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Thread: XC schooling- getting our bravery back! (with photo overload)

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    Thanks all

    Quote Originally Posted by bexnstar View Post
    Brilliant well done and lovely pics you'll be off to the MKEC 3DE again before you know it.
    I bloomin well hope to next April/May

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    Well done you! I know how hard it is to get back to it after a knock and you are doing brilliantly! Love the turquoise too One of my main faults was always tipping forward and 'dropping' the horse before take off. I cant tell you how much it helped to have someone (a good RI) on the ground shouting "lean back!" as I was coming into a fence! Of course I was never actually leaning back, but it made me sit up properly as its so important not to get in front of the movement, as you know. Can I ask, do you jump with your stirrups so long for any reason? If it were me Id be whacking them up, it will help your stability no end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by four socks View Post
    Well done you! I know how hard it is to get back to it after a knock and you are doing brilliantly! Love the turquoise too One of my main faults was always tipping forward and 'dropping' the horse before take off. I cant tell you how much it helped to have someone (a good RI) on the ground shouting "lean back!" as I was coming into a fence! Of course I was never actually leaning back, but it made me sit up properly as its so important not to get in front of the movement, as you know. Can I ask, do you jump with your stirrups so long for any reason? If it were me Id be whacking them up, it will help your stability no end.
    I always try and have someone with me, I find a shouty friend helps, some are more shouty than others though We've got a few XC jumps at the yard so I'm hoping regular practice over those will help.
    RE: stirrups, I ride quite long anyway, those are 2-3holes shorter than my usual length (which is shorter than it used to be), so I'd never thought they were particularly long I suppose I could try putting them up a bit and seeing how it goes, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoniedaspony View Post
    I always try and have someone with me, I find a shouty friend helps, some are more shouty than others though We've got a few XC jumps at the yard so I'm hoping regular practice over those will help.
    RE: stirrups, I ride quite long anyway, those are 2-3holes shorter than my usual length (which is shorter than it used to be), so I'd never thought they were particularly long I suppose I could try putting them up a bit and seeing how it goes, thanks
    ooh yeh they look long to me. I always used to ride short, I used to get told i rode like a jockey lol , but I had a good secure lower leg. Then I discovered the world of FW (yawn) and being 'with child' was stuck doing dressage anyway , so i worked on lengthing my leg riding longer. Fast forward 18 months and I having regular jumping lessons again. Id put my leathers up 2 holes and felt 'short' but the RI persuaded me to go up another 2, eek. I admit it felt really weird as Id been used to riding longer but she told me to stick with it and try hacking out at that length, practising 2 point. A couple of months on, Ive gone up another hole for xc and I feel so much more secure and my position is a lot better and more stable. Might not work for you at all but thought Id share

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    Thanks four socks, I will play around with it a bit and see.

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    Looks like you had a fab time!

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