For many riders, preparing to jump for the first time, or working to improve their jumping, begins with spending time holding the two point position. Perhaps just standing still at first, and then at walk, trot, canter, and even over poles.
Practicing this basic position is great, but there is a catch…
The way many people learn to practice two point (admittedly how I learned two point and taught it until recently), actually reinforces the movement patterns that will have you leaning at the jump, collapsing onto the neck, and generally feeling unbalanced while jumping.
In this video, I demonstrate a simple distinction in how to practice your two point position, beginning while simply standing still.
Watch the video and see if you are doing this too!
** The position I am going to show here is also very useful for going up hills, so even if you don’t jump, but you do trail ride, this will be helpful to watch!
To learn more about jumping, get updates on the new courses we have starting soon:
The Effortless Rider Jumping Course with Wendy Murdoch – Learn how to be safe, secure, and effective while jumping: www.effortlessjumpingcourse.com
Building the Showjumper with Angelo Telatin – Teach your horse to be a confident and careful jumper: www.buildingtheshowjumper.com