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        02-22-2010, 07:31 PM
      #11
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
    Looks like you guys had fun. Just as an FYI, the forward hunter-jumper position can backfire on a XC course. If you're already riding forward, and your horse decides to pop a jump and broad jump it, you'll likely get smacked in the face by your horse's neck. You kind of need to sit back (half seat, I'm not saying sit literally) and wait for the horse to leave the ground before assuming the position.
    Will do next time(:
         
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        02-22-2010, 07:41 PM
      #12
    Super Moderator
    Welcome to XC!!! Be careful....it is very addictive. I have seen quite a few HJ people decide they like it better!!

    I, personally, think you guys look great on a XC course and should stay there. You got some good advise here. Hope you decide to dabble more.
         
        02-23-2010, 11:07 AM
      #13
    Trained
    Quote:
    Looks like you guys had fun. Just as an FYI, the forward hunter-jumper position can backfire on a XC course. If you're already riding forward, and your horse decides to pop a jump and broad jump it, you'll likely get smacked in the face by your horse's neck. You kind of need to sit back (half seat, I'm not saying sit literally) and wait for the horse to leave the ground before assuming the position.


    You should ride like that anyways.

    To the OP - if you decide to continue to venture into the world of Eventing, I highly encourage you to find a qualified and experienced Eventer to work with you. NOT a Hunter/Jumper - but an Eventer :)

    You never ride a CC fence the same way you would a stadium fence.

    Ride on and enjoy yourself!
         
        02-23-2010, 10:53 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    U have great stable leg position that's a huge benifit, I agree get an eventer to work with you. I usually position myself back when jumping xc, so instead of "over the neck" I get in that position the push it back over the centre of the saddle more. If that make sense, so if ur horse over jumps then you can survive and if ur horse chucks in another stride you can survive and if ur horse stops ur not going over their head (sometimes it still happens though, I usually land on my feet)
    But great deep heels!!!!!
         
        02-23-2010, 10:57 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    Uuuummmmmmm also, hunter jumper, is that the same as showjumper??
         
        02-24-2010, 10:20 PM
      #16
    Trained
    No, Hunters is primarily a North American discipline of riding. Google George Morris.

    It is a form of riding, to mimic Fox Hunters - but inside the sandbox. It has warped into a world of its' owh though, to which even those who helped create the sport are shaking their heads over.
         

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