Jumping Indoors (A few minor problems)

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    11-14-2008, 01:46 PM
Smile Jumping Indoors (A few minor problems)

This is like the second time we jump indoors, so we jump about 20 cm. Lower than what we usually jump, because there's less space indoors and both horse and rider need to get used to the more sharp turns and less speed than what we rode outside.

Sorry the danish text at the beginning.
It just says:

Jumping on Indy
! My Birthday !

It goes pretty well!
Only a few mistakes.
Highest jump: 90 cm.

The problems I have is getting the distance before the jump right, and getting the rthythm. Sometimes I 'let go' of the horse too soon and 'jump' before the horse jumps, which causes it to jump too soon, and I need to be able to hold it in the same rhythm the whole way. Also, I need to sit more still and wait for the jump to come to me, instead of trying to ride to it.

When we rode outside, I had alot of problems!! It was very rare that it would be good enough. But now, inside, it's more easy to hold him back since there's not so much space and he doesnt run, and it's going twice as well!

This is probably the best learning pony ever, when it comes to jumping! I really learn alot from him..

I accept comments and critique, but be nice.. :)

Springning på Indy - HesteGalleri.dk
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    11-14-2008, 06:41 PM
I think that your horse would benefit from a running martingale. I have to use one with Indy because he will run too. It will also help your horse not to have his head sticking straight up the entire time.

Anyways, you looked great and your horse is lovely!
    11-15-2008, 05:46 AM
Originally Posted by ponybabe    
I think that your horse would benefit from a running martingale. I have to use one with Indy because he will run too. It will also help your horse not to have his head sticking straight up the entire time.

Anyways, you looked great and your horse is lovely!
Thanks alot! I already have a martingale on him, but I guess I need to tighten it a little bit, since it doesn't really help.. x(
    11-15-2008, 08:04 AM
Well first of all before reaching for that buckle to tighten the martingale, how is your flat work? Does your horse work on the bit? Does he have a nice controlled cantered rounded using himself?
Good base of dressage is the key to a nice jumper. Once you have your horse well schooled on the flat a controlled jump course is just natural. I am a jumper and dressage is certainly not my strong point but I concentrate on this aspect when training my jumpers.
Basically a jump course should be ridden like a dressage test but with jumps in between
Also I noticed you "hunt" into the fence your trying to achieve that good take off point by using your seat and even a bit of hands like literally hunting him into the fence instead my advise would be sit relax take a breath and that take off point will find you. Your horse looks like a lovely type and a honest jumper.
Good luck in the future you look like you two will make a great team and have many wins ahead of you.
    11-15-2008, 08:41 AM
I agree with what the others said and I mostly agree with the standards of flatwork first. I had this problem that you are having a few months ago with my friends horse, I had to learn it to jump. Because I just got on it once my friend warmed it up it just ran into jumps. So I had to learn it the basics of groundwork all over again, I also had to make sure it responded to my signals when I asked for them. After this he jumps brilliantly and my friend has won about 5/13 shows.

Plus I also noticed that before you jumped the jump you leaned back a little bit, maybe just try and lean a lil foward, this can then allow you to stand up a little bit in your stirrups and then the jump will come. Also after you jumped the jump you again leaned back a lil bit and I could see you slightly pulling on your horses mouth. Again try and sit up like you would do if you was just cantering round.

All in all you and your horse look fantastic and I hope you and your horse have fun in the future, plus I think your a perfect rider for yourself and the horse. Good luck :)

    11-15-2008, 12:14 PM
I can't lean forward because I have to stay back and have the horse in front of me, and other wise he speeds up too much..

I only ride him once a week, in jumping, and he usually goes to hunts in the weekends and the other days he's used in the riding school so they don't really do so much work with him.. :/ When I ride him dressage, I can get him to go very nicely down with his head, bend and curve the neck. But it takes time since he's so stiff, and that only happens like once a month when I'm asked to ride him an extra day..

This is the kind of pony which you need to do everything perfect with if you want it to result perfectly! :p But thanks for the advice everyone, I'll definetly try them out next time! (Though that will be in a while, he has some kind of sickness and no one knows what it is o.o')

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