As the name suggests.. lately whenever it comes to jumping I've been either:
A) eating dirt, or
B) very close to it!
I havent done alot of jumping before, heck- only a few lessons spread out over quite a long period, but I just can't seem to get the knack of it! I seem to get left behind every time. There have been a handful of jumps where I've gone over wonderfully, but they are few and far between. I consider my flatwork pretty solid (I've been doing it for 7 years!), but when it comes to jumping I'm clueless!
I'm just wondering if I am worrying too much about trying to not anticipate the jump and overjump it, instead of lifting out of the saddle a touch more than necessary in order to get over the jump sucessfully? Sorry, that was confusing for me even Hard to explain what I mean!
I do have a trainer who is with me all the time coaching me along, but just wondering if any of you had this problem or know some simple exercises that might help? I am always doing cavaletti work, trot poles etc in various distances/combinations but so far it hasnt helped with the 'getting left behind' bit!
Should I practice two-point? I have pretty terrible leg strength- do you think if I did some leg exercises it may help?
Throw some ideas at me hehe