help with relaxing while jumping?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

help with relaxing while jumping?

This is a discussion on help with relaxing while jumping? within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        04-21-2009, 09:36 PM
      #1
    Foal
    help with relaxing while jumping?

    I recently bought a new mare. Her name is bella and she is very green. We've been jumping for a month or so now, but I can't manage to relax and I can not figure out what I can do to help her and me relax. Any advice?


    -Thank you =]
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        04-21-2009, 09:57 PM
      #2
    Foal
    Close your eyes.

    Seriously. Get her in a straight line, get in your half seat before the jump, and close your eyes. It'll make you wait for the jump and you won't be anticipating it.

    I know it sounds scary, but I made my friend do this who just started jumping a few months ago. (She has been riding for about 8 years, just never jumped.) She kept getting anxious about the jumps, so I made her close her eyes. It was the best jump she ever had, and now any time she gets nervous, she closes her eyes just before she gets to the jump.
         
        04-21-2009, 10:46 PM
      #3
    Trained
    If she is green, I would not be jumping her right now.

    More than likely, she has no topline, not balanced, not muscled up. Has no rhythm, has no forward momentum - this, is what you should be working with her right now.

    Work on lots of dressage - or - flatwork - same thing, just differnt names......doing lots of exercises to build her up, to gain the essential tools needed to jump.

    Jumping is dressage, with speed bumps.

    Take this time to utalize all the important parts of her body, to gain a well rounded, well balanced horse.

    Take this time to bond together. To smooth out the wrinkles - before you go over fences.

    Our horses reflect us - what we do in the saddle is what our horses will respond to. Take this time as well, to work on yourself and your confidence and your important part in this role of teamwork.
         
        04-22-2009, 07:25 PM
      #4
    Foal
    She is very green at jumping. But she clears jumps with no problem. She already had flat work done
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Please do a jumping critique of Eddie jumping 3'9". fortheloveofhorse Horse Riding Critique 18 09-18-2009 02:56 AM
    Relaxing/Breaking at Poll Ne0n Zero Horse Training 13 02-19-2009 09:06 PM
    Me Jumping!!! *Hoshi* Horse Riding Critique 6 11-22-2007 10:21 AM
    Jumping ox-tuff_rider-xo Horse Training 4 09-27-2007 01:26 PM
    Jumping pix =) xx-rambo-xx Horse Riding Critique 9 09-25-2007 12:39 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:26 AM.


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