Judge my form and my horses? - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding > Jumping

Judge my form and my horses?

This is a discussion on Judge my form and my horses? within the Jumping forums, part of the English Riding category

    Like Tree1Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        12-18-2011, 06:30 PM
      #11
    Foal
    In a nut shell: Shorten stirrups, and push away :)
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        12-22-2011, 06:45 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    Shorten your stirrups a tad, and get off of the horses back! All your body is laying on him! Your whole stomach, and everything is lying on the horse, causing it to be 10 times harder on the horse to jump.
         
        12-26-2011, 02:51 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    I think you look pretty darn good. I would also agree your stirrups should be shortened. I would also give the horse a tad bit more rein/release. Looks good besides those minor things :)
         
        12-27-2011, 04:16 AM
      #14
    Yearling
    Lets start at your seat! Your stirrups need to come up at least two holes, possibly more. This will put your thigh ahead of you more and so keep your position more secure. Mine go up 5 holes from flat to jumping.

    Then work on the ground to develop your balance for jumping.
    Fold your body from the hips until your shoulders are in a verticle line with your knees and toes. Your hands will now need to go ahead of you so you'll need to shorten your reins. I teach the automatic release from day one - I honestly cannot abide the Show Hunter positions! Your hands then need to go either side of the horses neck so that you have a straight line elbow hand horses mouth. If your body is correct then you will have no problem doing this. Look ahead of you so that you know where you are going - to the next jump not the ground.

    Youe seat will need to move back a little and will lighten itself in the saddle - you don't deliberately lift yourself off the saddle. Once you acn maintain this position well in walk trot and canter then add a small fence. Being able to sit still and let the horse do the jumping is quite hard for some people - they want to throw themselves over the jump before the horse.

    In the air, keep your body straight over your horse so that he is able to jump evenly and cleanly, tipping to one side will cause the horse to drop or dangle a leg.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Form Over Fences II, or common form faults and how to fix them maura Jumping 16 05-10-2013 07:30 PM
    I want you to judge my horses conformation! Kingzy Horse Riding Critique 7 06-26-2011 04:59 AM
    Donít Judge a Horse by its Breed; Donít Judge a Rider by her Clothes Nature2horses Horse Stories and Poems 4 03-28-2011 04:34 PM
    please judge my quarter horses conformation apachewhitesox Horse Riding Critique 11 12-10-2010 07:35 PM
    Judge my horses position. PintoTess Jumping 8 09-05-2010 08:28 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:27 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0