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        04-27-2010, 11:32 PM
    I used to get left behind all the time, I found that counting the strides in my head helped me know when to go into two point and if the horse was going to take off a little early or get in close to the jump. Eventually you won't have to count anymore and you'll just know. I also agree going into two point a couple strides ahead is good as long as you have an experienced horse. You don't want to try that one with a horse that is prone to running out or refusing, in that case unless you have a solid 2-point you want to be sitting in the saddle until the horse takes off.
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        04-30-2010, 01:42 PM
    I get that problem sometimes with Damper, as she will try and take off a bit too soon for the jump. But my instructer tells me that I must sit tight and hold her back if I feel she is going to take off too early instead of just going forward with her.

    But I agree with upnover, and maybe you should just practise on strengthening your position over smaller jumps, and as soon as you are better at keeping up with the horse then you can resume your normal heights. Good luck.

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