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post #11 of 31 Old 12-12-2012, 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Showjumper1289 View Post
You dont know my horse he is built very down hill if you dont keep contact he will lose inpulsion abd cant jump. I was so nervous that day that was our first show
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Again, you asked for a critique. None of this info was provided in your original post. I'm not psychic. We can only go on the pictures and info provided.

You just have to see your don't have to like it.
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post #12 of 31 Old 12-12-2012, 03:33 AM
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My mare is also down hill, I maintain impulsion by using a full seat and contact before the jump as well as using leg. Going over the jump I still release and then take my contact back up. If I catch her over the fence and if I was balncing on her mouth over the jump...let's just say things would get a little ugly on the landing.
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post #13 of 31 Old 12-12-2012, 07:00 PM
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Your release aside, in this picture you're planting your hands on his wither and it looks like you're holding yourself up that way. I agree with the other posters that your horse cannot jump properly without a release, but everyone else has gone into the mechanics nicely.

Bring your hands up off his wither, soften your hip and close your hip angle rather than standing up in your tack, you also look like you're ahead of the motion. Possibly from anticipating the jump and coming up into your "two point" before the jump.
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post #14 of 31 Old 12-12-2012, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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In this picture, you are way too far out of the saddle. It looks like you're using your knee as a pivot point. Your legs have slipped back and your body has gone forward, putting lots of weight on your horse's forehand, for one thing, and creating a very perilous situation where you could fall easily.

I do about the same thing sometimes. So you're not alone.

You should ask Maura, one of the really experienced riders/instructors on here, for advice on how to fix this. She gave me advice and it really helped.

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post #16 of 31 Old 12-13-2012, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Showjumper1289 View Post
You dont know my horse he is built very down hill if you dont keep contact he will lose inpulsion abd cant jump. I was so nervous that day that was our first show
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I have a 10 year old OTTB of the track for 3 years and I have had him for almost 2 and a half. He can jump 1.50 under saddle with my trainer and 1.35 with me we compete 1.25 and he does great. He can do some dressage, things like half pass, haunches in, shoulder in, leg yielding, flying change, walk and canter pirouette, and collection and extension. Me and my trainer trained him and he is still learning how to do things better
I will post som photos when I get time
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post #17 of 31 Old 12-13-2012, 06:17 PM
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In both the pictures you have simply planted your hands at the whithers with no release and are much too far out of the tack. I would suggest doing some gymnastics to work on holding your 2pt over the line of jump and strengthing your leg so you can have an independent hand and learn to wait for your horse to jump.
Im sure you are athletic and have the capability with some work and training to jump well but at this point in time i would be worried to see you jump 1.35m as you have put yourself in a precarious position if your horse were to chip and refuse.
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post #18 of 31 Old 12-13-2012, 07:25 PM
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Honestly? If you were my student I wouldn't even let you near a jump. I advice reading some books by George Morris.

You need flat work. Everything a person can do wrong over a jump, you are doing. You are not folding at the hips, you are balancing off your toes, your elbows are out to the side like you are doing the chicken dance, your chin and head are tipped to far back and you are pinching with your knee.

You need to go back to basics. You need to do no stirrup work and no reins. You need to go back to square one and learn what a two point is. At this point you are throwing yourself at the horse but not giving him his head.

The excuse that he is downhill is a joke. My old 1.40 horse was downhill and I could still do an auto release on him over a 2ft fence or a 4ft fence. It didn't matter.

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post #19 of 31 Old 12-13-2012, 08:35 PM
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There has to be a way to like NBEventer's post above more than once. She's exactly right. I'd get a new trainer ASAP if she or he is letting you jump like this. It's simply unsafe. We don't mean to be harsh, but it's true - we only want your safety. If your horse has been riden in this way for a while, I'd also think about maybe getting him worked on as well ...
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post #20 of 31 Old 12-13-2012, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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I guess balance is the wrong word he just jumps better that way I agree I have to give him a automatic release but you can't always jump perfectly and in my case can never jump well. The weird thing is all the things you tell me to do I do exept fo the free jumping BO wont let us. I have the George Morris book Becuase every round counts. And books by Anne Kursinski.

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