Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
More dressage. You should be able to do anything you could ever want with that stride while jumping. Shorten, lengthen, keep it even, that's what makes a good jumping horse. Don't jump until she's calm trotting in and out of trot poles, doing cavelleti work calmly, etc. Get her really relaxed, then go towards a single pole on the ground, if she starts freaking out, put her in a 20m circle until she calms down and then go for it again. Keep doing this until she starts realizing that freaking out is only going to get her trotting around in a circle. That's what I've learned works. :)
Jumping a horse = Getting wings!
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