How to Work a Horse Up a Height
Okay, since I got my first question out of the way, making sure she has the ability to safely go higher, how do I go about moving her up? A friend of mine who doesn't have a trainer moved her horse up too fast and it tore a muscle. Now, I don't plan on doing ANYTHING too fast, so that wont be an issue. When I school o/f the jumps are anywhere from trotting poles and 18" cross rails to 2'9" triple bars. I want to move her up to completing a solid 3' course, but I usually only add one 3' in every once in a while. How do I move her up without rushing? When courses are set up to a consistant height, it's usually 2'6"-2'9" area. Also, what kind of flat work would help? I already do a lot of circles and serpentines at the trot and canter and we have out simple and flying lead changes down pat. She can turn on a dime and can jump a 2'6" jump from virtually a standstill. So, what's next?
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