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post #11 of 15 Old 07-16-2009, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by 1dog3cats17rodents View Post
Set up a series of jumps, all either one stride or a bounce. Just stay out of vher way and let her figure it out. She can't take out strides in that and will have to figure out how to slow down to fit in the stride without running into the jump
I think I'll try that. Though, I'll probably stick with a one stride and not a bounce because I've never done a bounce before. (:
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post #12 of 15 Old 07-16-2009, 07:59 PM
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Try trotting at the jumps, maybe?

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post #13 of 15 Old 07-16-2009, 10:03 PM
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I had a horse like that. There was no such thing a trotting into a jump he would canter almost on the spot & go flat out if given half the chance!

The previouse owner hadnt trained him at all really lol he just used to go flat stick everywhere.
Fantastic sporting pony .... not a real good jumper though.

I went back to basics. Flat work walk , trot, canter , halt . Every time he would rush or get heavy on my hands we went down a pace. eg rushing into a trot I would make him walk again and only ask him to trot after his walk was relaxed and not rushed.

It takes time , but then move to trotting poles and so forth .
You need to teach her to be responsive.

My sporting pony when I bought him had a great rep for being uncontrollable!
He turned out a great show jumper and controlled enough to dabble in some western.
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post #14 of 15 Old 07-17-2009, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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Since Pebble's isn't my pony, I can't really spend extra time training her. She's a school pony.
Pebbles is an amazing jumper, and I think it's me that's the problem. :) I'm not exactly the strongest, and I still have serious leather burns on my hands from the last riding lesson! I'm not sure if it's my posture or anything...
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post #15 of 15 Old 08-04-2009, 12:19 AM
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O.o Is Pebbles a flea bitten small pony?
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