Horse's Jumping Conformation

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    11-02-2013, 12:59 PM
Horse's Jumping Conformation

Please critique my horse's form over the jump. I have spent all summer working up to 3 foot jumps and would like some other opinions on how she handles them. She is fairly green to jumping but I have been in touch with trainers and plan on going there within a few months. I know my form is not top-notch and my feet are a little too far back, but my trainer and I are working on it so don't be too harsh on me, remember I just would mainly like opinions on my horse. But if you have friendly tips to help either of us out, feel free to let me know!

P.S. I know some people disagree with using the chairs as jumps, I have bought new jumps now and these are pictures are from a month ago so please don't ridicule them, keep in mind I am looking for opinions on the HORSE not my training techniques, the plastic chairs actually fall over very easily if knocked contrary to what some people would think. Thank you for your time!!
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    11-02-2013, 02:16 PM
She doesn't look terribly careful with her hind end, but other than that, I love her little jump! She kinda' looks arab to me. What is her breeding? Lovely lovely little jumper mare. Are you planning on showing? You definitely should!
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    11-02-2013, 02:22 PM
Showing is a definite yes this next show season :) we just started jumping at the beginning of this summer and we both love it! But as for her breeding, your guess is as good as mine. I have had people guess everything from morgan, to quarter, to mustang haha but I rescued her about a year and a half ago, she was in the worst shape then but has turned out to be the best horse I could ask for. Here is a picture of her without tack and whatnot that will help you see her better :)
    11-02-2013, 02:31 PM
Here is a picture of her
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    11-03-2013, 12:08 AM
Ah I see now! Definitely not an arab. Much more robust build. I'd say Quarter blood as well. Very sporty. Love her!
    11-04-2013, 06:24 PM
The horse is very cute, looks to a capable lower level jumper.

I must comment on one thing, while your position overall isn't that bad, that saddle does not fit your AT ALL. The flap is too long and large, and the seat looks too big as well, you and your leg are sliding around over the fence and it's really not doing you any favors. If you can find a more suitable saddle, you will notice a huge difference in staying with the horse over the fence, and I'm sure the horse will appreciate your more stable position as well!

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