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post #1 of 6 Old 09-13-2009, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
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Jumping posistion

Any tips for a good jumping posistion?, lately i have found i am falling foward after the jump because my pony has a huge action over the big ones and i have started jumping bigger alot and have really noticed it, any tips???
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post #2 of 6 Old 09-13-2009, 12:41 PM
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That can sometimes be a tough one to fix. You have to make sure you don't start coming back too early and opening your hip angle too soon, catching your horse in the back. Make sure you stay closed over the jump. Close your thigh over the top of the jump and tighten your abs on landing trying to hold your self up. You don't want to brace with your hands on the neck either cause that will get you into a bad habit. Hope this helps some. Good luck.
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post #3 of 6 Old 09-13-2009, 03:29 PM
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You need to find your horses "sweet spot".

I used to ride a short backed Appendix. Lovely horse, beautiful and fun to ride, but a quick and sharp jump. If you didn't sit "just right" over his center of gravity, wherever that was - you'd end up being shot forward just as what is happening to you.

You need to get on the lunge line and find your horses center of gravity and start to learn to feel your horse under you. You need to work on finding your horses sweet spot, so that you can remain balanced over her - start small, and increase when you've found it.

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post #4 of 6 Old 09-13-2009, 04:46 PM
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I had a bit of an issue with this and I found instead of going straight down into sitting if I could make myself halfseat for stride (assuming we weren't in a tight combination) then I could find my center and go back to sitting. Although might not be a good suggestion, because lately I'm getting too forward of my center of gravity and its becoming a whole nother problem in the problem to fix the problem. Ahaha if that made sense.

But I adore your little pony!
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post #5 of 6 Old 09-14-2009, 08:38 AM
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Well, I haven't been over jumps THAT big, but I do find sometimes I fall forward when I land. It helps me to think of staying back over the whole jump. Since I already have a bad habit of jumping ahead, I usually am consciously thinking back, back, back, over the jump. As long as I don't shift too far forward in the air, I'll be in a good spot to land.

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post #6 of 6 Old 09-14-2009, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the help guys, I'm going to jump her tomorrow and see how it goes, i'll try my best to use everyone's advice.

Thanks 'upsidedown' :) i'm going to have a look at yours now :)
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