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    06-19-2010, 03:22 AM
  #1
Weanling
teaching jumping

Hi everyone,

I am interested in teaching my horse jumping. Up until now we have focused mostly on faltwork and have only done 2 or 3 lessons of jumping. Sometimes flatwork includes poles and cavaletti. Up until now I have not felt confident enough with her to really give jumping a go but no I feel like my seat is much more secure and I am confident she wont play up on me. Yesterday I was even confident enough with her to take her for a big stretched out canter across a paddock which was the first time I really felt happy doing that and really let her stretch out.

So, my instructor has been teaching me a little bit about 2 point and we have been going over poles and cavaletti in that position. The thing is Lena doesn't really seem to care if she knocks the poles or not and just lazily crashes over them. One day about 6 months ago I fell off because she tripped over a jump and face planted (literally-there was sand in her mouth lol), neither of us were hurt luckily.

How do I teach her to pick her feet up over poles and to lift herself enough over a jump instead of knocking all the poles. I have lunged her over a small jump (40cm) and it took her a few crashes through it before she worked out she actually had to jump over it.
     
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    06-19-2010, 08:48 AM
  #2
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I would continue to work with your instructor in lessons. There's no substitute for a pair of experienced eyes in the ring with you while you're working.

Given the situation you describe, it's a really bad idea to try to work on this by yourself.
     
    06-19-2010, 09:40 PM
  #3
Weanling
No I will definitely only be doing this in my lessons because I simply have no idea about how to go about it lol! I just wanted to get some ideas of what might be going on so I could woron them. When I ride on my own I will sometimes go over trot poles but definitely not jumps. Do you think the laziness could just be a lack of impulsion?
     
    06-21-2010, 11:01 AM
  #4
Weanling
If you have an area where you can free lunge her then I would suggest setting up some canter and trot poles allong the outside of the arena (or wherever you are free lunging). Get her used to that without a rider, also once she is going over poles and cavaletties then start raising the jumps a little. Let her figure it out without you on her and then the transition to having a rider and jumping will be easier for her.
     

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