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    08-04-2010, 11:06 PM
Having Some Problems Over Fences...

Jerry and I can do jumps up to 2 feet fairly decently. We have those random refusals every now and again, and my position is near perfect. But when we raise it to 2'3, I brace with me heels. I kind of stand up in the stirrups, and my heels come up. I don't know why I do it, (my stirrups are short enough), but I would like to know how I can fix it.

Any suggestions?
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    08-05-2010, 10:38 AM
When I was training a four year old OTT THB for my friend I would do that too, so I was doing a bunch of different stuff to try to figure it out, on why this was happenin, so I tried tieing my reins,and just as we go to go over a jump when I do my two point I dropped the reins, and hold out my arms, I know its used for different things , but I found it helped alot, it made me push my heels down more, tighten my legs n foucas. But im also not very afraid of anything and I train a different way than most people. But its worth a try if you fall try it again, it will take some time but you will get it just like I did.
And now my legs are nice and tight n they don't move anywhere when I am jumping other horses.
    08-05-2010, 11:46 AM
Oh, that's a good point! I do jumping with no reins, and I feel a lot better, but as soon as I pick up the reins, I start bracing and standing again!
    08-05-2010, 10:50 PM
Well try getting someone to lunge you and your horse over the fences, while yur arms are out it gains trust and balance for not just you but your horse, he/she will feel that yu trust him/her and get more comfortable, he will start putting his head down and relaxing, lunge around a couple times, and once you feel comfortable with it, try it again, if not go back to lunging again. This wont happen over night just give it some times you will for sure get it:)
    08-06-2010, 11:27 PM
Maybe you could approach the jump in two-point from a few strides away? That way you'll already have the position there.

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