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  1. #1
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    Default Spinoff of GM thread: Your horse's good jumping form vs. bad form

    *This is meant to be a fun thread on a lazy Sunday afternoon, so please no critiques. I just want to see some silliness other than my own *

    I love reading GM's jumping clinic, and it's really helped educate my eye as far as rider form and horse jumping form. So let's see your best jumping photos, possibly ones that you would send in.....and your worst, that you never ever ever would!

    My best (that I have on the computer):
    Horse's usual form when he jumps--not the next Rox Dene, but safe and efficient
    My best form, although my hand's rotating back grrrr.

    The worst (again, that I have on the computer.....there are some gems that I haven't scanned and realistically should probably burn):
    What was that about verticals with minimal groundlines encouraging a horse's best jump?

    ^^^Actually, switch the rider turnout on the first and last pictures and I might have one to send in if I photoshop the green vetwrap off his leg


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    Quote Originally Posted by supershorty628 View Post
    I'm not sure how to critique this one, as I missed landing in the saddle entirely... <-- I have that on video, it's a great example of fantastically bad riding.
    You could get a great score- from a diving judge!

    Is your good equitation shot from Ox Ridge? That treeline looks familiar.

    Love all the photos.



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    Supershorty, those are awesome! That 5.4 from the Azerbaijan judge was SOOOO unfair....

    Because I am a sucker for punishment, here is the "falling over the stadium fence" I referred to in the GM thread.

    FAIL



    Here is an awesome series from Stuart HT showing the wheels turning, gears grinding, everything but the smoke coming out his ears after we came over the crest of the hill to the third fence to see not only our jump #3 but jump #3 for BN, training, prelim, intermediate, etc within view, plus jump judges moving their chairs, etc.... I was saying "no THIS one!!!" as his head swiveled around like an outtake from "The Exorcist" as he pondered the options, and only realized which one we were REALLY going to jump right about the time we were on top of it.....

    Stuart1
    Stuart2
    Stuart3
    Stuart4

    But look, he CAN look really purty!

    Stuart5
    Stuart6



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    One of the better ones
    http://s840.beta.photobucket.com/use...ml?sort=3&o=10

    And the one I promised would never see the light of day. Lol
    http://s840.beta.photobucket.com/use...ml?sort=3&o=48



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    MHM, it's from Fairfield - they had the GP in the sand ring 2 years ago (eek!).

    arktos, right?? Wasn't that score just ridiculous? P.S. Love that last shot you posted, it's adorable!!



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    Hmmm...best or worst?
    http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...89059823_n.jpg
    http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...49687563_n.jpg
    This was actually in a clinic with George Morris and my mare's first time seeing a liverpool in her life. He chuckled at her. (That's him next to the standard with the lunge whip...thankfully she's brave and didn't offer to stop so we didn't need the lunge whip's assistance!)


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    Wow, this is fun! Love seeing the great AND not so great photos!

    Here's a few I have long debated sending into PH, but never quite had the guts to:

    Dante at Intermediate in 2011
    Dante also at Intermediate in 2011
    Dante at CCI* in 2009
    Dante at Prelim in 2008


    And then there's this...

    Oops, I Missed, Sorry Horse, Thanks for Taking Care of My Sorry A**

    I also have a bajillion photos of Dante jumping like sh** at Training when the fences were only 3'3'', but I didn't exactly put them online...


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    Quote Originally Posted by caughtintheact View Post
    Hmmm...best or worst?
    http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...89059823_n.jpg
    http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...49687563_n.jpg
    This was actually in a clinic with George Morris and my mare's first time seeing a liverpool in her life. He chuckled at her. (That's him next to the standard with the lunge whip...thankfully she's brave and didn't offer to stop so we didn't need the lunge whip's assistance!)
    Good thing she's so athletic - less than 4' of air over that liverpool and one of those gator's might have grabbed her!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by caughtintheact View Post
    Hmmm...best or worst?
    http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...89059823_n.jpg
    http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...49687563_n.jpg
    This was actually in a clinic with George Morris and my mare's first time seeing a liverpool in her life. He chuckled at her. (That's him next to the standard with the lunge whip...thankfully she's brave and didn't offer to stop so we didn't need the lunge whip's assistance!)
    Good thing she's so athletic - less than 4' of air over that liverpool and one of those gator's might have grabbed her!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Divine Comedy View Post
    Wow, this is fun! Love seeing the great AND not so great photos!

    Here's a few I have long debated sending into PH, but never quite had the guts to:

    Dante at Intermediate in 2011
    Dante also at Intermediate in 2011
    Dante at CCI* in 2009
    Dante at Prelim in 2008


    And then there's this...

    Oops, I Missed, Sorry Horse, Thanks for Taking Care of My Sorry A**

    I also have a bajillion photos of Dante jumping like sh** at Training when the fences were only 3'3'', but I didn't exactly put them online...
    Nice!

    Even the saving your a$$ one...



