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View Poll Results: Do you think my horse can jump 3'?
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post #21 of 22 Old 12-16-2010, 09:55 PM
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If you horse doesnt like cross poles the key is to jump them alot - make sure you always include them whenever you jump.

They dont have to be high just there - make it so you are comfortable with them so you in turn give your horse confidence as that is the key

if you arent wanting to compete at that height - theres no hurry just stick to what you are comfortable with and then move up slowly...

I use to have a barrier jumping over 3ft until someone said to me the horse doesnt realise the jumps gone up 5 cms.. shes only picking up on you and its so true...

take your time and dont put too much pressure on yourself to go high soon - remember to have FUN!

Grids are great exercises as they set the horse up for the jump at the right take off point so you can pretty much jump on a long rein - not only will it build up your confidence (And your horses) but it will also allow you to work on your position :)
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post #22 of 22 Old 12-18-2010, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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well its not that he hates them but he doesnt like the way they are shaped. her prefers the verticals :) he did end up jumping it i made sure. for now i am staying to the lower jumps for now. i am not going to jump any higher since i myself am not comfortable and my horse wont jump anything higher than 2'6 for now. thank you for the advice :)
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