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

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  • 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
    I love my Econo-Nag!

  • #3
    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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    • #4
      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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      • #5
        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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        • #6
          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!!
          http://www.youtube.com/user/supershorty628
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          • #7
            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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            • #8
              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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              • #9
                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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                • #10
                  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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                  • #11
                    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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                    Horses in the NW

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                    • #12
                      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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                      • #13
                        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, 03:26 PM. Reason: second photo wasn't public.... enjoy my amazing eye for a distance!
                        Live in the sunshine.
                        Swim in the sea.
                        Drink the wild air.

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                        • #14
                          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.
                          Keith: "Now...let's do something normal fathers and daughters do."
                          Veronica: "Buy me a pony?"

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                          • #15
                            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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                            Flying F Sport Horses
                            Horses in the NW

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                            • #16
                              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.
                              Keith: "Now...let's do something normal fathers and daughters do."
                              Veronica: "Buy me a pony?"

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                              • #17
                                Best




                                Worst

                                Tried to fit a stride into the line that was NOT there. Good horse!


                                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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                                • #18
                                  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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                                  • #19
                                    DC, what a nice horse and rider! What's his breeding?
                                    ~Veronica
                                    "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
                                    http://photobucket.com/albums/y192/vxf111/

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                                    • #20
                                      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.

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