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post #1 of 5 Old 08-02-2013, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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Jumping tips?

Ive been riding English/hunt seat for about 5 years and im learning how to jump now. Does anyone have any tips for distances, equitation, and just overall tips?
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-02-2013, 12:17 PM
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post #3 of 5 Old 08-02-2013, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe4d View Post
hang on
Way to help Joe4d...goofball.

I was going to say don't fall off.

Regardless, are you working with an instructor or attempting to self teach? Hopefully it's the former. It's very easy to develop bad habits quickly and you need a pair of eyes on the ground to coach you. If you have been doing good flat work for the past 5 years, jumping should be a mere formality since flat work is the most important part.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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Make sure you give enough so you don't rip your horses mouth out!
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Ride the course as if it were on the flat. Jumping, regardless of hunters or jumpers, is a way to test you and your horse's training. Throughout a course, you will change leads, shorten and extend strides, count distances, correct balance issues (especially in jumpers), and keep a good, and controlled, gait. There are 12 fences in some courses. The rest of the time, you are on the flat. You need to perfect your flatwork before worrying about jumping. Every loophole you took around the flat work schooling will be evident when you are jumping, since you need to be in constant control and ready to change something at any moment. You have to be aware of everything around you- your horse, the next jump, how you should land after the first jump to get to the next, what lead this jump will take.

Also, don't over-think the jumps. So many people, including myself, like to jump ahead of the horse's movement. When I tried correcting that, then I would get left behind. Don't think ahead and don't try to under-think it either. It's a jump. Shift onto your thighs and release. The horse's movement is what opens and closes your hips. That big two-point you see Grand Prix riders doing? It's just a shift onto the thighs and a big release. The horse is what puts you into the position the rest of the way.

Good luck! Jumping is a great way to test yourself and your horse. And, it's such good fun too!

It's where I learned about working hard
And having a little was just enough
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distances , english , equitation , hunt seat , jumping

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