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post #1 of 3 Old 07-27-2013, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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My mare jumps really nicely over single fences and she can do a course with out any trouble, but I was doing some grid work with her the other day and she jumped with her front legs and knocked the pole with her hind legs every time! Any suggestions on why she might be doing this?
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post #2 of 3 Old 07-27-2013, 07:15 PM
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Assuming the horse is in good physical health (No saddle issues, pain issues, dentist issues, etc. etc.) I would look at what your doing, that might possibly be causing her to knock rails. Usually mine will knock rails with his hind legs when Im sitting down to early and not staying off his back. Are you un awares doing this while your doing grids? Also, what kind of rails are you using? Weighted or PVC? Personally I would try trot and canter poles. Lots of trot and canter poles. Sit deep and get her using her hind end, and slowly incorporate higher jumps in the grid.
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post #3 of 3 Old 07-27-2013, 07:32 PM
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One other thing to consider is the spacing of the grid. It's possible that you might have them spaced too far apart making her take off early at the second fence and hitting it with her back legs.
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