Jumping exercises/correct leads?

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Jumping exercises/correct leads?

This is a discussion on Jumping exercises/correct leads? within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-18-2011, 07:57 AM
Jumping exercises/correct leads?

Okay, so I am training my project horse out of just doing trails, into being pretty much an eventing horse, but I have 2 questions/problems. Since he was a trail horse, he was never told what was wrong and what was right with his gaits, neck, etc., so he ALWAYS takes his right lead, but it is nearly impossible for him to get his left lead unless we get it over a ground pole or jump. Suggestions? Also, I need some good jumping exercises. We only jump up to 2' for now, but we get bored like that, and I don't want to move up until we are both ready, which we aren't. Any suggestions on good jumping exercises I could do? I have 6 jumps and 9 poles if that helps any.
Sponsored Links
    04-18-2011, 08:07 AM
I certainly am not an expert at this but, you could maybe set up like 2 ground poles and than a x-rail, do some gymnastics, or bounces.
    04-18-2011, 09:07 AM
I know what you mean about your trail horse only picking up the right lead. I started last year with showing my mare and she still wouldn't pick up the left lead. Something you can do is to lunge them in a small circle to the left. Once they pick up the correct lead for one stride stop praise them and try for two. I did my first day like that and she got on the left lead for a 1/4 circle then switched so I stopped. The next day did it again. I am now able to do a 3/4 of a circle. Part of it is the fact that she hasn't built her muscles up on that side like she has on the other side.

As far as jumping I know nothing.

help?, jumping courses, leads, trails

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

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


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
Winter Exercises to Improve Jumping [without jumping]? CruceyMoose Horse Riding 2 01-19-2011 06:59 PM
My jumping technique - Which way is correct? Equuestriaan Horse Riding Critique 8 05-03-2009 06:15 PM
Some Jumping exercises/ideas kchfuller Jumping 20 02-19-2009 01:13 AM
Picking up the correct Leads PLEASE HELP!!!! shermanismybaby3006 Horse Training 7 11-13-2008 01:07 AM
Diagonals, Leads, Changing Leads, Smooth Transitions... FutureVetGirl English Riding 4 08-29-2008 06:32 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0