 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

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