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post #11 of 17 Old 05-13-2012, 09:18 PM
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what do you guys mean by "catching him in the mouth."
When horses jump over something, they stretch their necks out. If you don't follow with your hands, or allow the reins to lengthen through your hands, they will hit the bit and it is painful. That's called "catching him in the mouth".
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post #12 of 17 Old 05-13-2012, 10:34 PM
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Smile My pony dose that to

what I do is I canter before the jump give her time to get up to speed then I go for the jump and give her a little tap with the whip to remind her she needs to go over the jump not stop last min hope you find this helpful
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post #13 of 17 Old 05-13-2012, 10:45 PM
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This is dangerous and I would highly suggest going back to basics with this horse. Most likely it's you (99% of all mistakes a horse makes is due to the rider), since you said he doesn't do this with your trainer. I would stop jumping and work on ground poles. Trot poles and canter poles, really working on keeping your horse in front of your leg. Then move onto raised cavaletti, then small cross rails, etc. Go back to basics. All the whips, spurs, and kicking won't make a difference if the basics aren't there for both of you.

Work on your half seat/two point, really making sure you are balanced and not leaning on the reins. That way when you are jumping, you're not throwing him off balance, or jerking him in the mouth inadvertently.
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post #14 of 17 Old 05-18-2012, 04:57 PM
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Second all the above about doubly making sure your not "catching your horse in the mouth" or holding back over the jump. It is also true that if you are not a confident jumper that the horse will be feeding off this.
Defenatly you need to make sure you can ride in the arena or field at a canter without your horse doing this.
If you can do that already and feel that you are ready to jump and that you are not catching it in the mouth mid air then I might suggest that perhaps you have been doing this in the past and so after you jump instead of worrying about slowing down I would land and push on with your legs until you are around the corner and complete a circle before allowing your horse to slow down.
Also some horses tire of jumping pretty easy and if you are doing jump practise too often this could be the problem.
I once knew of a horse that was fantastic jumper and sold to first time horse owners who rewarded with treats after every jump, Soon they where back complaining to the dealer who sold them the horse that it stopped after every jump and would not move forward. (obviously waiting for its treats!!) The dealer had to go and correct this by cracking the lunge whip behind the horse as soon as it started to put the breaks on. That worked in that instance also.

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post #15 of 17 Old 05-20-2012, 04:02 PM
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I am puzzled by you saying your trainer says you are why your horse is stopping, but has the trainer not told you what you are doing AND HOW TO FIX IT? If not, you may need another trainer. If you are not (a) confident enough or (b) balanced enough to stay out of his mouth you will ruin him. That is a promise. I second going back to flat work, get that perfect, then start ground poles and work you way up. Forget the height right now, and get your timing and seat perfect, as well as give yourselves time to get confident and build trust TOGETHER. We all occasionally get off balance or get left, etc and catch our horses. SOunds like you may be doing it more "occasionally" than you should.

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post #16 of 17 Old 05-26-2012, 03:17 AM
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Get a camera. Trust me. Video taping yourself-hands down- is for sure the best way to learn. Watch a video on the internet or something of show jumpers. Video yourself, and watch yourself. Compare. You will find out so many things that you can change. Trust me on this one.
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