Jumping

GO WITH THE FLOW - Don't get left behind your horses' movement!

Go with the Flow!   Getting left behind the horse's movement over a jump may sometimes be a one off when the horse picks up a stride too early and you are not expecting it, however other factors may be…

JUMPING ON AN ANGLE - Exercises to help improve your technique

Improve your technique.Jumping fences at an angle tests:a) the rider's ability to put their horse on a specific line and tackle whatever obstacle they meet ie the rider's control is being testedb) the obedience of the horsec) helps improve your…

TOP TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR JUMPING SESSION SUCCESSFUL

Tips for making your jumping sessions more successful..... You need a balanced canter!Before you even leave the ground it's important to ensure that you have cracked one particular aspect of your horse's way of going - his canter! The key to…

JUMPING BOUNCE FENCES - Reap the benefits

Bounce fences are great for improving both horse and rider - and adding them to your horse's training will reap benefits if you plan to go cross country. These type of fences do not have non-jumping strides in between them…

TROT POLES ON A CIRCLE - Improve your jumping

TROT POLES ON A CIRCLE - Exercise 1If you master this exercise you'll be on your way to being able to place your horse exactly where you want him - essential for successful jumping.EquipmentYou'll need two poles, set on opposite…

JUMPS - Check list for correct distances for grids

If you jump your horse at home you're bound to want to build a combination fence such as a double or treble or maybe use a small grid to improve your horse's jumping.It's important to get the distances correct between…

INTRODUCE YOUR HORSE TO DIFFERENT TYPES OF SHOW JUMPING FENCES

Introduce your horse to a variety of fences at home before expecting him to deal with different obstacles at shows. If your jumping facilities at home are limited, seek help from a suitably qualified instructor who has more extensive facilities.…

TROT POLES ON A CIRCLE

This exercise moves on from trot poles on a circle, part one. Once you have mastered the first exercise add two more poles on to your 20m circle so that your circle is effectively split into four with equi-distance from…
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