06-09-2010, 02:48 PM
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The hardest part of jumping seems to be the distances!
Anyone agree with me? I was jumping oxers yesterday and the higher the jumps get, the more paranoid I get about finding a good distance. Sometimes you can automatically spot the distance out of the corner, you can decide whether you want to keep this pace, collect his pace, lengthen to get a 3 stride instead of a 4, others you have no clue until your there and you have to make a descision in a split second, wait and lean back, or go extra long. People who don't know much about riding assume the hardest part is staying on asking questions like "do you grab the saddle" do you grab their mane, I'm thinking have you ever tried finding a distance???? I almost got catupulted yesterday, since I couldn't make up my mind of whether I wanted to go deep, I started to decide to go deep to the jump, but my horse decided otherwise. Ugh.