Jumping help

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding

Jumping help

This is a discussion on Jumping help within the English Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Help with jumping a horse

LinkBack Thread Tools
    12-21-2012, 09:23 PM
Jumping help

I want to jump my horse more but I sometimes feel uncomfortable doing it because he usually takes off long to jumps. Then when he lands he's fast and strung out. How can I get a better jump out of him? (he's not new to it, he's been doing it for a while)
Sponsored Links
    12-21-2012, 09:51 PM
Sounds like he needs more flat work to work on adjusting his length of stride. Do you have a good dressage instructor in your area?
    12-21-2012, 10:05 PM
You should really bring him back to step one, it kind of seems like you've rushed his jumping a bit. I'd place a jump pole on the ground, and canter over it, see how many strides he takes before he gets to it. Then once you get a good idea of how many he would naturally take, tweak it a bit. Like see if you can lengthen or shorten the amount of strides before he gets to it.

Then you could try setting a very low jump, like one foot, and place a ground pole one stride before the jump and one stride after the jump. It will teach him to measure the correct distance as well as teaching him not to rush jumps.

Hope that helps :P

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jumping and riding critiquee. no formal jumping training. whatchaa think?! megannnn Horse Riding Critique 8 04-23-2014 07:42 PM
Show jumping practise 2 (from jumping today) OliviaMyee Horse Riding Critique 14 10-12-2012 11:16 PM
Oh my! We went English?! & Are JUMPING?! First time jumping Critique(: Easter Horse Riding Critique 3 04-10-2012 03:47 PM
Winter Exercises to Improve Jumping [without jumping]? CruceyMoose Horse Riding 2 01-19-2011 05:59 PM
Please do a jumping critique of Eddie jumping 3'9". fortheloveofhorse Horse Riding Critique 18 09-18-2009 01:56 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0