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Sghorselover 01-09-2010 11:54 PM

Tips on Jumping???
So i just started to jump on xmas eve and i need tips have any good ones????

xoSonnyLove1234 01-10-2010 09:11 AM

One is to always be relaxed!

ridingismylife2 01-10-2010 11:00 AM

-Don't get into the habit of jumping ahead. So many riders have this problem and it can take time to fix it.
-Keep your heels down and keep your legs by the girth.
-Don't grip with your knees (legs swing back if you do)
-Ride the rhythm of the horse and wait for him/her to get you into the right position.
-And most importantly... have fun! :D

nirvana 01-10-2010 12:15 PM

Having strong core muscles will help a whole bunch.

Sghorselover 01-10-2010 01:12 PM

oh thanks!
any more theses are really good im writing these down!!

HorsePride 01-10-2010 05:15 PM

Look up - not at the jump. Look where you are going and up and yeah, there's heaps! Look up on Google. :) Have fun.

AKHorseeGal 01-10-2010 05:40 PM

Always smile! Even if you're scared, if you smile, you will relax.
Once you are relaxed, everything else will follow. :D
Don't let your horse refuse, If he does then take him over it again. Don't let him slow down after the jump, if anything, speed up. Look ahead, Have fun!
P.S. When you get a bit more confident, Practising for jump offs (i.e. tight corners) is really good practise and great fun.

ridingismylife2 01-11-2010 07:44 AM

Also, if you get nervous start singing in your head or out loud. It helps you relax. :)
And don't look at the jump. You should be looking where you want to go after the jump.

MIEventer 01-11-2010 11:01 AM

Find a Coach.

savvylover112 01-11-2010 11:39 AM


Originally Posted by MIEventer (Post 518799)
Find a Coach.

Best tip here I second this :D

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