I think of jumping as "dressage over fences". A horse that can go straight, and bend properly, and be balanced, and engage their haunch properly, will be a horse that can partnered on a jump course.
I stess that all the time and thanks for bringing it back up. Jumping IS Dressage, with speed bumps. That's what it is.
I know this is off topic, but it drives me up the wall when I hear about and come across many riders who only want to jump, jump, jump, jump. But that's a whole other topic.
Have someone hold up different cards with numbers on them and stand near the next jump. See how soon you can identify the number on the card. Mark where you saw the number and see if you can see it sooner on the next approach. Keep trying to see the numbers sooner and sooner. When you can identify which number is being held up right after landing the previous jump....you are on your way! |
Excellant post as well! I think that is absolutely fantastic!
What my Coach does it staple colored plates to the fences. And my pattern has to be in order of the colors I'm told.
Red, blue, white, pink, green etc, etc.
But I like your idea much better.
Best of luck Spastic! You can do it!