Critique our jumping lesson please!!!
These were taken today. Only in California can it be 85 degrees and sunny this time of year! Please critique us. http://www.horseforum.com/userpix/68...box_jump_1.jpg
and a buck :D http://www.horseforum.com/userpix/688_buck_1.jpg
haha go california!!! love it here... anyways..
first pic; really nice. your leg has slipped back a bit, however i really like your leg from what i can see- your ankle is flexed yet relaxed, and you have an appropriate angle in your knee for hte size of jump you are doing. your upper body is also very good- looking up and doing a very good short crest release.
second picture; horse looks lovely. i would like to see your hands closer together, even if you are getting your horse in a frame. i would also like to see you turn your leg out so you foot is pointed out a little more.
third picture; i can't really see this one.. haha
forth picture; horse is very overbent, but i am assuming this was just a correction because you are fine in all the rest of hte picutures.
fifth picture; REALLY nice. you can open your hip angle a little, because your butt should be a little closer to the saddle at this point in the jump. (i am just being really picky haha)
sixth picture; don't you just love horses? :roll: haha
I will critique this picture because I prefer critiquing on the flat. I'm not sure if you were working on suppleness and flexing or if this is an over extension. If it is an attempt to bend, he is bending solely with his neck and has popped his shoulder outward. His front legs and neck are now on different tracks. I would suggest more inside leg with the outside leg at the girth to contain the shoulder. Use much less rein, your hands have moved far too much. Focus on bending with your legs, as opposed with your hands. When bending, at all times, the horses nose should be in line with his ears. In this picture his nose has be pulled inward. Bending should only be done to the extent of seeing the corner of the horse's eye, no further. If you can see more, you are over bent and probably bending with the neck as opposed to with the body.
I understand when applying pressure with your leg your heal has a tendency to go upward. This is common in riders. I'd like to see your heal down further. Your outside shoulder has also collapsed. As you straighted your shoulders, you will shift your weight on your seat bones more evenly while applying evenly distributed weight in the stirrups. If your horses has a tendency to lean on the inside, shift more weight to your outside stirrup while remaining balanced on your seat bone with shoulders aligned.
Look up! :wink:
You seem to be a very good rider. Good job!
haha yea I know that picture it looks like I am hauling on the inside rein.. which I am because he wanted to spook at the cows next door. they were all mooing and running to the other side of the field which they do everyday at lunch time and he was like WHAT IS THAT so yes that was me going LOOK AWAY and he did. I don't know why I put that on here, the heat has scrambled my brains.
Just in case any of you were wondering he is full tb. I have had people ask me about his breeding, everything from anglo arab to hanoverian.
Nope, he def. looks like a TB. :wink:
Just keep your shoulders back when riding and also dont die up the horses kneck when jumping, keep yourself back slightly.
in the first picture you need to give with your hands a tiny bit more.apart from that lovely jump and good position
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