critique my jumping
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding > Jumping

critique my jumping

This is a discussion on critique my jumping within the Jumping forums, part of the English Riding category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        04-21-2008, 05:32 AM
      #1
    Foal
    critique my jumping

    Hey everyone could you please critique me and my new horse sparky, this jump is the first time I have jumped him at my house, I have other pics that I will put on later thanks in advance

    Take off :



    Thanks again[/img]
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        04-23-2008, 10:17 PM
      #2
    Foal
    helpful hints....

    First if your looking down... look up!! It could become a big problem once you get to higher heights. Also- try to stay more in the saddle... but looks good if this is on a new horsey!! Good luck with him :P
         
        04-24-2008, 12:32 AM
      #3
    Showing
    No critique from me. You have quite a cute looking horse
         
        05-05-2008, 03:40 AM
      #4
    Foal
    Looks good, but I have a few things and none of this is ment in a rude way.

    1. LOOK UP!!!! If you look at the ground that's where you'll end up.
    2. Give more with your hands, when you start jumping higher your horse will need more rein to land nicely without you pulling on his mouth.
    3. Sit closer to the saddle and stick ya bum out more, and your body closer to the horses neck
    4. Keep your lower leg stronger and a bit more forward.
    5. Hands a bit further up the neck especially when you jumping higher.

    But overall nice :) :) :)
         
        05-05-2008, 11:24 AM
      #5
    Showing
    Move your leg forward, & keep your eye forward too. Straight ahead. :)

    Very cute horse!
         
        05-05-2008, 05:19 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    Try a smidge longer rein, so your horse and reach over the fence so that he can learn to use himself correctly. In this picture you're jumping ahead, which can be not only dangerous but can cause alot of inconsistancies throughout your ride. Scoot your butt towards the back of your saddle, and bend at your hip. I can't quite tell if you need to shorten your stirrups a hole, but you might want to so that you don't get the sensation that you're pushing your feet against the stirrups to get out of the saddle. Instead, butt back, hips bent, and when your horse jumps, allow him to close the angle between you and his neck, and close the angles of your legs and your hips being bent. :)
    Also, don't grip with your knees or your heels, use your lower leg to secure youself.
    It's great that you are holding mane, and not using his mouth for stabilization, and it looks to me anyway that you are looking up.
    Other than that it looks like you're off to a great start!
         
        05-05-2008, 07:12 PM
      #7
    Trained
    Sparky looks really good :) nicely tucked and collected :)

    Your position does worry me a tad though. I say this because you look a little flimsy in the saddle in this shot. It looks as though if anything happened you would fall right out of the saddle. This concerns me a bit.

    Everyone else has given good advice. Work on locking your lower leg in place and watching up where you are going. Your peripheral vision will help you see where the jump is in front of you because as said, if you look at the ground there is a high chance you will end up there :) try some exercises off of your horse to help strengthen your lower leg

    For a jump of this size you are definitely too far out of the saddle too. Let the motion of the horse moving forward bring you forward in your saddle. Your bum should be a lot closer to the saddle and your position a little more down from the shoulders. Your upper body should be somewhat parallel to his neck without leaning on it.

    Your release could be a tiny but more but when you get the right position its easier to slide your hands up a little to give that release more comfortably
         
        05-05-2008, 07:15 PM
      #8
    Started
    You seem ahead of your horse.
         
        05-06-2008, 09:37 AM
      #9
    Foal
    Every one has pointed out the problems, so im not here to critique.

    First of all lovely horse , and next if that you in your dp you postition seems correct, so maybe it could be the small jump, don't know. But nice looing horse
    Katiii your first point, is exactly what my instructor says lol
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:01 PM.


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