Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
First of all, I really want to commend you for going out and exploring the world of form over fences and really taking the time out to educate yourself and your eye on this matter.
I really admire that! And good for you! It is entirely up to us to educate ourselves on this matter, so bravo!
On that note, she really isn't that bad. Her leg is solid at the girth and her heels are down. She has a nice angle in her knees. Although she is jumping ahead - if we were to turn the picture sideways, I guarantee that her seat is much to far out of her tack and her crotch is over the pommel of her saddle.
She is attempting an automatic release, which is great -but failed due to her lurching herself out of her tack. And yes, her hip angle is muchly exaggerated -but again, that is due to her trying to jump the fence for her horse, instead of allowing her horse to do that for her.
Now on that note, when I look for a coach, I don't look to see what degree they have under their belt with instruction - lets face it, there are many people out there with coaching tickets, who cannot coach worth a lick of salt.
I personally, look at their years of experience, how well they ride, their students ride and what accomplishments they have. How well do they focus on their students well being.
Anyways, I am proud of you guys for really making the effort to educate yourself - good for you!
Take this picture here, and compare it to the picture in the thread "Jumping Form" - and see what simularities you catch or what differences you see.
This rider here, her form isn't "great" but it isn't bad either.