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I keep falling forward while on 2-point!

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        09-19-2013, 04:21 PM
      #11
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    He must have incredibly strong thigh muscles - so much control!!!
         
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        09-20-2013, 02:27 PM
      #12
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by jaydee    
    I found these slow motion pics of top UK showjumper Ben Maher - thought they were really good as they give a pretty clear view of how the seat position changes on approach - in the air and then coming back down
    Good luck with the lesson
    Thanks jaydee! These are great. I've also been watching jumping videos in slow motion. I know in my head what I'm doing wrong (legs too far back, looking down instead of keeping my chin up and eyes forward, pinching with my knees) and looking at this I can visualize the correct position. Hopefully I'll remember tomorrow lol!
         
        09-20-2013, 02:32 PM
      #13
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by updownrider    
    You won't see too many show jumping riders that maintain a two point throughout a whole course but there are some hunter riders that do. John French is one that does, and in a beautiful style.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaKaLwvIOCg

    I'm using this video even if it is old because it is a derby and the horse John is riding, Rumba, must make some tight turns. Also, because Rumba is beautiful.
    That was beautiful! My thighs were burning just watching lol!
         
        09-23-2013, 07:11 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Welp, my update will have to wait until this weekend. Due to a miscommunication (as in, my lesson hour was changed but I wasn't made aware of this) I missed my lesson.
    *sigh*
    I was SO looking forward to it!
         
        09-24-2013, 10:18 AM
      #15
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    You'll have to practice while sitting on a chair!!!
         
        09-24-2013, 10:35 AM
      #16
    Weanling
    First the rider must learn where the leg should be for balance (used to be called balance position) to keep from falling forward or backward. Stand up into 2 point, put leg too far back (from knee to heel) and the rider will fall forward. Then put leg forward and the rider will end up falling backward. Then learn to do it in walk, trot, canter. Dropping the chest too much (butt out behind) will also cause the leg to slip back/rider to fall forward.

    Intially the rider will tend to turn the toes out, grip with spine of boot. So, turn the toes more parallel, this created a better way to keep balance w/o gripping and STRETCHING into the heels.
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        09-24-2013, 04:23 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Me too!! If I had a nickel for every time my instructor yelled at me for falling forward! She tells me I need to really hold my chest out high - puff it up like I'm a pigeon :)
         
        09-24-2013, 06:09 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jaydee    
    You'll have to practice while sitting on a chair!!!

    Oh I have been lol!
         
        09-24-2013, 06:30 PM
      #19
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by equitate    
    First the rider must learn where the leg should be for balance (used to be called balance position) to keep from falling forward or backward. Stand up into 2 point, put leg too far back (from knee to heel) and the rider will fall forward. Then put leg forward and the rider will end up falling backward. Then learn to do it in walk, trot, canter. Dropping the chest too much (butt out behind) will also cause the leg to slip back/rider to fall forward.

    Intially the rider will tend to turn the toes out, grip with spine of boot. So, turn the toes more parallel, this created a better way to keep balance w/o gripping and STRETCHING into the heels.
    I usually tend to keep my toes pointing forward, old habit from my Paso riding days :)
    I'll remember this.
         
        09-24-2013, 06:31 PM
      #20
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by VACowgirl    
    Me too!! If I had a nickel for every time my instructor yelled at me for falling forward! She tells me I need to really hold my chest out high - puff it up like I'm a pigeon :)
    Chest up, shoulders back, chin up!
    Yup, I feel like a pigeon lol
         

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