Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
I don't think think your lower leg is the issue - I think it's your core.
You seem a bit hesitant to the jumps, and while you are stable with your lower leg, you seem almost uncertain with your upper body.
You're focusing too much on what your butt is doing. Thin about sitting all the way to the back of your saddle all the way up to the jump. When you get to the base of the jump, just fold your hips. Don't think about standing up in your saddle, just simply fold your hips, and think about putting your hands in the center of his neck.
Is there a reason you ride mainly in a half-seat? I have found that I personally do MUCH better in a full seat. Cowboy is much easier to collect and control in a full seat, and I find it easier to find better distances, and set him up to the jumps. Maybe you could try it out and see if that helps?
Muscle memory will definitely fight you. If you can have anybody on the ground to watch and instruct, that would help the most.
You've definitely improved from your last post! I love watching you guys progress.
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