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        10-30-2013, 08:45 PM
      #51
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    So essentially we are controlling every step from the first pole to the last jump and not giving her a place to start running.
    Exactly!
         
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        10-31-2013, 05:13 PM
      #52
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    The hardest thing to do when riding green horses is .........nothing!
    At this stage I would be allowing her to find her own way. Yes, you need to keep her balanced and forward but, do not try to place her, let her sort herself out.

    I don't think you are getting her into a fence to deep, not at this height.

    I like the video Jaydee posted. Piggy French is very good. Notice how short the distances were through the grid, gets a horse really using itself and picking up.

    Unless a horse is advanced in its jumping I always start a grid at the trot because it is easier for them to adjust and does make them work harder.
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        12-10-2013, 07:25 PM
      #53
    Weanling
    I thought I'd give you guys an update. After our last show on November 11, I gave Sunny some days off and just did relaxing rides working on hills and in the fields. We have mostly done flat work. Sometimes I will take her and let her walk over smaller jumps and it is much easier to control her speed- I've done this maybe three times.

    The jumps moved to the indoor today so I decided to set up a tiny grid. Just 9ft ground poles on either side of the jump- I was planning on leaving it a cross rail, but she was being good. To the left she was really good- relaxed, calm, sane. To the right she was okay- much better than she has been, but still took the bit and ran with me a couple times. Here are some videos:
    Jumping to the right - YouTube

    Jumping to the left - YouTube

    And the knees looked okay!
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        12-10-2013, 07:27 PM
      #54
    Weanling
    I don't know how to make that Attached Images picture go away- that's for something else... but while it's up. Do you guys think that those two horses look similar?
         

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