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post #11 of 18 Old 07-09-2012, 05:37 PM
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basculing poles will help. First start with the canter poles into the fence then add the v. Dont try do it all at once though it will freak your horse out
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post #12 of 18 Old 07-10-2012, 12:37 PM
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GRIDS GRIDS GRIDS.

This horse has a lot of potential, and if you can just tidy up his knees he will be a star. Grids will do that. Bounces, one-strides, the important thing is to have several jumps in quick succession because to clear them all efficiently he will HAVE to be using himself correctly for all of them.

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post #13 of 18 Old 07-10-2012, 01:18 PM
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I bought this book when I was starting out and didn't have immediate access to a trainer. It starts out with exercises to help teach bending and responsiveness. If you pay attention to the details and work hard at perfecting the exercise before moving on it can be really helpful.

http://www.amazon.com/Jumping-Exercises-Horse-Rider-ebook/dp/B004H4WIIW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1341940614&sr=1-1&keywords=101+jumping+exercises+for+horse+and+rider
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post #14 of 18 Old 07-10-2012, 01:28 PM
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LTR that book is BRILLIANT I have it too, it's the basis of nearly all the grids I use!

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post #15 of 18 Old 07-11-2012, 01:41 AM
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You can't do anything to help him tucj his feet more. He is actually a fairly good jumper. The way he jumps now is how he jumps. He is looking much better than from before! I think you could easily do 3ft+ with him. He looks like he could be comfortable between 3ft and 3'3. Lots of people have posted very good remarks on here. You can help a horse to understand a tidyier jump, but you cant change how they jump. Plus massive supporter of pony club. I am in Canadian Pony Club myself, and it is such an amazing program. You can go onto their website (canadianponylub.org) to look at the work books or required reading to help look for books. Also you can search pony club and there are pony clubs almost everywhere in the world! British and Irish are definitly two of the top ones for information. Hope this kind of helps. Also look into getting the manuals USPC D, C, and A/B/HA as well as the manual of horsemanship. All are very informative!
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post #16 of 18 Old 07-11-2012, 01:48 AM
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Actually R4L grids WILL make a horse tuck better, they encourage the horse to use its whole body and that in turn improves form over fences :) Of course grids can only do so much and they can't make a horse do what it isn't built to do, but they will improve the horse's "natural" form and when it's as good as this one's naturally, there is the potential for it to be truly brilliant.

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post #17 of 18 Old 07-11-2012, 01:53 AM
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Actually R4L grids WILL make a horse tuck better, they encourage the horse to use its whole body and that in turn improves form over fences :) Of course grids can only do so much and they can't make a horse do what it isn't built to do, but they will improve the horse's "natural" form and when it's as good as this one's naturally, there is the potential for it to be truly brilliant.
Sorry Guess i worded that wrong. Yes I understand it will as I have done tons of grid work with my youngsters, but I was just meaning to say that you can't change how much a horse tucks or uses its hind end. As you said the horse is built the way its built, and can not be forced into doing the things the horses body is not huilt for :) Greenies are fun and always will be :)
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post #18 of 18 Old 07-12-2012, 06:34 AM
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they sure are! and you're right, a horse will only improve as much as it's physically able. But, it will improve :)

The OP's horse doesn't need much improvement if any in his form, but what he DOES need is something to encourage him to become more consistent with his knees. He is clearly well capable of having lovely level knees, and a good tuck, but it's not consistent and grids will help it to become consistent :)

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