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ktj1791

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ktj1791 says:

jumping with her head down

hi guys i have a NF X Appaloosa pony who is 6 years old and that i have brought on since she was 4. I have schooled her she now is strting to work correctly on the bit however, when jumpign she does not change and carries her head low, this makes it very difficult for me as i rider to fold and balance. She also has an extremely short neck and i have quite a tall upper body, i find it hard to stay in jump positon for the correct amount of time and dnt release very well. Please give me some tips and advise on what i can do to improve and what i can do to improve cheyenne. Here is my youtube account so you can watch my vids and see what i mean:  http://www.youtube.com/user/ktj1691 please comment on the video and subscribe also. Also if you like i am new to your horse please add me as a friend and we can chat about our horses...

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soniadevereux

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Re: jumping with her head down

I used to exercise an appaloosa for a friend and she failed to tell me his "quirk" about jumping. So the first time i did this I slid down his neck as he never put his head back up.  After a few (about 10 ) front door dismounts I learned to stay on, don't know how, but reflexes kicked in. I know this doesn't help but it may make you chuckle!!

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showjumper2

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showjumper2 says:

Re: jumping with her head down

From the first too pictures your mare does not look too bad in all honesty.

 

I think flatwork is the answer. Your mare is jumping a little on the forehand so really work on getting your horse working from behaind with pleanty of impulsion. lots of gridwork  with a X pole straight then another x pole and then a spread reallly get your horse to use herself over a fence.

 

lots of transitions. make sure your mare does not rush the fences it looks as though (i know photos are only a snapshot of what actually goes on!)  you have hit a few long ones.

 

you need to, as a rider, balance yourself, independatly make sure you dont get infront of the movement and your botom stays over the center of the saddle fold from your hips. slid your hands you the horses neck with the movement, dont wait for the movement to meet your hands.

 

i hope this helps :) X

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ktj1791

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ktj1791 says:

Re: jumping with her head down

hi thnx yh tht does giving her some time of jmping for a while so hopefully she will cme back better and we can both improve again...

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debby1111

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debby1111 says:

Re: jumping with her head down

listen you can balance your self on her by leaning a bit forwardand go with her ...

I don't know why you want her to jump with her head up ! that will be too uncormftable for her and horses which jump with curved low neck are better jumpers than the ones who jump straight necked ... i mean thats how a horse is supposed to jump like =) xx

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