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post #1 of 12 Old 12-16-2010, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Teaching charlie to jump. *he no longer bucks!!!*

so heres our success so far.
Charlie can now jump without bucking!!!
When I first started with him he couldnt even go over a pole without throwing a fit & getting way over excited. Now look! He can jump the barrels, he's never jumped them in his life until now!
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post #2 of 12 Old 12-17-2010, 09:06 AM
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congrats!! He looks good. Im glad to see you doing some bounce jumps with him that's good for building muscle and developing his coordnation. Have you jumped with him under saddle?
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post #3 of 12 Old 12-17-2010, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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congrats!! He looks good. Im glad to see you doing some bounce jumps with him that's good for building muscle and developing his coordnation. Have you jumped with him under saddle?
he's doing pretty good. And yeah I've jumped him under saddle once, but he over jumps by miles so I usually end up on his neck lol im just trying to get him used to by lunging him so hopefully he'll stop leaping them lol
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ooo lots of grid work will help with that. Keep it small for now. Under saddle start seting up ground poles as you would a grid. And get him cantering calmly over the ground poles then gradualy and slowly raise the poles
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ooo lots of grid work will help with that. Keep it small for now. Under saddle start seting up ground poles as you would a grid. And get him cantering calmly over the ground poles then gradualy and slowly raise the poles
thing is he likes to jump ground poles aswell. Take a look at the video of me on him bareback in the riding critique section..he jumped a pole with me then lol he's a bit special bless him lol
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I see now. Well you can try trot poles. Depending on how big or small his stride is... the "normal" distance is 4 feet. So set up 3 or 4 poles at this distance apart. If its to big of a gap shorten is. But get him to first walk over it.. not jump haha then trot over it if he does jump just keep him troting and do it again untill he trots over it. Then stop and pat him and say good boy. Then take a pole away so now he is only going to trot over 2. Same thing get him to trot over it then pat and good boy. Now take another pole away so its just a single pole. He should just trot over it. The set up canter poles. 3 will be good. A canter pole "normaly" 12 feet but like I said before youll prob have to shorten it for his stride. But now get him to canter over the poles if he jumps keep cantering and do it again. Do it untill he canters over them then pat and good boy. Take a pole away and then take another away so you only have one. Canter him over the single pole. One single pole is more likley for him to "jump " over. If there are many poles at a trot or canter distance it will make it hard for him to jump it and keep a smooth rythem and it will also encourage him to just trot or canter over it if that makes any sence.
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Yeah that makes sense :) thank you.
I'll try that, but at the moment im having to ride him bareback because his saddle pinches. Getting him a new one after xmas when I've got the money lol
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ok well be sure to post up some pics and vids!!
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yeah will do :) can't do alot with him at the moment, its too slippery. We just had snow again last night so theres ice everywhere again...just as we got rid of the last lot more comes. So annoying.
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what sort of bit/bridle/lunge did you have set up? Did he have a bit in and you ran the lunge line through the inside bit ring, over the head and clipped into the outside ring?
Did you start him with just a halter on? That looks like fun and I want to try it but I worry about jerking on a bitted mouth when the horse is unbalanced .
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