Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Types of jumps; homemade jumps

here we see a variety of homemade jumps, from the post-and rail jump to one made of hay bales. Notice the rider's position as the horse takes off for the jump: her or his body is bent forward from the hips, back straight; her head is up, looking in a forward direction and her hands are forward and ready to move down the side of the horse's neck as the horse moves over the jump. Her knees are rested on the saddle and her weight is in her heels. This is the correct forward jumping position.

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