is my jumping position really bad??

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is my jumping position really bad??

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    10-07-2008, 07:40 PM
is my jumping position really bad??

I use to be alot worse but has got slighty better, but I can't seem to get into the proper 2 point?

Unfortuantley I havnt been able to jump for about 2 months! :O because I have no horse to ride at the moment =[ but my position use to be ALOT WORSE look at this old photo below!
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    10-07-2008, 07:52 PM
No, I don't think you look bad at all! Maybe point your toes a little bit more forward and put your weight in your heals so that you don't get so far ahead of everything. But otherwise, you look good to me.
    10-07-2008, 07:58 PM
Thankyouu..Yeah I am terrible with my heels! Especially when jumping, I try my hardest to keep them pushed down hehe!
    10-07-2008, 08:40 PM
Don't worry, I do the same thing!
    10-07-2008, 09:26 PM
You really arn't all that bad and you are improving, that's the most important thing.
    10-07-2008, 09:45 PM
I don't think you look that bad, you just need a little work - but who doesn't?!
Maybe try to shorten your sturrips the next time you get to jump, it might help get your heel down.
    10-07-2008, 11:15 PM
I think everyone has had the heal problem. =) I think I still do, but am not sure since no one has commented on them for a long time. The way my instructor has us fix it is by having us jump with no stirrups

Originally Posted by juju    
maybe try to shorten your sturrips the next time you get to jump, it might help get your heel down.
I don't think I've ever jumped with shortened stirrups, does it really help that much?
    10-07-2008, 11:27 PM
Originally Posted by Apollo    
I don't think I've ever jumped with shortened stirrups, does it really help that much?
It helps me keep a more secure leg and keep it where it's supposed to be, but it doesn't really effect my heal all that much. It also helps me to keep my horse oving through the jump-sometimes when I jump, he wants to sleep over the jumps. It sort of just give me more contact with my lower leg.

But that's just me. (:
    10-08-2008, 09:32 AM
Thankyou for the comments everyone =]
Next time I jump I will shorten my stirrups and pushhh my heel down as much as possible hehe!!
    10-08-2008, 11:19 AM
Green Broke
You have improved quite a bit! Good for you! No, your position is not bad! But like all of us there are areas you could improve on.

Two things I'd work on...
1) You're jumping ahead of your horse (a lot in the older pictures, still some in the recent ones). Your seat in your half seat (2 point) should still be over the middle of the saddle. Any time you're over your pommel, you're ahead of the motion and out of balance with your horse. People usually jump ahead because they're "jumping for their horse". Remember to stay closer to your saddle (your seat is a little too high) and allow your horse jump up to you as you close your hip angle.

2) Remember to distribute an even contact through your leg with your thigh, knee, and calf. It looks like you're pinching harder with your knee, which will cause your lower leg to slip back. More apparent in your 2nd recent picture. Your stirrup should be completely vertical, you can see how it's pushed back as your lower leg has swung back. In the first picture you've turned your toes out so that you're heels are digging into your horse. You've gotten a lot better with that! But it does all go back to keeping and even contact with the inside of your leg.

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