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post #11 of 15 Old 10-25-2008, 12:08 PM
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I'm going through the same thing. But me and baby have been working on it for almost a year and he's finally getting it. Put a ground pole in front and behind the jump and make him go over it at a canter so he understands his striding. You have to sit up and count in your head 1 2 3 4, and hold back. Now I know you're not sopossed to look down but this helped me. Look down at the jump until you feel the 2 front legs pick up then look up. So you have your spot in your head. It will come don't worry.
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I'm going through the same thing. But me and baby have been working on it for almost a year and he's finally getting it. Put a ground pole in front and behind the jump and make him go over it at a canter so he understands his striding. You have to sit up and count in your head 1 2 3 4, and hold back. Now I know you're not sopossed to look down but this helped me. Look down at the jump until you feel the 2 front legs pick up then look up. So you have your spot in your head. It will come don't worry.
When i look down she refuses...AHHHH!!!! But thanks!!

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post #13 of 15 Old 11-11-2008, 04:30 PM
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When i look down she refuses...AHHHH!!!! But thanks!!

She can see you look down, is it because your body moves foward a little more from anticipating the jump? That's what sassy does at our barn, it gets annoying doesn't it? lol. You'll get it, it just takes time=]
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post #14 of 15 Old 11-11-2008, 07:57 PM
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I would start half-halting on your way towards the jump; also make sure you are balanced & not leaning forward; lean a bit back in the saddle approaching a jump. Then maybe some trot poles will help.

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post #15 of 15 Old 11-12-2008, 02:08 AM
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Hi!
jumping too hight isnt a bad thing at all. now there is good ways and bad ways of doing it. ur horse can jump high but flat or too open, or high and completely out of rythm and all, you dont want that. you need to work him on obstacles far from each other, put polls within a good distance to the obstacle calculte with your steps about 2 and a half big step for trotting, and four for cantering now it also depends on the size of the horse etc.. but if you put several polls down on the ground before the horse jumps it will help him to structurate his jump. also do circles to have him listening to you and too have him well focused.
now on the other side, and as every one knows it oftens come from the rider. you need to have good balance for any kind of riding you will be doing. you need to ride that horse without stirrups or even saddle at least 3 times a week an hour each time, it will make a giant difference to you and how you feel the jump later, it is very important!
if you have a picture of your horse jumping it would be great and would make it easier to see what could be the pb.
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