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post #1 of 4 Old 09-05-2010, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Help him with fillers? & me to jump :L

Ive just started jumping.. trying it at riding school 3years ago, in few lessons.. and could not get the hang of it. With my tall long legged body :/ i was still put on ponies, and could not get the hang of the position.. ive found out my cob is actually quite good. Clearing 3ft loose jump, at 15 i cant fault him, i think it amazing aha. But he has a confidence issue with colours, and higher the fences. Sometimes if he done like the fence... he'll refuse.. which i understand. But then he catleaps.. how i can i show him the jump at shows... without walking him up to everyone.., is there some technique i can do.. to let him see the jump before we jump it? Plus he is strong.. we have had confidence issue when first had him.. as he'd rear, bolt, buck.. the lot :L but now he my dream pony :) Any tips to sit to a catleap? && any tips with my jumping position.. ive just started.. and always found it hard.. so please be nice >< I know i got to get more over his neck? and arms need to go forwards.. the arms thing is my trust thing.. if hes quite calm.. i put arms forward. if i feel he going to cat leap etc.. i hold back "/ Im 5ft 7/8 btw, my pony 14.1hh ish. I know im tall for him... but im 8stone ish.. so i think he ok with me?
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-09-2010, 07:48 PM
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My horse was almost the same way:)
I just started small. Little jumps that my horse could easily step over with something scary underneath (flowers, or anything you have that is still safe). Then I walked her over it until she was completely comfortable (even bored with it) then I progressively trotted and cantered over it with a firm but forgiving hand. It took awhile but she started to not care and be taken by surprise by the different jumps.
I even put scary things around the ring to season her with every type of distraction. As long as its safe and you take it easy, it should get better:)
I know this really is not what you asked by this way your horse can get more used to it (hopefully) and you both can have a better ride!
Also, to make your horse a bit more confident in the ring (not necessarily at shows) I would usually just trot her around to get a glimpse of the jumps. Hopefully it will help him feel more confident and forward to the jumps.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-10-2010, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks I shall try that, putting stuff around the arena and that hopefully it will get him to become more braver too Yes i think ill work small now with small fillers. I thought when small see, they rarely underneath. .cant fit much under. But i supose some flowers and that would work fine Thanks!x ill get some photos and post them on here, when i try it out (:
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-11-2010, 10:09 AM
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just make the jumps scarier then they would ever be at shows :) colorfull boxes, plants, anything! that's what me and my instructer have been working on.

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