Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Two things come to mind. First is, if you are paying a trainer, why isn't he/she helping you? Secondly, Take a video so that we can accurately assess what you are doing.
But being left behind is typical of a pendulum stance where your leg goes back behind the girth as your body goes forward towards his neck at the beginning of the jump - as you come over the jump, your body swings back, your leg goes in front of the girth and you get left behind. If that is what is happening then you need to keep you leg steady at the girth and instead of leaning your body forward, pivot back from your hips so that your backside moves back instead of reaching forward. Let the horse come up to you instead and you will not swing like a pendulum.
BTW, I would stop jumping until you get the problem figured. You are not doing your horse any good and will end up causing him to shy at the anticipation of the jump and the bump in his mouth.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.
Last edited by iridehorses; 04-14-2010 at 08:02 AM.