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post #1 of 9 Old 07-28-2010, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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What do you think of my position?

So i'm pretty sure ive been doing this corresctly, but if anyone has any advice, please let me know! thanks :)


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post #2 of 9 Old 07-28-2010, 03:26 PM
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Try reaching more to half way up his neck. I know it's not a huge deal at this point with the smaller fences but as the fences get bigger you will definitely need a bigger release. Otherwise you look to have a good stable position in this still shot.

To be completely honest though (and this isn't just at you or anything) but the best way to tell someone's strengths and weaknesses over a jump is through a video.
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post #3 of 9 Old 07-29-2010, 12:48 AM
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You look pretty good. The only thing I noticed were your hands...I'm not sure if I'm right but it looks like you're leaning your hands on his/her? neck.

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post #4 of 9 Old 08-08-2010, 12:00 AM
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To be honest its not a very good pic for position critique... video or full side pics are the best. From what I can see, in addition to what is above, you could put a bit more weight in your heels and raise yourself off the saddle a bit more. It may be the picture but it looks like you are balancing on the balls of your feet a bit and almost touching or touching the saddle...
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post #5 of 9 Old 08-08-2010, 02:06 AM
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I cant really see but it does look as if your resting your hands on the horse's neck, and you could use a bigger release... But other than that, you really look good. (from what I can see lol)

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post #6 of 9 Old 08-15-2010, 02:21 PM
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It looks like you have a good start there. But it looks like you might be slouching a bit. One shoulder looks lower than the other. And your head looks tilted, though it could be the angle of the picture.
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-15-2010, 02:47 PM
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looks good, but remember to look up. look into the distance. Another thing you can do is get someone to hold up their fingers to a different number every time you jump and when you are jumping then yell out how many fingers they are holding up. that can help you to remember to look up.
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post #8 of 9 Old 08-15-2010, 02:48 PM
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^^ Its hard to tell if you are looking up or not in the pic so if you are, I'm not picking on you, I just can't tell
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post #9 of 9 Old 08-25-2010, 07:53 PM
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looks alright :)
stick those heels down and them hands up his neck and look towards the next jump and it will probably be PERFECT :)
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