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post #11 of 25 Old 04-22-2010, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Eek! I have my first jumping lesson since forever next week, and I'm terrified now. How the $^#$ did your horses get over those jumps? That must've been scary.
Don't worry, I'm sure you'll be fine! It wasn't scary at all, I was more just annoyed!

Yesterday I had a great lesson. We worked on stopping and adding in the lines so he had to listen to the distance I picked. This was NOT easy, he prefers a 14 foot stride and can count. Even if the distance would be perfect on the add, he wanted to leap out in the 'correct' number. "You stupid girl, this is a six stride, not a seven!" Lol, he's so much fun! I've never ridden a horse who can add and take out without feeling any different!
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post #12 of 25 Old 04-24-2010, 08:00 PM
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Eek! I have my first jumping lesson since forever next week, and I'm terrified now. How the $^#$ did your horses get over those jumps? That must've been scary.
Meh, no worries! It was entirely rider error.

Horses jump blindly. They cannot see the fence when they are about 1, 2 strides away because it is completely out of their line of vision. So they rely 100% on their riders solidity.

So, when a horse takes a big spot, that is rider error. The rider either someway told their horse, "Ok now" through their bodies position - either dropping their shoulders, their heads, jumping ahead, etc, etc - which is what I did, I dropped my shoulders and gave him the signal "ok now"

I'm more annoyed at myself for permitting it to happen, instead of staying tall, solid and supportive to the fence, I stopped riding and he said "ok Mom".

It is a learning lesson for the rider, that's for sure!

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post #13 of 25 Old 04-27-2010, 06:30 PM
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Ah yea, definetly been there lol.
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post #14 of 25 Old 04-27-2010, 07:54 PM
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I dropped my shoulders and gave him the signal "ok now"

I'm more annoyed at myself for permitting it to happen, instead of staying tall, solid and supportive to the fence, I stopped riding and he said "ok Mom".

It is a learning lesson for the rider, that's for sure!
LOL - at least you guys have nice ponies who will jump for you!

We got a funny distance and when I panicked slightly and dropped my shoulders, Leo decided...welll....he decided this:







I wish I had some of my spectacular long spots with Brooke - they're kind of amazing.

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post #15 of 25 Old 04-27-2010, 10:58 PM
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lol, trust me Junior - Nelson doesn't always take the jump. Majority of the time, he'll stop dead in his tracks, causing me to continue on riding the fence without him.

We need to thank our lucky stars for horses to refuse to take the jump when we error in this way, because they teach us, they teach us to face the facts of what we as the riders are doing incorreclty, and teach us to correct them, so that we can be more cometant and solid riders - for our horses.

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I wasn't so lucky :(
I went flying, slammed into a wall and broke my foot. That was almost 4 months ago, I just got the okay from the doctor yesterday to start riding again.
I wish I had video of more of the lead up to the jump, I still don't know what I did wrong. I thought I was sitting deep in the saddle with a nice steady stride to the jump and then he took off early and caught me totally off guard.

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post #17 of 25 Old 04-28-2010, 06:04 PM
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lol, trust me Junior - Nelson doesn't always take the jump. Majority of the time, he'll stop dead in his tracks, causing me to continue on riding the fence without him.

We need to thank our lucky stars for horses to refuse to take the jump when we error in this way, because they teach us, they teach us to face the facts of what we as the riders are doing incorreclty, and teach us to correct them, so that we can be more cometant and solid riders - for our horses.

:)
hah!

I hated riding Leo...but I agree, I'm thankful for the time I spent with him. He certainly taught me how to ride to the base of the jump! bahahaha. Brooke doesn't refuse jumps, she generally just leeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaps over them. Gets the message across to me just the same XD

Geez endless journey girl - glad you're finally back to riding! That was an amazing dismount!

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I just started riding a horse who FLYS over jumps!! I have only dared to take him 2'3 - he takes off soo early! He can take/add strides without feeling much different, and he's not hard to stay with, but I think it's so funny... He's just sort of been trained into the habit becuz he's privately owned by a friend of mine & I always laugh at how much effort he puts into tiny jumps, especially being 16 hh!!

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post #19 of 25 Old 06-17-2010, 10:11 PM
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I came across this sequence today, it made me think of this thread [the pictures are from last winter]:






The jump was by the second set of standards, by the way. -_- I didn't ride it nearly as well as 1dog and MI did, bahaha.

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post #20 of 25 Old 06-19-2010, 10:59 PM
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Horses jump blindly. They cannot see the fence when they are about 1, 2 strides away because it is completely out of their line of vision. So they rely 100% on their riders solidity.
So how do they know WHEN to jump with inexperienced rider?
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