Friday, March 3, 2017

How to approach a jump

I honestly hadn't given it a lot of thought, but...

It was brought to my attention that I've been taught a LOT of ways as the "correct" way to ride into and over a jump.

- A two point not so far off galloping position, fairly rigidly up and forward and out of the saddle, for the whole time on course. Only change is a crest release at and over the jump.

-A forward seat with a closed hip angle, but three-point contact. No release over the fence.

-A forward light seat with a closed hip angle, crest release over the fence.

-A moderate two point, but with the seat well clear of the saddle, with a release and the hip angle closing more over the fence as the horse comes up.

-Upright modified three-point into the base of the fence, folding and releasing simultaneously as the horse comes up.

Which one of these is correct?

It turns out the answer may be... Yes.

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