Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
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The first piece of advise I would give to someone I knew would be to stop jumping until you had more control on the flats. Over jumping or not, if a rider can't keep their seat on a cavaletti, they really should not be jumping.
Too many "trainers" push their students into doing things before they are ready. It should not matter what the student wants at the moment, it is more about what is good for the rider and the horse. A poor seat often leads to hanging on the horse's mouth for security, among other bad habits.
In this case, you can build your confidence by getting a stronger and more secure seat then by trying to jump before you are ready.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.
Last edited by iridehorses; 09-25-2010 at 09:00 AM.