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    01-21-2011, 08:32 AM
Jumping for Beginners

(I did post this thread in horse riding but I thought I might also post it here) anyway I have gone over a few small jumps lately and I was wanting a little bit of critique just so I can try and get a good position early!!!

Here is my only good pics one is of me jumping and another of me approaching the jump and the other is landing (sorry stating the obvious)!!!

I know that this is a really small jump but it is a starting point!!!

Here is a couple of videos sorry that is wasn't very good filming!!!

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    01-21-2011, 09:05 AM
Here is another video that might show my approach better!!

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    01-21-2011, 07:12 PM
Please people post some tips as I am going riding this afternoon!!!
    01-24-2011, 01:19 PM
Your stirrups need to be about 2 holes shorter, you are standing in your stirrups instead you should be holding yourself up with your legs. You need to keep your heals down, also your back should be parallel with the horse, your back is almost perpendicular. Try sticking your butt out.

You need to release. Don't plant your hands on the horses withers, slide them up to about the center of his neck.

Last, don't sit down so soon, that's why it looks like your horse is hitting the rail with his back foot, in the last picture.

Good luck, and you have a really nice horse.
    01-24-2011, 03:56 PM
Love your pony. I just went over a few small jumps lately too, so I don't have many tips, but your heels should be down. It looks like your standing up, rather than crouching over the horse's neck. When you approach, check him with your rein and also put your leg on. If he goes too slow, he'll probably either stop or do a massive leap. If you go too fast, you could panic, then he'll panic. Or he'll rush over it and stumble or something. Yeah, don't sit down too quickly, or go into jumping position too early either. Stay with him all the way, until he lifts his front legs off the floor.

These links might help.

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Tips on Horse Jumping...? - Yahoo! Answers
    01-24-2011, 04:12 PM
I totally agree with erikalynn. (btw your ponys gorgeous ) I will add a suggestion though, that you sit up a tad bit more on your approach (however I can see in the videos your horse approaches pretty quick). Just from the photos though it looks like you're not waiting for him quite long enough... but its hard to tell in the videos. Just my opinion :)
    01-24-2011, 07:25 PM
Thanx I will have some better vidoes in a couple of days!!!! :)

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