Studying jumping

The world record high jump, completed by Huaso and Captain Alberto Larraguibel in 1949 Picture from https://en.wikipedia.org

The world record high jump, completed by Huaso and Captain Alberto Larraguibel in 1949
Picture from https://en.wikipedia.org

Yeap! After a year of riding, now I learn how to jump! Well, don’t expect miracles, I have not made a successful jump yet. There is a difference between learning to jump and jumping successfully. I’m in the former situation for now. And it’s OK, given the fact that it took me a year to learn how to trot.

Since I like studying very much, I thought I should first understand the mechanics of a jump, that is how the horse’s body works on a jump and how the human body must be positioned. I found what I needed on the Jumping page of Wikipedia. The author of the article explains each of the four phases –approach, flight, landing, recovery– of the jump,providing details about the mechanics of the equine body through each phase. But he also refers to injuries deriving from jumping. All this detail could not fit in one blog post, but I totally recommend reading this article. There’s a cute animation as well on that page!

Next, I watched some videos

Any more resources and information?

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