Jumping excersies

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        10-09-2009, 02:06 PM
    Jumping excersies

    What are some jumping excersises that I can do to make my pony land on the right lead and to also get him into shape?
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        10-09-2009, 02:51 PM
    Hmmm....I don't know if this would help your lead, but I like to set up 4 or 5 cross-rail jumps in a circular formation at increasing heights (like the first would be 2', the next would be 2'4", then 2'8", etc) and go around a couple times. That's my favorite warm-up. For regular riding, I like to go over hog's back jumps about 3'-3'8" tall. That really works their muscles and gets them ready for shows fast. Hope it helped!
        10-10-2009, 05:25 PM
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    Our trainer has been setting up cavaletti 10' apart and making us go through it. You really have to get your horse to collect and come up into a bouncing canter to get through it without knocking any of them down. It's harder than it sounds. She also does a 1, 2, bounce gymnastic exercise!
        10-10-2009, 07:11 PM
    Do you mean land on the correct lead or land on the right (right/left) lead?

    To land on the correct lead I like to set up a single vertical (little - 2'ish - or whatever you're comfortable with) in the middle of the ring and go over it in a figure 8 pattern. Alternate which way you turn everytime.

    You will learn how to use your body in the air to get your pony to land on the correct lead. And as you learn and become consistent your pony will learn how to read your weight shifts.
        10-23-2009, 09:02 AM
    For ideas for jumping exercises get the book called, "101 Jumping Exercises."

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