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    01-26-2012, 02:57 PM
  #11
Yearling
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No, I don't think so. I keep my leg on and try to keep him forward to the jump, but at the very end he just like, deflates. Haha I don't know if that makes sense. It just seems like he loses his momentum right at the base. X(
Make sure that you're looking up. When you're going towards the jump, sit deep, push your heels down, and squeeze. When he gets to the point where he should be taking off, take a whip and smack his rump! After a few times, he'll understand. That's what it took to get Mudpie to stop hesitating. It's an inexperienced, green thing. Also, make sure you don't drop him over fences or throw yourself up on his neck. Sit back and wait(:
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    01-26-2012, 07:37 PM
  #12
Foal
Okay! Thanks Mudpie! And I think he is just used to flinging himself over fences. He was a foxhunter before I got him, so he's been jumping for a while. (hes 17 and was doing it for 10+ yrs) and apparently the man riding him had the reins in one hand and a flask in the other x)
     
    01-27-2012, 02:32 PM
  #13
Weanling
Oh my aching back. I was riding a horse today that usually takes off early for the jump so I was riding to the base trying to insure she DIDN'T take off early. Apparently I over compensated and she stopped right before the jump and then popped over. Totally yanked everything in my back out of place! Make sure it's not something you are doing unintentionally!
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    01-27-2012, 02:57 PM
  #14
Foal
Haha that's happened to me before too rotten! Except my face landed on the horses neck and it popped out my permanent retainer and chipped my teeth x(
     
    01-27-2012, 02:59 PM
  #15
Weanling
This horse makes me laugh when I ride her. Last week I was trying to trot over a single pole on the ground and she kept leaping over it like it was a huge jump
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    01-27-2012, 03:15 PM
  #16
Foal
I had this problem with my pony and horses. The thing that took me the longest to figure out was that it wasn't my horse it was me.

I was the one hesitating. Not my horse. Once I stopped my horse stopped and went right over. My horse was just feeding off of the energy I was giving off.
     

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