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Save me from myself!
I bought my new horse (the little paint) approx 2 months ago. He's an amazing jumper and he's come a REALLY long way with me. His changes are balanced and his jump is much more appropriate for the fence. Here's my problem: I went from a horse that jumps pretty flat (my warmblood) to a horse that pushes off hard, is very lofty, and has an active hind end. My position has suffered quite a bit and i CANNOT seem to get it under control.
He's such a good boy and he's coming along so well, i don't want to screw it all up by have a painfully pathetic jump position.
the top three shots are of my new boy. the bottom shot is of my warmblood. sorry the quality isn't so fantastic... they were taking from a vid.
Why not post the video?
i can't because i used some colorful language after he jumped the big Swedish oxer at the very end of the course! (he was such a good boy... i yelled "F Yea!!!" at the very end)
Can you edit out the sound, or crop the end out?
i have no idea how to do that... but lemme see if i can edit the vid somehow and post it.
okay so my trainer doesn't upload her lessons on youtube so the vid is only available through facebook... problem with that is of course, i cannot edit my language at the end of the vid. anyhow... here is a quick clip of him jumping when i first got him. i posted this before so some of you may have seen it already. but it gives you an idea of what is happening with my jumping position.
I'm not an expert by any means and am still learning proper two-point myself, but I'll point out what I see.
You need to put more weight through your heels, as you are clenching with your knee/thigh and are not balanced above your leg. On the descent, your toes turned out and your back rounded. You also look to have come down on his back a little hard.
Your horse is a very cute jumper, and you both look very confident over the fence.
All I can see from the video is that you don't stay in your two point long enough. He pops you out of the saddle since you appear to be a little behind the motion and then sit down before he's done jumping. Maybe try folding at the hip a little more to keep with his motion better.
Hard isn't it ;) To learn how to be a rider instead of a pilot.
You'll learn to like that powerful jump.
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