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Crest release vs. Automatic release?

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        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.
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        04-29-2009, 10:52 AM
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    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.

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