06-03-2011, 06:13 PM
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Like the person above said, generally your stirrups are shorter for jumping, but apart from that, not a whole lot is different until you're actually going over the fence, when you'll take on a jumping position obviously. Also, for jumping courses, it can help to have a "light seat" - basically, sitting forward very slightly and lifting your weight out of the saddle a little to allow the horse to move more freely. This is used to a further degree for cross country when you usually sit forward more to encourage the horse to open out and cover the big distances more easily.