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post #1 of 5 Old 04-07-2008, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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jumping a m, any tips?

the other day it jumped just over a metre for the first time it might not be alot but its a big accoplishment for my group and me, as it was the first for all of us. However does anyone have any tips on jumping a metre? when i jumped that height i came right out of the saddle, i just think it was the first time jumping that height so i was a bit out of it. I luckly didnt fall and was able to recover and get away safely lol. any tips on postion etc? thanks
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-08-2008, 05:04 PM
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Your position should be the same for every fence

-heels down
-eyes up

Congrats on jumping that hieght

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post #3 of 5 Old 04-09-2008, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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thanks i think that my heels were coming up and that was my problem. i had to kick after the first jump to encourage the horse i was riding to jump the m, so i think my position was all over the place. thanks for the tips
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-09-2008, 07:17 PM
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Just remember, a jump is only a longer, higher stride.. nothing to get freaked out about. Keep you position steady and you'll be fine.

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-10-2008, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
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thanks justdressageit i just always had a fear of jumping after one lesson where things kept going wrong lol, but im trying to gain back that confidence
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