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post #11 of 17 Old 11-12-2012, 04:37 PM
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i would take a horse who has never jumped before over a 2' fence, because that is very low to a horse and not much work for them to get over.

if you want to help get her fit to jump, trot and canter poles and flat work is the way to go.

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post #12 of 17 Old 11-12-2012, 04:43 PM
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Lexi it seems like you have a decent idea on what is best for your horse. When I started my gelding jumping I did low jump on a lunge line or free lunging in the round pen. At a trot only. Then when he was showing signs of improvement I moves them up. You are always going to know what's best for your horse. If you wanted you could go for a slightly wider jump just to help the switch up.
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post #13 of 17 Old 11-12-2012, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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She was fit enough to be jumping 2'6". And 2'3" triple oxers.

She was only off for a few weeks. I don't want to throw a 2' at her(:
I want to take it nice and slow. Her topline hasn't changed much because while she was off we did lunging and walking hills and what not. Just no one on her back.
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post #14 of 17 Old 11-14-2012, 09:23 AM
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Horses don't jump poles. Low cross rails maybe but usually if the horse knows what they are doing then they won't even jump those. I would stick to making it interesting otherwise you and your horse are going to get bored of poles...raised cavaleti work?
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That's what we were doing before this. So now I'm just making it higher by tiny little bits.
I was just curious as to whether it would be incorrect to two point when she isn't really jumping

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post #16 of 17 Old 11-16-2012, 01:53 PM
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I'm also bringing back my jumper from and injury and we've done a few small jumps (cross rails- 2'6) He has the same problem with not using himself over them because they are so small. So we have done about 45 min of flat work, lots of lat work and bending and really getting him to use himself and be mindful of my aids. We then moved on to low gymnastics lines at the trot, let him canter through then have a nice down trans. to the next gymnastics line, ending once again with a nice down trans. This sat. is going to be a first real jumping lesson in a few months.
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post #17 of 17 Old 11-16-2012, 02:24 PM
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I have been watching Ingrid Klimke's 3 part Dressage clinic using cavaletti. The 2nd episode ("Dressage Clinic", RFD.tv) has some very good ideas that I think could help you.
Dressage Symposium - Performance Through Fitness: Part 2 | LocateTV
Using transitions between gaits and the poles at a 1/2-circle will cause your horse to use her hq's without stressing the front legs. If you don't know, Ingrid's father is Reiner Klimke, who authored, Cavaletti several decades ago. I've studied it, cover to cover. Brilliant.

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