When you are going over a jump can you have you hands on the horses neck?
So yea when you are jumping can you have your hands on the horses neck? And I don't mean like pushing on it like all my weight is in my heels put could I just lay my hands on their neck? Or do thhey have to be up?
Are you still following the movement of your horses mouth/head over the fence? Your hands don't neccessarily have to go up the horses mane....but you can also release by putting your hands on the side of a horses neck.
Here is a picture of Horse Forums very own Allison Finch:
If his mane is getting in the way prob best to cut it a bit. And also if your having trouble getting your balence when having your hands up the neck try trotting and going into the two point it really helps and makes your legs stronger
I Slide my hands up the neck of my horse when jumping. It's a bit of a hit and miss sometimes my hands end up on the side of the neck others close to the mane. I use to aim to go up the neck high and then I got use to my horses jump and jumped bigger then I went with feel. The one on the display picture is not the normal way, he bolted into that jump :) Posted via Mobile Device