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    12-31-2011, 06:37 PM
  #1
Foal
Jumping Pictures.. If you guys have tips id love to hear!

Most recent Jumping 3'3 and hacking
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    12-31-2011, 06:45 PM
  #2
Weanling
The first pic is the only one I can see anything to really critique...your heals could be down further, and you seem to be jumping ahead of yourself...other than that,your head is up looking towards the next jump and your hands are in good position. Everything else looks good!
     
    12-31-2011, 06:50 PM
  #3
Foal
Thank you! Ill keep everything in mind!
     
    01-07-2012, 10:59 PM
  #4
Weanling
You look good!
     
    01-10-2012, 10:22 AM
  #5
Weanling
I am in love with your first pic!
     
    01-10-2012, 10:34 AM
  #6
Weanling
Over fences you need to be wrapping your leg around the horse with your knee angle open (like when doing a squat). Your release is in the right place, but it's floating over the horse (unless you are holding mane). You need to drop your hands to the crest so you don't rotate them back and grab your horse in the mouth.

Your over fences problem is the same on the flat, you grip with your knees. Your ankle and heel aren't anywhere near the horse's side. Pull your belly button up a little (rolling you back on your seat bones) and open your hip angle.

You also have my biggest flaw... open piano hands. An open hand creates an inconsistent contact. Once you close your hand and use your elbow as a spring, your horse will really come into the bit.

Otherwise you look very confident and relaxed.
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    01-10-2012, 11:37 AM
  #7
Trained
I have piano hands too and there's a photo of me somewhere on my old pony with "broken wrists" - ah hands, they never do what we want them to. Um.

You want to carry your hands with your elbows at your sides. Don't spill the coffee mugs! You're ducking a little and seem to be ahead of the movement over your fences and tipping forward a tad on the flat but not very much.

Your knees are gripping your saddle and causing your lower leg to swing back over your fences, I do that too. It's very common. If you open your thighs a little and consciously think about trying to keep your heels anchored to the ground and your leg more forward it will help. Duck feet are a cause AND an effect of pinching knees, and you'll find if you fix those feet your knees and thighs will improve. Yours aren't bad though, mine are about there now and I've been working on them for MONTHS.

It's really interesting reading the different advice offered. My coach is constantly telling me off for relying on Monty's crest/mane, but that might be because I tend to duck a little and by leading UP and forward with my hands, my upper body follows and I don't duck as badly. It's the complete opposite of MudPaint's advice which is to use the crest as a "marker" if you will and place your hands in a particular spot on the horse's neck over each jump until you've landed and can re-establish contact.

I hope I'm not upsetting you by mentioning this - but please don't jump in a standing martingale. I know yours is adjusted loose but I just feel like a running martingale is much safer. I don't know if you ride hunters or jumpers, though, and a standing is a much cleaner look for the hunter ring if that's what you ride. So take my advice as coming from a purely jumpers rider (we don't have hunters here in Aus, not in the sense the USA does at least) and apply it only if it's applicable to your discipline.
     
    01-15-2012, 08:51 PM
  #8
Weanling
I think your pics are really lovely, your horse has a great scopey jump. I think the only thing I see maybe is your "piano" hands as its been put. Just have a more steady contact. Other than that I don't think youv to much to worry about
     
    01-15-2012, 09:00 PM
  #9
Weanling
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Originally Posted by blue eyed pony    
I hope I'm not upsetting you by mentioning this - but please don't jump in a standing martingale. I know yours is adjusted loose but I just feel like a running martingale is much safer.
Yey am just after spotting that, I think I have only rode in this type of martingale once in my life because the horse kept throwing his head up in the air. A runing martingale is much better for jumping, It allows more movement for the horse going over he jump, if he has to stretch his neck ..or (it happens us all) miss a stride and they get in to deep or take of a mile away on landing your horse will get a hard jab in the mouth.. So that might be something to think about.. good luck
     
    01-15-2012, 09:12 PM
  #10
Yearling
I think your leg looks FANTASTIC! The only thing I could really see was the crooked hands and maybe even bringing them up just a tad. But that's being nit-picky, nobody's equitation is perfect! Very nice :)
     

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