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  • Correct lead off a jump
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    09-08-2009, 02:24 PM
  #1
Weanling
Getting Leads off of Jumps

What's the best way to ensure you get the correct lead coming off of a jump?
     
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    09-08-2009, 04:01 PM
  #2
Started
Keep the horse balanced and straight to the jump, and keep them straight over the jump (no shifting in the air) This usually works for me
     
    09-09-2009, 02:36 PM
  #3
Weanling
Well I meant more of switching leads over a jump across the diagonal actually n_n
     
    09-09-2009, 07:55 PM
  #4
Started
Same thing. If the horse is straight in the air and over the jump and you are looking straight ahead, 9/10 the horse will land on the correct lead
     
    09-09-2009, 11:20 PM
  #5
Foal
I was taught (this was YEARS ago now, like over ten) if I needed my horse pick up the other lead after a fence to basically ask for the lead over the fence. But this as I said was a long time ago, and this was on a retired show jumper, so maybe just the way he was trained
     
    09-10-2009, 05:51 AM
  #6
Weanling
If you are wanting it to land a certain lead I put a bit more weight in the stirrup on the side you want it to land on and tend to look slightley in the direction.... but try to keep it subtle.... sometimes you may need to be a little less subtle when they are learning.... (Some people open the rein a little too - depends on the discipline)

NB: they usually tend to land on the right lead if your turning in the direction of the gate LOL without doing anything :P

I can't see how looking straight and keeping dead straight...will let the horse know which direction you are after especially when there are 2 ways the horse could go (Maybe its jsut me - or maybe we were refering to different things I dunno)
     
    09-10-2009, 11:25 AM
  #7
Started
I open the rein a little. Works every time. :P
     
    09-10-2009, 12:57 PM
  #8
Yearling
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Originally Posted by jody111    
If you are wanting it to land a certain lead I put a bit more weight in the stirrup on the side you want it to land on and tend to look slightley in the direction.... but try to keep it subtle.... sometimes you may need to be a little less subtle when they are learning.... (Some people open the rein a little too - depends on the discipline)

NB: they usually tend to land on the right lead if your turning in the direction of the gate LOL without doing anything :P

I can't see how looking straight and keeping dead straight...will let the horse know which direction you are after especially when there are 2 ways the horse could go (Maybe its jsut me - or maybe we were refering to different things I dunno)
i do the same thing with both of my horses when I jump, just put a little extra weight on the side you want them to land on the lead and look in that direction and it works everytime for me.
     
    09-10-2009, 01:36 PM
  #9
Trained
Yes putting weight in a stirrup, opening a rein, etc works for a time, until the horse gets wise to it and starts ducking out.
See 1-3-17's post.
     
    09-10-2009, 11:42 PM
  #10
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
Yes putting weight in a stirrup, opening a rein, etc works for a time, until the horse gets wise to it and starts ducking out.
See 1-3-17's post.

That AND it doesn't teach your horse balance or straightness, it just "knocks" him on his correct lead. And shifting your weight around over the fence will affect the use his body over the fence. Agreed with 1-3-17. Keep your horse balanced and straight, remain balanced and straight yourself, and your horse will begin to land on the correct lead. AND it will make it significantly easier to teach him a lead change.
     

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