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Bolting after Jumps??

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    02-01-2011, 09:03 AM
Originally Posted by Thia    
You should always give with your hands over the jump, no matter how small it is. If you always stiff your horse in the face over jumps, you will just teach her to jump hollow and avoid contact. Plus, you want it to be second nature to give with your hands while jumping. It's a hard habit to break down the line.

I'd suggest taking a few lessons with a trainer in your area.
Originally Posted by gypsygirl    
i find when people and horses are learning to jump it is best to start a release before take off so they learn they are never going to be hit in the face. Great post upnover.
I totally agree.
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    02-01-2011, 05:05 PM
To Silverada:

If you are in two point correctly you are not going to throw your horse off balance by giving with your hands. If she doesn't start now when she is just starting out, it's going to be a lot harder down the line to unlearn the habit of not releasing over the jump. It doesn't matter how small the jump is, you have to release. Especially if the horse is making a big effort even if the fence is only 1ft. Heck, even if her mare was just making a large canter stride over the jump, she should still make that effort to give with her hands.

If her two point is solid, all she has to do is move her hands a little bit up the neck and grab some mane - the crest release. And leave the jumping effort of her horse to close her hip angle.

To Caitlinpalomino:

Have you tried setting up a ground pole two or three strides after the fence? It gives the horse something to think about so their first thought isn't bolting after the jump.
    02-04-2011, 04:36 AM
Thankyou very much everyone who has posted some advice for me!!! I greatly appreciate it!!

I will see if I can get a video on here soon!!!

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