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    08-08-2011, 09:39 PM
About 2 strides before the fence, think of bear hugging the horse with your lower legs. That should keep your lower body a bit more secure and keep you from being tempted to pinch with your knees. It'll help keep you from getting bounced up onto the horse's neck too. Looks like your off to a good start.

That's a sweet looking indoor arena. I'd love to ride in there.
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    08-10-2011, 05:36 AM
Green Broke
I was thinking of having them placed in front of the fence, so that the horse keeps trotting in, which would help let you keep your balance. Since the horse is deciding to canter a stride or so away, it seems like it is interfering.

Plus, then you are two-pointing over the trot poles, so can focus on driving your heels down, and keeping your leg strong.
    08-10-2011, 10:01 AM
Ah I understand now. Well the canter was part of the exercise. It wasn't X that was deciding to canter, my trainer would tell me 2 or 3 strides away to make him canter since I wasn't comfortable cantering completely to the jump.

Plus, then you are two-pointing over the trot poles, so can focus on driving your heels down, and keeping your leg strong.

I really like that idea, so I'll try and mention it to my trainer next lesson. Thanks for clarifying. :)

Thanks also Puck! I will keep that in mind as well. :)
    08-10-2011, 04:16 PM
What I see most is that your heels are up and your not gripping with your lower leg which is why when he has a rough spot your falling on him and taking several strides to get back up. Think about sinking your weight down into your heels and keeping your calf on to hold your leg in position which will then hold the rest of you in a safer postion, even on the rough spots :)
    08-10-2011, 10:36 PM

I dont' know enough about jumping to add anything worthwhile to the very good commentary already here, but just wanted say I see distinct improvement and you two make a really adorable pair. Congrats on being asked to excersize a horse. That is a real ego/confidence boost. You are doing very well and have the kind of "can do " attitude that people notice.
    08-14-2011, 07:38 PM
While your learning, you should try getting into a 2-point a few strides before the jump. Then you can grab mane and focus on your heels and let the horse do his thing. Watch the strides as you come up to the jump so you can learn some spacing too. :) Stay out of the saddle for a few strides as well after the jump to avoid pulling on the horse's mouth on the landing.

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