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post #1 of 23 Old 06-19-2015, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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First time jumping :0

I decided to be a big girl and jump my horse (my first time jumping) and i was wondering if the horseforum could give a me bunch of handy tips on starting out. I'd like to get into sj/h next season but i don't have much money for an instructor as of yet unfortunately. I'm finding that Teddy tends to jump from quite far back and already i feel i'm trying to anticipate this rather than ride him into the fence, maybe ground poles would help? Please be kind with the pics i have no idea what i'm doing lol!
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post #2 of 23 Old 06-19-2015, 07:47 PM
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I'm rather new to it to. but one thing I see is you're not coming out of the saddle far enough. Try to stand up in your stirrups then going into the jumping position, you're bottom should be up out of the saddle! Using trot polls and going into position over them can help with position! It's very fun! Best of luck learning!

One thing you can do to help the early jumping is place a poll three steps (one stride if you are cantering) in FRONT of the jump, it will help him place himself before the jump.

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post #3 of 23 Old 06-19-2015, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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thanks so much!! i'm going to get some poles and have a go. I've been watching a few videos on riders positions before and over a fence and it's a great help! nothing like lessons though :/
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Again, I'm pretty new to. In the first pic anyway, you are up out of the saddle but are to far up onto his neck, this may be because you

A) Went into position to early
B) Went into position to late and were thrown up onto his neck

SECOND pic is where you are to deep in the saddle. Of course, lessons with someone who knows what to look for will definitely help.
Also, HEELS HEELS HEEL. Make sure you keep those heel DOWN, which will also help with position and keeping you up out of the saddle off his back (and keep you from falling)

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post #5 of 23 Old 06-19-2015, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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The first jump was a lot smoother for sure. The other one he tried to jump the chair instead :o
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The first jump was a lot smoother for sure. The other one he tried to jump the chair instead :o
Have to be careful about that, the chair is almost much the same height as what you WANT him to jump.

Another thing that I think to be helpful in not anticipating, is to look at something in the distance (as closely aligned with the center of the jump would be best) and keep your eye on it. It would help you not look down at the jump, not anticipate, and help you steer straight to the center of the jump, which will also help the horse not jump your chair.
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post #7 of 23 Old 06-22-2015, 08:57 AM
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I would put those rails down way lower. If this is your first time jumping, it's a lot more difficult for you to be learning at that height. Cavaletti's and small cross rails (like 18 inches or lower) is where you should be starting. Getting left behind (which is unavoidable when starting) is much less of a big deal when they're small compared to when they're big. Practice tons of no stirrup work to strengthen your leg and help you not rely on your stirrups. As stated above, placing a rail a stride out will help with the distances. Just takes time like anything else! But once you perfect it at the smaller height, it will be easy to move up!
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post #8 of 23 Old 06-22-2015, 09:05 AM
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If you cannot afford an instructor, at least gets some good books on how to jump. Jumping with a horse results in 10-40 times greater risk of a head injury than riding the flats, depending on what statistics you choose to believe.

You might try George Morris's books, or order Harry Chamberlin's 'Riding and Schooling Horses'.

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Are those downpipes you are jumping over? I can't quite see, but if so, the sharp metal ends would concern me. Solid timber poles are great - blunt ends, tend to fall down not get flung up, don't generally trap horses or break - safer option. Happy jumping!

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Thanks for the advice everyone! they are plastic pipes that make an absolute racket if they are touched.
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