Jumping exercises?

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding > Jumping

Jumping exercises?

This is a discussion on Jumping exercises? within the Jumping forums, part of the English Riding category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    12-28-2011, 02:03 PM
Jumping exercises?

Please post any jumping exercises I can do with my horse.
Sponsored Links
    12-28-2011, 02:19 PM
Start with ground poles! The more the better. You can incorporate ground rails in your circles, figure eights, serpentines, changes across the diagonals..etc. Treat the rails just like any other stride, and go into two point over the ground rails when you and your horse are comfortable. Then, when you're ready, try a small cross rail. Jumping small patterns has helped my jumping more than anything.
    12-28-2011, 02:21 PM
Thanks.. but my horse and I know how to jump.. he jumps around 3ft. I just wanted some fun exercises I could do with him not just jumping over a vertical all the time:)
    12-28-2011, 02:26 PM
Oh okay! ;) I bet some other members will have some good gymnastic patterns that could be fun...
    12-28-2011, 02:41 PM
Thanks! I just want to keep my horse active in different exercises. Because all we do is jump one jump in the arena. That's all we have haha.
    12-28-2011, 05:11 PM
Im not sure of any that you can do with just one jump, but one of my favorite exercises is 4 poles on a 20m circle - don't at a canter. You start out with one pole and practice getting a good spot to it and not splitting it [on front leg on each side, they need to take the pole in stride, just like a jump]. Once you can good at this then add a second pole opposite the first, and practice getting an even amount of strides on each half of the circle. Once you have mastered this, add the other 2 poles so the circle is split into quarters.

Also I like setting 2 poles in a 5 stride line [12ft strides with 6ft for landing and 6ft for take off] and practice getting 4-5-6-7 strides in the line. You can also do this with jumps
    12-28-2011, 06:23 PM
Okay thanks! That helped! And I do have poles just one jump:)
    12-31-2011, 08:45 PM
You could..
-practice jumping on an angle/circle
-put the jump in the middle of the space you are riding and do figure eights(try putting poles at each end and see how consistent you can make your circle/stride)
-two poles set for your horses AVERAGE four stride distance, at the canter see if you can lengthen for the three or collect for the five.
-make your jump as scary as possible
-take away your stirrups/riens/saddle...eyes ;) **only if you can trust your pony!!
-halt after your jump to see how straight your line is.
    01-03-2012, 03:01 AM
I'd have a look at getting some more jump materials, tires work great alot of tire shops will give them away for free!

As for one jump,

-no stirrups
-no reins
- bareback
-in a halter

Could turn the jump into a spread with poles on the ground
Play with extending shortening strides

Any thing else you need more jumps for
    01-04-2012, 11:48 AM
Have you tried gridwork? I'm going to try it tomorrow, looks like so much fun!

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Winter Exercises to Improve Jumping [without jumping]? CruceyMoose Horse Riding 2 01-19-2011 06:59 PM
Exercises For Dressage/Jumping rissaxbmth English Riding 7 11-22-2010 11:32 PM
Jumping exercises for a strong pony pinkwithawink Jumping 3 08-31-2009 08:20 PM
Jumping Postition exercises eventnwithwinston Jumping 10 03-20-2009 10:24 PM
Some Jumping exercises/ideas kchfuller Jumping 20 02-19-2009 01:13 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0