jumping Balance - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 11-21-2008, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Were ever a horse is
Posts: 76
• Horses: 1
jumping Balance

so, i have been doing some grid work with a young gelding that i lease. i can't canter him through it yet because his balance is bad, both on the flat, and jumping. so any suggestions to improving his balance?

You can't compare jumping a horse to flying...because jumping is WAY more fun!
Jacksonlover is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 11-21-2008, 06:20 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Hawthorne, FL
Posts: 852
• Horses: 2
lots of collected trot and canter and cavalettis! they do wonders and so do trot poles.

"The horse you get off is not the same as the horse you got on; it is your job as a rider to ensure that as often as possible the change is for the better."
FoxyRoxy1507 is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 11-21-2008, 08:27 PM
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 150
• Horses: 0
basically what you've been doing... a lot of it has to do with the horse gaining strength and experience. the first step is if you have trails available, doing a lot of hill work and doing dressage/ flat work to improve his muscles. then with jumping, try doing simple grids or even a single fence with placing rails on each side and let him figure it out for himself and try to help him stay in balance by supporting him with your leg and not getting left behind/ jumping ahead of him.... i know my problem is i like to pick before a jump when i don't see a perfect distance but i've been really focusing on staying still for the last couple strides before my horse takes off and its helped a lot with his balance and happiness without me flopping around up there haha (not saying you are!!)

good luck! :)
3days3ways is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 11-22-2008, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Were ever a horse is
Posts: 76
• Horses: 1
okay, thanks. i never have gotten ahead/behind this particular horse. he is easy to ride, but then again he is not, its really just making him go.

You can't compare jumping a horse to flying...because jumping is WAY more fun!
Jacksonlover is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 11-22-2008, 03:36 PM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Posts: 97
• Horses: 3
How old is he, and what has he been doing before you leased him?
banoota is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Balance Moxie Horse Riding 18 02-22-2011 02:30 PM
My horse can't keep his balance amigo82 Horse Talk 6 09-26-2008 05:21 PM
Balance Board Moxie Horse Talk 16 07-14-2008 06:48 PM
How's this for good balance? RedHawk Horse Videos 7 06-22-2008 08:56 PM
Balance Abby Horse Training 14 02-02-2008 12:11 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome