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    01-27-2010, 06:21 PM
Green Broke
Martingale When Jumping.

I was jumping Chance today and she was all excited, but what she does is bolt off after the jump and throw her head in teh air which is how I lose control and have to try my best to get her back to me.

Someone was watching and says how she looks right for the jump and get to excited when she lands and just takes off .. so she suggested a martingale..

After 5 jumps of really slowing her down before the jump she went over it nice and smooth and landed in a nice canter and that's where we ended it.

But my question.. martingale while jumping?????

I know theres standing an running martingales.... which ones are better for jumping.. I've never once use a martingale in my life.. I've seen them but that's it.
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    01-27-2010, 08:10 PM
If she was relaxing by the end of the session, then keep doing what you are doing and don't resort to a martingale yet.

If you do go that route - Running martingale for sure. I don't know why standings are allowed for hunters over there, but they aren't allowed in any jump ring here as they can be very dangerous when jumping. If you want to try one, go with a running martingale adjusted quite loose, so that it only comes into play if she really tosses that head.
    01-27-2010, 08:26 PM
Sounds to me that you need to focus on dressage and learning to ride seat first, legs second and hands lastly.

I think you need to go back to basics and focus on the Training Scale - that way, you don't have to resort to a gadget to mute the underlying problem.

Do you take lessons?
    01-27-2010, 08:40 PM
Green Broke

How does her throwing her head up when she bolts after a jump suggest we need to do dressage? She gets over excited when it comes to jumps, she does it on ground every once in a while.

I mean I can control her without the martingale fine, it would just make the whole session easier and more enjoyable for her. And I was only going to put it on for one or 2 jumping sessions then take it off and work from there.

I haven't taken lessons for the last year or so. And honestly I like it that way. I mean I have people who will point something out if they see its becoming a habit and ill fix it from there but I can't stand lessons and Chance doesnt do well in them either.
    01-27-2010, 08:43 PM
Green Broke
I'm not going to comment on whether or not you should have a martingale (the conversation could take a bad turn. Haha) but if you do, DO NOT use a standing martingale. Running Martingales are the only way to go for jumping.
    01-27-2010, 08:46 PM
Originally Posted by HorsesAreForever    

How does her throwing her head up when she bolts after a jump suggest we need to do dressage? She gets over excited when it comes to jumps, she does it on ground every once in a while.
Do you want to fix the problem or just cover it up? I don't think putting any martingale on is going to make her more comfortable. It may make you more comfortable but she still hasn't learned to not throw her head up.

Traditionaly, the entire purpose of dressage was to train horses to jump and handle themselves under saddle. If your horse is having trouble jumping then the answer is ussualy to work on dressage.
    01-27-2010, 08:47 PM
Green Broke
Okay good to know :)

I was going to go with the standing martingale.
    01-27-2010, 08:47 PM
I jump my pony in a standing martingale. . . Sorry to jump in but why is that so horrible?
    01-27-2010, 08:48 PM
Green Broke
Im not trying to cover it up, I just want to see what it will do for her if she has it and if she realizes that jumping with out throwing her head up is easier I can take it off and just work from there.
    01-27-2010, 08:51 PM
Sounds like your mind is made up so I won't try to change it.

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