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    • 1 Post By davidsonknollfarm

     
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        08-20-2014, 06:21 AM
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    Two Point Too High

    Good morning to all! I curious if there are any sort of exercises that can lower one's two point? The teen girl that shows my OTTB gelding with jumping has a certain problem with her two point being too high and when I say that I mean that her shoulders are set rather high above the horses neck when she sets herself forwards. This is due to riding a horse without hardly any neck for 5 years of her 7 years of lessons and leasing horses,and needing to be two point higher. She has great form everywhere else. Are there any exercises that could help with that. Currently we are exercising dropping her hands, and mentally weighing down her shoulders which has worked this far without disrupting the rest of her form. Thanks all!
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        08-28-2014, 12:40 AM
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    Are her stirrups too short? Maybe try shortening them a hole. Does she prop her hands up on the neck to support herself? Doing some rein less jumping may help. Possibly stirrup less as well because you tend to use the very least muscle needed so you won't get yourself as much out of the saddle if that makes sense.
         
        08-30-2014, 07:09 AM
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    Originally Posted by caseymyhorserocks    
    Are her stirrups too short? Maybe try shortening them a hole. Does she prop her hands up on the neck to support herself? Doing some rein less jumping may help. Possibly stirrup less as well because you tend to use the very least muscle needed so you won't get yourself as much out of the saddle if that makes sense.
    No stirrups are just right and doesn't hardly use her reins and doesn't touch the neck which is why this is such a minor problem yet a hard one to solve. :)
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        09-06-2014, 08:03 AM
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    When I taught beginners or intermediates to ride I never had them stand up in their stirrups to do a half seat or two point position. I just had them bend at the waist and bring their hands forward up their neck. Of course, heals down eyes up.

    Get on the horse and show her what she is doing and then show her what you want her to do.

    The other thing is ride with out stirrups A LOT! Like half the lesson. Posting, sitting and half seat. Walk trot & canter. The best way to get a good seat.
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