Crest release vs. Automatic release? - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding > Jumping

Crest release vs. Automatic release?

This is a discussion on Crest release vs. Automatic release? within the Jumping forums, part of the English Riding category

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        04-29-2009, 07:49 AM
    You know I honestly don't know which one I use. I guess I'll pay attention to it next time I jump and find out.
    Sponsored Links
        04-29-2009, 10:52 AM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by ponyboy    
    IMO, a crest release makes your weight uncentered (too far forward) so if something bad happens you're more likely to fall off.
    depending on their position and how much they were using their arms to support themselves. It is possible to execute a nice balanced crest release with a stable supportive leg, weight into your heel, and proper upper body position. A proper position will keep you centered on your horse regardless of where your arms are. But yes, when people get too dependant on their arms (esp if it's because they're lacking somewhere else, like an unstable leg or they've thrown their body too far forward -ie jumping ahead) they will be uncentered and more prone to a fall. It's usually these people who NEED the crest release though because they aren't secure enough for an auto release.

    I'm a fan of the auto release, in the correct hands! My biggest pet peeve is seeing horses get hit in the mouth over a fence, and I see people do it with even a crest release. In fact, I don't think most people jumping 2"3 are capable of doing it properly without hurting their horse. I see a surprising lot of people who don't know how to keep a good contact on their horse's mouth on the flat. If you don't have a good following contact on the flat, you have no business trying it over fences. Crest releases serve a purpose, we have just gotten overly dependant on them.
        04-29-2009, 08:01 PM
    I kind of to a meld of the two releases I think... I have a bad habit of my hands following the crest up the neck, instead of toward the bit, but I don't touch the horses neck or lean on them in any way.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    crest release vs auto release jazzyrider Jumping 16 05-23-2009 08:43 PM
    I'm ready for the auto-release! Equuestriaan Jumping 3 04-17-2009 10:23 PM
    Automatic waterers in Minnesota? Eagle eye 1 Barn Maintenance 15 12-14-2008 04:28 PM
    Pressure, Release, ...Reward? ivyschex Horse Training 15 11-26-2008 06:10 AM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:19 AM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0