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post #11 of 14 Old 12-27-2009, 06:51 PM
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Horses jump blindly. They cannot see the fence anymore when they are about 3 strides out from the base - that is why they rely 100% on their riders to remain solid, functional and to do their job to aid them over the fence.

If a horse is scared of fences, there are usually more than one contributing factor - over faced, introduced too quickly, and the rider is not supportive and solid themselves to help their horses over the fences.

If a horse is rushing, and heavy and is blasting through the fences - again, there are contributing factors. 1, rider error in form and posture. Riding hands first and not seat first. 2, horse is heavy and unbalanced.

Most horses just get their job done regardless of how incorrect their riders are *shoulders dropped, forward upper body, no seat, lower leg not stabalized, jumping ahead, looking at fence, looking down etc, etc, etc* and just do what they know that they have to do - but then there are horses that say "uh uh" and reflect what their riders are doing.

I would first, look at the rider and see what it is that the OP or anyone who has a speedy, rushy horse - what it is that they are or are not doing, to aid their horse.

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post #12 of 14 Old 12-27-2009, 06:54 PM
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agreed ! Maybe a video would help =D get a flat video and a jumping video . Please =] then we can help you better.
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post #13 of 14 Old 12-27-2009, 08:59 PM
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You definitely should get a trainer to help out.
ALso definitely don't raise the jumps if she is getting nervous and rushing them. You need to work on you and her. If you push her too fast she will not want to do it and you both may get hurt. Take your time with her.
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post #14 of 14 Old 12-28-2009, 11:58 AM
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let her see the jump when youu put it up.
Keep turning her [[not infront of the jump]] untill she carms down,, talk to her and take her to it x

Hope it helps




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