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post #1 of 7 Old 09-30-2007, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Not tucking over jumps...

I have a just turned 6 mare that I've been training for a little over two years now. She has incredibly correct movement, but her jumping position appears to be deteriorating. When I first starting jumping her she would tuck very nicely over the jumps, but recently her nice tuck has became increasingly "loose". Is there anyway to get her over this or is this just her jumping style?
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-30-2007, 07:12 PM
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gymnastics!!!! a lot of bounces and one strides so she has to go up and around the jump and tuck her knees
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post #3 of 7 Old 09-30-2007, 11:40 PM
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Yes, alot of excercises will help with this problem. It sounds like she gets lazy some of the way through. Which is just a training problem. So more excercises would do her good.
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post #4 of 7 Old 10-03-2007, 05:57 PM
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My horse does that when she gets lazy and knows the jump is small enough she doesn't really have to tuck.The way i make her stop is make the jumps taller so she has to tuck to get over it.i suggest slowly going higher thoough.otherwise shes might hit a few times.I don't know if this will help but i hope so :)

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post #5 of 7 Old 10-17-2007, 09:05 PM
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it sounds like she is getting lazy and she thinks she doesn't need to tuck as much because she knows she can clear it without really tucking.
you need to do a lot of jumping work where the obstacels are spaced close together so that she has to tuck to get over them.
also, try putting ground poles before the jumps. this will get her feet moving and prevent her from rushing the jump which a lot of horses do so they don't have to tuck as much.
trot them at first and give big squeezes with your legs.
exagerate your half seat and lift her with your body.
this will get her thinking the jump is a lot higher than what it is and she will lift her legs higher.
you don't necessarily need to raise the jumps to get her to tuck, because this will get her thinking she only needs to tuck well over the high ones.
we want her to tuck over everyhting, even a tiny corss rail.
i had the same problem with my 4 year old stallion but now he tucks and flys over jumps from 2 to 4 feet the same way from doing these exercises. hope you get her tucking like a pro! good luck!
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post #6 of 7 Old 10-21-2007, 07:31 AM
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Gymnastics I agree
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post #7 of 7 Old 10-21-2007, 07:32 AM
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Gymnastics I agree
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