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    07-26-2009, 07:46 AM
  #1
Foal
Unhappy My horse jumps like a racehorse!!!HELP

I recently started showjumping again this summer after months of mostly cross country. I wanted to do eventing. My horse used to showjump quite well before but she has gotten to a couple of bad habits lately. She jumps all her fences like a racehorse would, like through them. She does this cross country which doesn't get any faults but she bangs her legs of the bigger fences(1 metre-ish) a lot. I'm afraid she is going to injure herself one of these days. Now she is doing the same thing in the showjumping arena, knocking the top pole off 50% of the jumps. She not just clipping them either, she's hitting them with her legs sometimes above her knee. She just doesn't lift her legs high at all. She won't jump up if you know what I mean, more flat out. Another thing is I have to let her go quite fast to jump them, like cross country pace. If I try to make her come in at a nice steady canter she always refuses. She is a 9yr old part-bred 15.2hh mare and I love her to bits, but she can be a real brat sometimes.
     
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    07-26-2009, 08:06 AM
  #2
Yearling
I am thinking back to basics, doing gymnastics over a series of jumps, making her do a "bounce" stride in between, etc. there are a ton of threads on here about that, just search jumping etc. I would def stop doing show jumping courses for now so your horse doesn't get hurt. I am sure you will get lots of good advice here.... let us know it goes and let us see some pics of your horse when you get a chance :)
     
    07-26-2009, 11:50 AM
  #3
Trained
Dressage, Dressage, Dressage, Dressage, Dressage. I cannot emphasise that enough. Sounds to me that her rider is allowing her to jump flat, on her forehand with a too forward pace.

She needs to be rounded, needs to be engaged, light on her forehand and soft in your hands. Your horse needs to be light in your aids as well.

When you jump CC, you MUST MUST MUST have a horse that will come down to you and rock back when asked - that is just simply too dangerous to have a horse out on the CC course sloppy.

I'd be looking at the rider first, before putting the blame on the horse. Our horses reflect 100% of what we do while in the saddle, our horses only know what we know.

I highly recommend Dressage Lessons.
     
    07-26-2009, 12:04 PM
  #4
Weanling
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Originally Posted by MIEventer    
Dressage, Dressage, Dressage, Dressage, Dressage. I cannot emphasise that enough. Sounds to me that her rider is allowing her to jump flat, on her forehand with a too forward pace.

She needs to be rounded, needs to be engaged, light on her forehand and soft in your hands. Your horse needs to be light in your aids as well.

When you jump CC, you MUST MUST MUST have a horse that will come down to you and rock back when asked - that is just simply too dangerous to have a horse out on the CC course sloppy.

I'd be looking at the rider first, before putting the blame on the horse. Our horses reflect 100% of what we do while in the saddle, our horses only know what we know.

I highly recommend Dressage Lessons.
Agree totally
     
    07-26-2009, 01:46 PM
  #5
Foal
I personally think that gymnastics and alot of them will help her be aware of where her feet are so she will be much more careful with her feet.
     
    07-26-2009, 02:14 PM
  #6
Yearling
Gymnastics and dressage work is really good to do. Also try only trotting like 2' jumps for a while, it helps them use more of their back end.
     
    07-26-2009, 05:15 PM
  #7
Started
Definately dressage work, and going back to the basics. Gymnastics over smaller fences, lots of trot poles and canter poles, and definitely put boots on her if you don't already. Also if she's banged herself on CC a bunch, I'd have a vet come out and check out her legs to make sure she's still okay.
     
    08-13-2009, 05:03 PM
  #8
Yearling
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Is It Her Saddle?
That's The Way My Horse Was! He Wouldnt Pick Up His Front Legs At All Because His The Gullet Of His Saddle Was Pinching His Shoulders When He Brought Them Up when He Would Jump. SO 2 Avoid The Discomfort He Jst Didnt Pick His Legs Up! Now That His Saddle Has Been Moved Back ( Thanks 2 The Advice Of A Qualified Saddler) He Picks Himself Up Unreal 4 The Jumps=] Good Luck And Hope Youu Find Out Whats Up
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