View Full Version : Hello All!
11th Aug 2002, 08:49 AM
Hi,Let me interduce myself...
I'm 11 years old and have been riding 4 about 5 months.I'm learning to jump at the moment and it's LOTS! OF FUN!:D Do any of u have any tips for jumping?
At the mo we are doing trotting in the 2-point postion,jumping lil 6 inch jumps,and trotting poles in 2-point postion.We also have to go over trotting poles and try to count out loud as we go over each pole without looking down.The horse i ride is a 15.1hh dark bay TB gelding.He's called Frankie and a real honey!:p
Here's one of my fav ponys at my riding school.She's about 12.2hh and 30+ years old and is a Granma!! Her name is Glowbug!
11th Aug 2002, 09:32 AM
Just to say that is a pretty cool sign in name, you know the way you've done it.
My name is Gemma and i have a lovely 13.3hh gelding called Maverick. We love jumping.
My tips for jumping are listen to all instructions giving by your instructor and ENJOY IT.
19th Aug 2002, 04:26 AM
Check out www.Kyrewood.co.nz .
It's where I ride!
31st Aug 2002, 11:08 AM
Hi im 14 years old and i have a Palomino Haflinger, I'm pretty new to this site (as I've ony registered today lol!)
A successful jump largely depends on the right apporch. In terms of pace, your pony should be going forward without rushing,but with plenty of impulsion and balance. The rhythm needs to be regular and should not be hurried. Another tip is to LISTEN to your instuctor and grip with your knees. but the most important tip of all is......... ENJOY jumping, Jumping isn't something to be scared about, Relax and ENJOY!:)
31st Aug 2002, 01:04 PM
gripping with your knees is the #1 no-no. gripping with your knee's will make sitting trot un comfy, canter un comfy, and you lower leg loose and floopy over jumps, and it will cause your upper body to go foward and your back to hump over sometimes. its allmost impossible to keep you leg under you and your heel down if you are pinching with your knees.
keep you eyes up and out of the dirt HAVE FUN. at first when i started jumping i pinched with my knees a little bit, my instructer made me point my toes out and that would bring my knee's well off the saddle. its not about holding on for deer life its about balance :)
31st Aug 2002, 01:07 PM
also when gripping with knee's your body can tense up and on a greener horse or any horse they will get just as tense. they are saying "oh my gosh she is scared there must be a monster somewhere" (and thats not fun, belive me lol).
the most important things are keep you eyes up heels down and to have fun!
1st Sep 2002, 12:08 AM
Thanks guys!! Your all so helpful!!
vBulletin® v3.8.4, Copyright ©2000-2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.