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post #1 of 5 Old 08-09-2014, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Jumping Critque

Ok guys before you critique please know I hadn't ridden in two months and the trainer started fixing things right away thumbs up, heels down so I am do need to fix a few things plus this is a new horse possible new purchase. This was also my first ride on her, next week I will have more videos :)

She looks beautiful in any color but PINK is our game
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-09-2014, 08:49 PM
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You look pretty good. I love the way that you're staying upright over the fence, not laying down on your horse's neck as some people do, which is not correct. Your elbows are nice and elastic, moving with the horse's head. Your eyes are up, looking ahead. The only thing is, your stirrups are too long, which is causing you to tip forward a bit. Shorten them a couple holes and you should be good. Overall, nice job! Good luck!

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post #3 of 5 Old 08-10-2014, 01:11 PM
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I like how you don't over-exaggerate your jumping, and how you seem very kind to the horse. I also like the horse from what is shown. Nice job! :)

I think you seem very unstable, though. It looks like you might be balancing off of your toes, which is a big no-no. You are sitting down a little early when jumping, which is another indicator that you aren't stable in your leg position. Shorten those stirrups a hole or two, first off. Also, think about really sinking into your heels. You want to feel your weight in your heels, and you should be posting from your legs. Think about using your whole leg to post and to get into two-point. Two-point laps work really well for this. Get into your two-point on the flat, and trot laps around the arena 2 or 3 times each direction. You'll feel it in your legs, but it's good for you! No-stirrup work also works very well.

Stabilize your hands as well. Think about keeping your elbows soft, and allowing your hands to stay in one position while the rest of your body moves in your posting.

Overall, you're doing very well! :)
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post #4 of 5 Old 08-10-2014, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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I forgot to mention that the last time I used my saddle I was on a 14.0 hand pony so that is why the stirrups are long, I have really long legs so maybe 1-2 holes up would be fine. Other then that thank-you like I said, I haven't ridden in over 2 1/2 months. I am sure she will have me doing no stirrup work or when I go to purchase or lease the mare I will work on that :)

Thanks again

She looks beautiful in any color but PINK is our game
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post #5 of 5 Old 08-10-2014, 09:41 PM
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It looks like you're posting on the wrong diagonal (not related to jumping)?
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