Do you remember how you jumped?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding > Jumping

Do you remember how you jumped?

This is a discussion on Do you remember how you jumped? within the Jumping forums, part of the English Riding category
  • Jumped what to do
  • I look up when jumping riding

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-01-2012, 08:27 PM
  #1
Trained
Do you remember how you jumped?

It's kind of an odd question I suppose, but I realized something after my first show this past weekend. I have no clue what my body is doing when I jump. I can tell you exactly where my horse took off at each fence, if he jumped round or flat, and which ones he was on auto pilot and which he was nervous about. What I can't tell to save my life is, where my hands were, my legs were, my hips, etc. I have not a freakin' clue what I look like in the air. I guess it can't be all bad or else I'd be on a horse that is stopping all the time, but does anyone else experience this "jumping blackout"?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    05-01-2012, 08:43 PM
  #2
Started
From the infrequent periods where I did learn to jump, I don't remember focusing on my position too much. I've always been focusing on getting the horse situated, counting strides, and generally just looking past the jump or to the next one. Granted, I'm not a great jumper or anything, I want to get into more in the coming years, but my mom used to jump stadium and she taught me a good deal. She told me to stay natural and don't over-think it, just to look forward and let the horse come up to you. I've always had a strong leg, and never thought to anticipate the two point. I just sit, let my waist bend according to the horse, release my hands, and keep going. I hadn't jumped in several years and auditioned for my school's jumping equestrian team, under the guise that I was a western pleasure rider. I popped over some jumps for them thinking all these jumper girls would laugh at me, but they were really surprised at my seat. When I start jumping again I'm definitely going to try and focus more on the position, I suppose. Sometimes you just have to let your body go with the flow.
     
    05-01-2012, 09:49 PM
  #3
Weanling
Now that you say it... there does seem to be a bit of a black out period. I'm going to assume these are the fences that went they way they were supposed to.

I can remember thinking "that fence felt awesome, we were really together" or apologizing cause I know I snatched him in the mouth.... but unless I can actually feel myself being loose or something I don't put much thought into it. There are too many other things to think about.

I do like to watch videos of my rides to see if I can remember the places where things weren't right. I always offer to tape the riders I school to help the visualize what they are doing. That really seems to help them correct things they just need to learn to feel.
     
    05-02-2012, 05:59 PM
  #4
Weanling
Most of the time I don't. I'll remember big things - if I felt myself leaning to one side over the jump, if I was balanced on the landing, if I was looking up - but if you ask me where my seat was or what my hands were doing, I have absolutely no idea.
     
    05-02-2012, 10:12 PM
  #5
Foal
The idea of a "jumping blackout" has been nagging me for the past few weeks- I'm so glad I'm not the only one who experiences this!!

I'm a re-beginner, and since I've only been riding about 4 months now I don't do much more than crossrails and low verticals, but I really don't know what's going on when I'm jumping! I remember the feeling of being lifted up and seeing the horse's head move up.. but other than that it's a blur. And regarding my position, all I know is that I'm trying to move up, lower my torso and move forward.
     
    05-03-2012, 09:17 PM
  #6
Weanling
I get that and it's not unless it goes badly do I remember what I did. I think it happens because once you have the jumping with your horse down you start to wonder and work on the little things like hands, hip angle exc. Get lots of videos of yourself so you can see what your doing. I know what your saying but I can't seem to find the words to explain what I'm trying to say.... But if nothing stands out to you when going o/f then there's a high chance you have very little to worry about
     
    05-04-2012, 06:18 PM
  #7
Yearling
I used to have a problem remember what my body was doing, but I took a lot of time last year to school myself mentally. It helped that I was on a horse that was a 'been there, done that' kind of horse. If I rode incorrectly he would refuse, therefore I learned how to focus on myself riding correctly and efficiently. It takes practice, and it's not something everyone can do right off the bat.

It's good to be able to think about where your body is at in all stages of the jump because that's how you start to break the bad habits; you can correct yourself BEFORE or DURING your bad habit. One of my worst habits (still trying to overcome) is losing my core. I forget to, basically, hold my core and lower back together and that prevents me from landing in my feet so instead I land on my butt. Bad, bad habit; a great way to drop rails and sour a sensitive horse to jumping. Another thing I've been working on is my auto-release. It's hard to adjust your release if you only remember to think about it after you land!
     
    05-04-2012, 06:31 PM
  #8
Trained
What's weird is, when I'm practising, I run through the whole thing out loud to myself. On approach I say, heels down, leg on, chest open, release & land. I try to account for every piece of me. I get to shows and wouldn't be able to tell you if I jumped standing on my head. I'm glad others do it. I was starting to think I was losing it!
     
    05-05-2012, 08:19 PM
  #9
Yearling
Haha, this happens to me all the time unless something isn't good :p Like, I'll either think to myself, "That must have been good..." or "WTH was that?" xP
     
    05-13-2012, 01:46 AM
  #10
Foal
Film it! Nothing helps more - it makes it so easy to pick up on things, and critique yourself. Sometimes my memory of a round is completely different to how it actually looked and rode.
You've also got a nice memento if you do an awesome round!
     

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jumped 3'0! xoSonnyLove1234 Jumping 6 06-10-2011 01:05 PM
He Jumped! He Jumped!! trIplEcrOwngIrl Jumping 39 03-31-2010 11:37 PM
We jumped - again!!! Hoofprints in the Sand Jumping 11 04-08-2009 05:03 PM
We jumped!!! Hoofprints in the Sand Jumping 8 03-22-2009 09:53 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:13 AM.


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