Jumping exercises for a strong pony - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 08-23-2009, 04:08 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: plymouth, UK
Posts: 12
• Horses: 1
Jumping exercises for a strong pony

I have a 21y/o irish sports pony who is a speed deamon and loves to jump!
however, although i know im deffinately 100% going over thhose jumps whether i like it or not, id like to have some control!

has anyone got any tips on exercises i can do to slow him up and gain control again?
he used to jump very big and has competed in irish grand prix so he knows what he's doing i just need a confidence boost!!! :)

<3 14.2hh cremello connemara <3
PiNk WiTh a WiNk.
pinkwithawink is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 08-23-2009, 04:50 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia.
Posts: 4,488
• Horses: 1
My suggestion, start small with grides that make him think about his feet? This is just a suggestion and it seemed to work with Chinga when I he started rushing.

Sir Success. Eventer.
2000 - 2013,
ChingazMyBoy is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 08-23-2009, 12:12 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
Posts: 8,220
• Horses: 0
Dressage, Dressage, Dressage, Dressage. That is the only way you are going to incorporate rhtyhm, control, tempo, lightness of aids when it comes to applying fences into the equation.

You want to learn how to ride properly through your body, position and form - to get your pony off of his forehand, onto his hind end and up into your aids.

It comes from SEAT into LEGS into HANDS to SOFTEN. This is something that you'll have to discuss with your Coach. It has to be shown to you one on one in person.

If you Coach does not know how to ride nor teach how to ride via seat into legs into hands, then I highly recommend you look into taking Dressage Lessons so you can learn and become that much better of a rider, for your horse.

Jumping is Dressage with speed bumps. You wouldn't zoom around a Dressage arena would you? Then why is it acceptable in the Jumper ring :)

MIEventer is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 08-31-2009, 07:20 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Australia
Posts: 11
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by MIEventer View Post
Dressage, Dressage, Dressage, Dressage. That is the only way you are going to incorporate rhtyhm, control, tempo, lightness of aids when it comes to applying fences into the equation.

You want to learn how to ride properly through your body, position and form - to get your pony off of his forehand, onto his hind end and up into your aids.

It comes from SEAT into LEGS into HANDS to SOFTEN. This is something that you'll have to discuss with your Coach. It has to be shown to you one on one in person.

If you Coach does not know how to ride nor teach how to ride via seat into legs into hands, then I highly recommend you look into taking Dressage Lessons so you can learn and become that much better of a rider, for your horse.

Jumping is Dressage with speed bumps. You wouldn't zoom around a Dressage arena would you? Then why is it acceptable in the Jumper ring :)
Well said!!

My instructor always says to me to concentrate on having a good canter to the jump (using the above), a good canter away from the jump, and 9 times out of 10 the jump in the middle would have been good. When my mare gets a bit strong, he gets me to use more leg, with a very quiet seat and she responds really well to it. I went from her throwing herself at absolutely everything, pulling my arms off and genuinely being rather dangerous, to easily and controllably jumping 1.10m (whatever that is in feet) and being rather comfortable to continue getting bigger.
dizee_luvs_brossy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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

Password:


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

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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
Pony Jumping Critique? [VIDEO] Corey NC Horse Riding Critique 14 09-21-2009 09:44 PM
Critique my jumping/riding/pony Sophia Horse Riding Critique 6 07-28-2009 07:25 PM
Jumping Postition exercises eventnwithwinston Jumping 10 03-20-2009 09:24 PM
Some Jumping exercises/ideas kchfuller Jumping 20 02-19-2009 12:13 AM
critique pony jumping justholdon Horse Riding Critique 11 06-01-2007 09:19 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