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        02-17-2009, 07:03 PM
      #11
    Weanling
    I would say to when your jusrt walking or trotting go into 2 point and pratice on making turns and heading for the jumps but don't actually jump them and see if you can figure out why your doing that or do little jumps and don't focus on a course or anything just your heels
         
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        02-17-2009, 07:07 PM
      #12
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by ridingismylife2    
    i have a Q!

    Sometimes when I jump I can't keep my heels down..any tips on keeping them down???

    :)
    Same with me, and no matter how much I try I still grip with the knees, that's one reason my coach said why I can't keep the heels down... Cause im not loose somewhere from knees to hips.

    And also my horse gets to excited about jumping, don't know if its nervs or she just really likes it. But any ways, I try and do half haults to slow her down and it works till the jump where she still over jumps it even tho I have slooooowed her down. Any tips on that?
         
        02-17-2009, 07:16 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    You could try lunging her before sorry im giving advice on your thread I wont if you don't want me too
         
        02-17-2009, 07:23 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Ridingismylife2~ While your horse is troting stand in the stirrups in the position of a two-point, with your heels sooooooo far down so it feels like they will slip out!!! Another way is to bring your saddle home and put in on the arm of your couch, and practice in the two-point and putting your heels down. If you do this for a while you will gratuatly sucseed with your heels down;)

    Travlingypsy~ALOT of circles, serpentines, halts, and backing up. Will help this problem. I have a CRAZY horse that does this ALL the time. All the things I mensiond really helped us.
         
        02-17-2009, 07:25 PM
      #15
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Iluvjunior    
    you could try lunging her before. Sorry im giving advice on your thread I wont if you don't want me too
    No worries, its fine! They will have two things to try now. The more the better!!!
         
        02-17-2009, 07:42 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    I would only be able to free lunge her in the arena, but not over any fences before a lesson. Because in our lessons we start with a grid to warm up and then go to a small jump.

    GSJCCrider, I think I will have to do that on my own time. Because in our lessons we wait in a line until one person makes the jump then we start trotting and if she speeds up I only have room to do a circle and then go into the trot poles, half haults and make the jump.
    Hope that made sence?
         
        02-17-2009, 07:46 PM
      #17
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    Originally Posted by GSJCCrider    
    ridingismylife2~ While your horse is troting stand in the stirrups in the position of a two-point, with your heels sooooooo far down so it feels like they will slip out!!! Another way is to bring your saddle home and put in on the arm of your couch, and practice in the two-point and putting your heels down. If you do this for a while you will gratuatly sucseed with your heels down;)

    Travlingypsy~ALOT of circles, serpentines, halts, and backing up. Will help this problem. I have a CRAZY horse that does this ALL the time. All the things I mensiond really helped us.


    Sadly I can't do that because I don't own my own horse and get to ride only once a week in group lessons :(
         
        02-17-2009, 08:17 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ridingismylife2    
    sadly I can't do that because I don't own my own horse and get to ride only once a week in group lessons :(
    How long have you been taking lessons?

    Once I started up jumping lessons again (last one was summer) my position was really week, so what I did to strengthin my position and keep my heels relaxed and down, is I would sit 4 beats, post 4 beats, jumping position 4 beats..at the trot. It helped with me at least.
         
        02-17-2009, 08:56 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    Okay well hmmm for that same thing with me lessons once a week but I will hopefully be able to convince my great grandmother to get e a horse she owns the land that the titans play on she leased it to them for 100 years and every time someone parks there she gets payed but idk she had horses when she was little so hopefully she'll thinik I need one sorry I rambled there didnt I lol
         
        02-17-2009, 08:57 PM
      #20
    Foal
    To the person with the heels problem.
    Have you got a picture?
    I would say you need to focus on riding around in your 3-point with your toes turned out so your knee comes off the saddle, just sink through your heels and relax your entire leg using your abdominal muscles to hold your upper body up.
    Raised trot and canter poles just staying in that position will help you allot I would say.

    Goodluck.

    And to the person who started this post:
    My new gelind was a top show jumper a few years ago but after that he had a rider who never really released, would be interested in any ideas on how to get him jumping in a propper bascual agian rather then the hollow inverted jump he is doing at the moment. Have been doing lots of grid work on a long rein so he can stretch down and I am over enphisisng my release at the moment so if he wants to he can reach without me getting in his way at all. Any other tips? I can't free jump cause the head instructor would kill me.
    Thanks.
         

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