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post #1 of 8 Old 03-30-2011, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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THinking about trying jumping

hi i'm new to the english discipline and am thinking about trying jumping! If anyone has info about jumping i'd appreciate it a lot! Thanks!
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-31-2011, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 8 Old 03-31-2011, 08:46 PM
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Browse the forums and you will find lots of good info on jumping!

Have you mastered english riding? You should have a pretty good grasp for it before attempting jumping, so I'd reccomend getting lessons with an instructor that also does jumping lessons, so she can help you move that way :)

I just started my jumping lessons about 4 months ago and I love it! It can be overwhelming at first, but it is so rewarding when you nail a jump.

Good luck & have fun!!

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post #4 of 8 Old 03-31-2011, 09:18 PM
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hehe that's awesome your going to love like Eliz said it can be overwhelming in the begining but when you get that jump in a perfect balence !!!! You will never forget it ! But you sould maybe conceder getting a trainer tho if you don't already have one.
Have Fun !!!!

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post #5 of 8 Old 03-31-2011, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks so much guys! I'm looking around for a trainer right now and hopefully will find one! Can't wait to get started!
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Definitely! A great trainer is priceless. I travel about an hour every week, but its really worth it!

Oh, and keep us updated, pictures are always welcome! ;)

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post #7 of 8 Old 03-31-2011, 10:09 PM
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Pictures are a must!

If you can, when you ride at home practice the 2 -point position. It will give you a boost with balance and leg strength for when you come to jumping.
Also - read read read! I found it helped me out when I came to lessons. I was teaching myself beforehand and I found I zoomed ahead a bit more in my classes.

Good luck and remember: pictures!

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post #8 of 8 Old 04-03-2011, 09:13 AM
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Ya, Practice by standing on your heels and leaning forward slitghtly andd act like you are holding reins
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