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    I have quite a few of the "bad" examples from the last several years, but I've selected my favorites

    My baby, Charley:

    Good Baby! and Not-so-great moment

    Though I have to say that I'm not totally sure that the not-so-great moment is *that* bad, I mean technically his knees are even and up and he's nice and round over (through?) the fence

    My best mare ever:

    Good mare! and BAD rider! (still GOOD mare!)

    And my pony, who is such a saint and has always put up with my helper kids jumping him around....good and bad

    Good pony! and OOPS!!!

    In my poor helper kid's credit, there's a lot wrong with the second picture, starting with the steeper-than-normal-(for the pony) crossrail with the ground line that had accidentally rolled to the wrong side, and I'm sure other things we hadn't thought of on that particular day. The less-than-stellar distance was the just the icing on the cake that caused my pony to try to sign "HELP!" with his front legs....

    Supershorty.....always love the sequence of you and Nikki. It's amazing we survive some of the things we do with (er...to?) our horses!
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    HAHAHAHHAHAHA at the 'not so great moment' PNWjumper. That's impressive form.

    I wanted to send these two in back in the day..these are from 2001 and 2002.

    I miss this pony He was clearly a saint considering I was huge on him at this point and loved to jump way up his neck.

    Then there was this. What a catchride that was.



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    So many great pix - of the good and bad....

    Here is a good I think -

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

    Here is rider thinking it was a 12 ft wide oxer and horse (good boy) chose to listen to his goofy amateur rider - *note his upper lip stretching for the distance*

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
    Last edited by doublesstable; Dec. 31, 2012 at 04:26 PM. Reason: second photo wasn't public.... enjoy my amazing eye for a distance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWjumper View Post

    My baby, Charley:

    Not-so-great moment

    How, exactly, did that one turn out?


    This is probably one of my best of current horse

    This is one of our worst/ Thankfully, this horse is pretty consistent...although I can be counted on to crawl up his neck quite often.

    Previous horse:

    Best. and This and this tie for worst.

    Horse I'm riding (and almost bought at 2 as a hunter :teehee

    One of our better jumps.
    Worst and this is, unfortunately, fairly normal over small jumps. Even without the rider error in that picture, he tends to split horribly...but does get a bit better over something a little larger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RugBug View Post
    How, exactly, did that one turn out?
    Lol RugBug! The two pictures that tie for worst with the bay are hilarious! I can't decide whether the expression on your face is better than or equal to the whole series of a fall (I'm laughing *with* you, not *at* you, for the record!).

    My "not so great" moment on Charley ended about how you can expect from the photo. A loud, crashing, pick-up-stick moment of poles going every which way. To his credit, he rallied from his spooky moment and remembered that he was supposed to jump and continued forward through the standards. This was the first fence on course, so we circled to recompose ourselves and then continued through the rest of the course nicely. We got to do the same course again in the next class and this is him over the same fence the second time. My hand is so awkwardly placed because I was just reaching back to the reins after using my crop at the base, but not gonna lie....i was a little surprised by the effort he put into the jump the second time and I ate a little mane But I was very pleased with baby horse for willingly jumping the fence that "ate him" the first time around!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWjumper View Post

    My "not so great" moment on Charley ended about how you can expect from the photo. A loud, crashing, pick-up-stick moment of poles going every which way. T!
    Phew! I guess the timing of the shot makes it looks like it's going to end much worse. It almost looks like Charlie is going to slip under the jump, which elicited the

    And I totally forgot about Orion:

    Best and Worst

    Rider error seems to be a common theme in my worst shots. Sigh.
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    Best
    http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL70.../397335865.jpg

    http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL70.../396917702.jpg

    Worst
    http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL70.../402970047.jpg
    Tried to fit a stride into the line that was NOT there. Good horse!

    http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL481.../393789226.jpg
    Our first show together. He hadn't had much showing experience and we had only had a couple lessons before the show.



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    Quote Originally Posted by caughtintheact View Post
    Hmmm...best or worst?
    http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...89059823_n.jpg
    http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...49687563_n.jpg
    This was actually in a clinic with George Morris and my mare's first time seeing a liverpool in her life. He chuckled at her. (That's him next to the standard with the lunge whip...thankfully she's brave and didn't offer to stop so we didn't need the lunge whip's assistance!)
    Caughtintheact, I think we were at the same clinic.

    We were also a little over-enthusiastic about the liverpool - http://www.tjkphotography-equitation...947_large.html

    But she can jump a nice jump when she's not being an orangutan:

    http://www.tjkphotography-equitation...964_large.html

    With my trainer in the pre-greens -
    http://www.teresaramsay.com/details....679&pid=303022

    http://www.hoofprintimages.com/mp_cl...WkHtr0112t.jpg
    "A canter is the cure for every evil."



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    DC, what a nice horse and rider! What's his breeding?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWjumper View Post
    I have quite a few of the "bad" examples from the last several years, but I've selected my favorites

    My baby, Charley:

    Good Baby! and Not-so-great moment
    LOL, that "not-so-great-moment" is priceless! I so wish that were on video.
    Whatever.



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