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post #11 of 17 Old 08-21-2013, 12:34 PM
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It's not jumping styles, it is fear of the jump. IMO your pony needs time lunging over poles and small cross rails and/or cavaletti. I do not own any scopey horses right now, but I am training my trail horses to go over obstacles on the ground. THIS is bc when they encounter a log or obstacle on the ground I want them to react like my lesson horses did after ad nauseum being asked to jump small jumps. They would step over them like, "do I HAVE to go over this...AGAIN" (...big horse yawn.)
This is the reason that seasoned jumps don't over jump, and I'm not talking about talented International Jumpers who are careful and clear their jumps with something extra. It's the been there/done that that will help your pony. =D

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post #12 of 17 Old 08-21-2013, 12:36 PM
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Here's video of one of my jumping rounds back when I would sit down early...

Compared to now (although I of course STILL have things to improve on right now - releasing more, not pinching so much with my knees, not rounding my shoulders, etc) so this is by no means perfect, but I at least stopped it with the sitting up too early...now on to the next thing I can focus and improve on! ;) Aren't we ALWAYS learning?!

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post #13 of 17 Old 08-21-2013, 12:52 PM
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I didn't read all of the other posts but it looks to me like you're coming back into the saddle a bit too soon and that's why you're being bumped out.

Good luck, I'm sure you will improve with lessons etc.
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post #15 of 17 Old 08-21-2013, 10:19 PM
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I do not see a reason for your horse to lunged over jumps or poles. This is something to two of you need to work out together. You have a nice leg position, but you lose it in the air when you need it most. Try keeping the stirrup more on the ball of your foot so you can push your heels down over a jump.
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post #16 of 17 Old 08-27-2013, 01:17 AM
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As many others have said, you are "jumping ahead" of the horse. You need to sit back, and wait for the horse to start to lift off the ground before you go into your two point. Jumping ahead can result in getting popped out of the saddle since you are throwing your weight at the horse prematurely. The horse is not at the highest point of the jump, yet you are at the lowest point of your two point. Therefore, the horse's upward motion is throwing you up and back, especially as it reaches the top of the jump. Because you are thrown back at the highest point of the jump, you continue to fall backwards as the horse descends, making you fall even further behind. You appeared to be looking down at the jumps in several of the videos. Looking down only encourages you to jump ahead. I would pick a point just above eye level as you approach a jump. Do not take your eyes off of the point until you have landed. This will help you sit up more during the approach, take off, and landing. Also, grab the horse's mane on your take off until you begin to get a feel for when to time your two point. Hope that helps! :)

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post #17 of 17 Old 08-27-2013, 01:22 AM
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Sorry about the second post. You are also very rounded through your shoulders. Pull them back and try not to collapse at your core. That will also help with jumping ahead and leaning up the horses neck.

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