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post #1 of 9 Old 09-28-2009, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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how to make him snappier

any idea welcome, ive just started grid work and hes getting better, but he knocks poles, heeelp



best hes been haha, good ole high x's
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post #2 of 9 Old 09-28-2009, 11:41 PM
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you're already doing what he needs - grids. just keep it up :)

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post #3 of 9 Old 09-28-2009, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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cool, hes getting better, also becoming fitter which is helping. ill keep an update on him
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post #4 of 9 Old 09-29-2009, 12:59 AM
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He looks awesome!

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My horse comes from behind better if I put a ground pole 9' in front and 9' behind the obstacle. If yours has a long stride, 10' is better, but it makes them use their hind end better since they have to think about the poles in addition to the jump.
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post #6 of 9 Old 09-30-2009, 01:18 AM
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gymnastics gymnastics and more gymnastics! esp bounces. lots and lots of them. right now in my ring i have : (bounce)(bounce)(2 stride)(bounce)(bounce)(bounce) and (bounce)(bounce)(one stride)(vertical)(2 stride)(oxer). takes lots of poles but completely worth it. :)
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post #7 of 9 Old 09-30-2009, 08:23 AM
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GYmnastics, but also get off his neck. By being over his center of gravity you are making his job more difficult
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post #8 of 9 Old 09-30-2009, 09:40 AM
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^ I was gonna say the same thing. ^
Also when you jump ahead, it makes it harder for him.
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post #9 of 9 Old 09-30-2009, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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hmm, well since this was my 2nd time jumping him hahha, were still getting used to each other and my position is leveling slowly. thanks for all the ideas guys cant wait for nice sunny day so i can set up a good grid
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