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    08-21-2010, 05:41 PM
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Foal
Post My Horse Pops Fences

Hi im new to the forum. I just have a problem with a horse I ride. I just learned to jump at a trot, so here's my problem:

When I approach a jump at a posting trot, Lara is just fine, but when she is right in front of the jump, she stops and then she does a sort of sudden jump and keeps on trootting lazily after the jump. Since I'm a beginner, my instructor doesn't care about that much, but I find it super annoying. It also means that it makes my position all wonky, and I think it would be much, MUCH better if we could go over smoothly. Don't even think about telling me to canter it, I don't know how to canter.

And one last detail, if it helps: Lara used to be a jumper.

Please help!!!
Thank you.
     
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    08-22-2010, 03:22 PM
  #2
Foal
Anything... sorry, but I need help here..
     
    08-22-2010, 03:44 PM
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Yearling
Don't jump until you can canter...?
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    08-22-2010, 03:48 PM
  #4
Weanling
I feel like you shouldn't be jumping until you can canter. A lot of horses land in a canter even if you trot into a jump, what do you do then? Ask your trainer to teach you to canter first.
     
    08-22-2010, 04:07 PM
  #5
Green Broke
I agree with the learn to canter first thing too. After all, a jump is just an elevated canter stride. You MUST first learn to canter, what if after the jump she swings into a canter? You could fall.

I think its in your interest and safety to learn to canter first. Good luck! :)
     
    08-22-2010, 09:17 PM
  #6
Foal
I have actually cantered a bit, and Im working on it. Thanks anyways.
     
    08-22-2010, 10:39 PM
  #7
Trained
Sounds like you're just not getting enough impulsion going to the fence. That will always produce an uncomfortable jump. Really concentrate on marching her up to the fence. You need to get there with purpose if that makes sense. If your instructor cannot help you with this, time to look for a new instructor.
     
    08-23-2010, 11:48 AM
  #8
Green Broke
I agree with Puck. Even in your original post, you said the mare keeps lazily trotting after the fence.
     
    08-23-2010, 11:52 AM
  #9
Yearling
You don't know how to canter, but you are jumping??? I think the horse popping the fence is the least of your worries. Maybe you should look into a new trainer.
     
    08-24-2010, 12:14 AM
  #10
Foal
Worried riders: My instructor is a proffesional eventer. Im trying not to be offensive, but this is making me a bit angry. We have a start-easy,learn-hard system at our stable. Its just a different way of teaching, and I am going talk to my instructor my next lesson. Thanks for trying to help anyway, and thanks puck for the good tip. I think you're right.
     

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