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post #1 of 3 Old 03-09-2010, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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Arrow Im sooo proud! Now any tips? lol

I was working my mare Arrow the other day, just our routine trotting and a bit of canter thing. I wanted to work her over trotting poles, but my instructer, who was supervising me, put up a really tiny jump of about 30 - 40cm, and told me to trot her over it. I wasnt sure, cause Arrow wont jump if it's higher then a cavaletti. But I did, and she flew it, overjumping by alot. Even though she overjumped I was proud of her, and we jumped a few times more.

Any tips or ideas on how I can get her to jump that high without overjumping? And to keep her jumping?



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post #2 of 3 Old 03-09-2010, 10:16 PM
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Horses generally overjump because they are either scared to hit the jump or are unsure of what they are the more she practices and gets the hang of it the less she should overjump. Regarding the keeping jumping, just do what your instructor says and don't jump her more than a couple times a week and dont raise the heights drastically as she can get overfaced.
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post #3 of 3 Old 03-11-2010, 07:39 PM
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Great start! Best advice I can give is to not overface her. Ride cavalettis, grids, gymnastic, poles, whatever you need to keep it fresh and fun, but at a height you're both comfortable with. There's ton you can accomplish on the flat working on her adjustability of stride, impulsion and straightness, all which are necessary to jump correctly. Have fun!

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