Hi guys - I thought I could get some opinions on the best way to set up some free jumps. We have just started my 4yo over some small fences, and even though she is extremely willing, she is confused as to what to do with her feet, so my trainer suggested free jumping her to let her figure out her body and long legs on her own. So back to my house to work we go. What equipment I have at home to do this with includes 10' jump poles, 6' jump standards, 6' poles, barrels, and cavaletti. I'm going to have to do it on the lunge line as I don't have a place big enough to free lunge her in and jump.
I am worried about getting the lunge line up and over what ever I am using on the inside to hold the pole up. I am also worried about her trying to go around the jump. I tried to lunge her over cavaletti in the past, and she spent more time going around than going over the poles. But when you are on her back and can tell her where to go, she goes over them with no issue and I'm worried that the same thing will happen again. How would you guys set this up? Thanks in advance