Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: In my horses stall, feeding him cheez-its
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You mean jumping ahead right??
That's what Im assuming so, I can help you!
You may be anticipating the jump. You want to sit deep and not get into half seat before the jump. That's most likely what throws you off balance and makes you jump ahead. Let the horse jump, and jump with the horse. You need to stay with the horse, and to do so, you should go into half seat once the horse leaves the ground.
A book that would help with it, is called Centered Riding, By Sally Swift. It is a type of riding that will help you balance with your horse better.
And as for your horse knocking rails, it may or may not be because of your positon. Make sure you have ground rails directly in front of the jumps, cause without them, your horse has no depth perception.