Getting Back in Shape
Hi everyone! I am just beginning to work on a regular program with my younger thoroughbred. He is looking better and better on the flat, but I am having trouble putting him back together over fences. I have tried gymnastics for a few weeks, just single jumps, and I am keeping it small but he just isn't using his body in an effective way. I'd like to see him put some effort into his jumping without throwing an out of shape horse over a big jump. He is at a spot where he can start over fences again, and he previously was very talented. Do y'all have any exercises I could try?
Also, I am limited in materials at the moment. I have one pair of standards, soon to be two, and a couple of cavaletti's to make gymnastics and trot poles out of.
Thanks for your input!