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Equus123

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Equus123 says:

How does my jumping position look?? please help!

 Hello everyone,

This is my second jumping lesson and i would like to ask y'all how my position is looking! am i too far forward? back? anything you think will be greatly appreciated!

thankyou xxx

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melxvengeance

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Re: How does my jumping position look?? please help!

I think you're leaning too far forward and too far out the saddle for the height of the jump, also your elbows look as if they are sticking out and your hands are a bit wonky, leg is a little too far back too. also your reins look a little tight.

 

however for your 2nd jumping lesson i think it's fine, it's easy to work and fix and this should come with time

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Equus123

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Equus123 says:

Re: How does my jumping position look?? please help!

 How about this one

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CharParsley620

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Re: How does my jumping position look?? please help!

 Who's in your display photo doing cross country then? 

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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Equus123

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Equus123 says:

Re: How does my jumping position look?? please help!

 My auntie! 

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CharParsley620

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Re: How does my jumping position look?? please help!

 well in that case, for your second jumping lesson I'd say you look pretty good. It can take people ages to get the hang of the motion.

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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Equus123

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Equus123 says:

Re: How does my jumping position look?? please help!

 Thankyou for your compliments and advice! they are greatly appreciated!

 

xx

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dollymix

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dollymix says:

Re: How does my jumping position look?? please help!

I don't think you position is bad at all! I think your lower leg position is neat, with your heel nicely under your hip. My one criticism is that you could do with allowing more with your hands. In both pics, it looks like you have tucked you hands under you, which in turn, makes your elbows stick out a bit. You need to let your hands move forward to allow your horse to stretch his neck! The length of rein looks fine, but more 'give' with your hand would help.

 

Well done! Certianly not bad for a second lesson

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CharParsley620

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Re: How does my jumping position look?? please help!

 I'm quite enjoying the horse as well.

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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lydiarose

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lydiarose says:

Re: How does my jumping position look?? please help!

CharParsley620 said:

 I'm quite enjoying the horse as well.




Woodhouse JT <3

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lydiarose

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lydiarose says:

Re: How does my jumping position look?? please help!

lydiarose said:
CharParsley620 said:

 I'm quite enjoying the horse as well.






Lol. Why did I feel compelled to do that?



Think you look like you're doing well so far, just a bit more give as someone else had said!

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