Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia.
You should get an instructor/trainer as said above, if you can't find a friend who is an excellent jumper and ask for them to give you a hand. As anrz asked, who is new to jumping. You or your horse? If both of you are, without an instructor/trainer/friend. Point blank, You won't get far. Although in some cases people do (but I do NOT reccomend it). Non- stirrup work can do wonders, two-point. Not just little bits, but holding it for around an hour (It works), on the flat! You should be able to feel if you are centered, is it possible that your stirrups are different lenghts, sometimes the left one becomes stretched from mounting.
How old is your mare? Has she got the muscles to jump higher. Are you rushing into jumping her higher/harder to quickly? There is ALOT you need to think about, that is why I reccomend a trainer. I've been jumping wihout one for 6 months. I use to jump with a trainer, and now I have a HUGE ammount of bad habbits, now I'm back jumping with a trainer, so things should improve.
Sir Success. Eventer.
2000 - 2013,