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post #1 of 12 Old 12-02-2010, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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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?
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post #2 of 12 Old 12-02-2010, 07:44 PM
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Putting your hands ON their neck physically is called a "press release" as you are pressing your hands into and up their neck. It is very acceptable.

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Putting your hands ON their neck physically is called a "press release" as you are pressing your hands into and up their neck. It is very acceptable.
Oh yea... Oops forgot about that! Yea I always have trouble moving my hands up though :\
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post #4 of 12 Old 12-02-2010, 07:54 PM
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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.

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post #5 of 12 Old 12-02-2010, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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Yea I try its just every time I try to move my hands up they get stuck in his mane :\
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Of course you can, I do it when I jump sometimes.
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post #7 of 12 Old 12-02-2010, 08:04 PM
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I'd say just keep practicing it, that's something a lot of people have trouble with! The release is important, whichever way you do it, so that you're not yanking back on your horse's mouth.

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post #8 of 12 Old 12-03-2010, 01:42 PM
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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
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post #9 of 12 Old 12-04-2010, 01:29 PM
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If his mane is long enough you can do a running braid. It's pretty quick and easy once you get used to it, and you don't have to trim their mane up.

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post #10 of 12 Old 12-07-2010, 04:32 AM
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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 :)
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