Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
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If this horse is really out of shape, start with walk/trot, more walk than trot for 10 mins, then once he's built up some stamina you can move to about 50/50 for about 20 mins, then add some canter in... you get the point.
Start with ground rails first to just get him to realize where his feet are... then I would work with crossrails for a while to make him jump in the center of the fence. You want to work on getting in the box at lower heights.
Once you're both comfortable jumping about 1' to 18" and consistently jumping in the box, then you can move up.
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