Tips on Jumping???

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Tips on Jumping???

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    01-09-2010, 11:54 PM
Tips on Jumping???

So I just started to jump on xmas eve and I need tips have any good ones????
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    01-10-2010, 09:11 AM
One is to always be relaxed!
    01-10-2010, 11:00 AM
-Don't get into the habit of jumping ahead. So many riders have this problem and it can take time to fix it.
-Keep your heels down and keep your legs by the girth.
-Don't grip with your knees (legs swing back if you do)
-Ride the rhythm of the horse and wait for him/her to get you into the right position.
-And most importantly... have fun!
    01-10-2010, 12:15 PM
Having strong core muscles will help a whole bunch.
    01-10-2010, 01:12 PM
Oh thanks!
Any more theses are really good im writing these down!!
    01-10-2010, 05:15 PM
Look up - not at the jump. Look where you are going and up and yeah, there's heaps! Look up on Google. :) Have fun.
    01-10-2010, 05:40 PM
Always smile! Even if you're scared, if you smile, you will relax.
Once you are relaxed, everything else will follow.
Don't let your horse refuse, If he does then take him over it again. Don't let him slow down after the jump, if anything, speed up. Look ahead, Have fun!
P.S. When you get a bit more confident, Practising for jump offs (i.e. Tight corners) is really good practise and great fun.
    01-11-2010, 07:44 AM
Also, if you get nervous start singing in your head or out loud. It helps you relax. :)
And don't look at the jump. You should be looking where you want to go after the jump.
    01-11-2010, 11:01 AM
Find a Coach.
    01-11-2010, 11:39 AM
Originally Posted by MIEventer    
Find a Coach.
Best tip here I second this

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