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post #1 of 23 Old 01-09-2010, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Tips on Jumping???

So i just started to jump on xmas eve and i need tips have any good ones????

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post #2 of 23 Old 01-10-2010, 08:11 AM
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One is to always be relaxed!

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post #3 of 23 Old 01-10-2010, 10:00 AM
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-Release
-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.
-Relax
-And most importantly... have fun!
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post #4 of 23 Old 01-10-2010, 11:15 AM
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Having strong core muscles will help a whole bunch.
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post #5 of 23 Old 01-10-2010, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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oh thanks!
any more theses are really good im writing these down!!

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post #6 of 23 Old 01-10-2010, 04:15 PM
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Look up - not at the jump. Look where you are going and up and yeah, there's heaps! Look up on Google. :) Have fun.

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post #7 of 23 Old 01-10-2010, 04:40 PM
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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.
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post #8 of 23 Old 01-11-2010, 06:44 AM
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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.
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post #9 of 23 Old 01-11-2010, 10:01 AM
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post #10 of 23 Old 01-11-2010, 10:39 AM
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Best tip here I second this
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