running out of jumps?! - The Horse Forum
 7Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 15 Old 12-05-2011, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 282
• Horses: 0
running out of jumps?!

So my horse is a very capable jumper and is usually very foreword going into jumps. Sometimes when he are jumping he canters up to the jump and our last three strides(i count down 3...2...1...JUMP!) and he does 3...2...1.. and right when he is supposed to take off he throws his head down and leaps sideways. He will do this not very often but often enough to make me nervous. I don't want to get a negative attitude and expect him to do that (self-fulfilling thoughts :/). He seems to do this on very plain jumps. Only in the ring, not ever on X-country or on "scary" jumps. It mainly seems to happen on jumps that are of 2 white standards and a simple straight vertical or a cross rail. He never does it with a jump over 3 ft or on oxers. How can I predict this and correct it before it turns into a big problem?! Thanks for the help (:
princecharming is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 Old 12-08-2011, 04:16 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Narnia
Posts: 3
• Horses: 1
My horse does that too, but only if the jump is under 2ft. My instructor told me that it could possibly be boredom - why should he put the effort in over small jumps? Rather save the energy for the higher ones!

We made the jump more interesting for him, by adding in a brighter colored pole, or make it a baby oxer, so that it would look more appealing for him to jump. You could also put two poles in a 'V' shape on a plain vertical, that way if he jumps out suddenly he still does a small jump.

These are all things I used for my horse and he's totally fine with baby jumps now. I'm not sure if they'll work for you or if you're interested in trying but yeah :)
whisp is offline  
post #3 of 15 Old 12-08-2011, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 282
• Horses: 0
Thanks, ill definitely try that!
princecharming is offline  
post #4 of 15 Old 12-08-2011, 04:03 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: canada
Posts: 139
• Horses: 0
I am by absolutely no means an experienced jumper but I've been told generally run outs are a rider error. Is it possible that because you think the jumps are small and easy you stop riding at the base of the fence? I think keeping determined and purposeful up to, over, and away from the fence will help this problem. Meaning don't ride to the fence ride past it. What is the saying, throw your heart over the fence and the horse will follow? Sorry for the terrible explanation and by all means someone more exprerienced correct me if I'm wrong!
Posted via Mobile Device
princecharming likes this.
rosie1 is offline  
post #5 of 15 Old 12-08-2011, 04:18 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: PA
Posts: 674
• Horses: 2
Typically a good jumper will run out or refuse because of rider error. Considering he seems to pick the simple fences, I am going to guess you may "quit" riding to this fence, maybe drop a shoulder or loosen your leg.

Primo is the jump anything from any distance, angle, speed horse... but if I drop my hand in a line, he will take the easy way out instead of over.

Work on making sure you're not jumping up, leaning or dropping support. Basically ride like it's a big, funky looking vertical and see if it makes a difference if it makes a difference.
princecharming likes this.

If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question or asked the question wrong

And God took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it and created the horse
MudPaint is offline  
post #6 of 15 Old 12-08-2011, 04:42 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Hawthorne, FL
Posts: 852
• Horses: 2
I agree with MudPaint, also when you're riding up to these jumps are you already in your 2point or sitting up to the fences?

"The horse you get off is not the same as the horse you got on; it is your job as a rider to ensure that as often as possible the change is for the better."
FoxyRoxy1507 is offline  
post #7 of 15 Old 12-08-2011, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 282
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by FoxyRoxy1507 View Post
i agree with MudPaint, also when you're riding up to these jumps are you already in your 2point or sitting up to the fences?
half seat. Thanks for the advice ill try it!
princecharming is offline  
post #8 of 15 Old 12-08-2011, 07:13 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 8,156
• Horses: 0
When you count down to jumps, it's very easy to make the mistake of just going along for the ride rather than actively riding your horse to the fence. In your mind, you counted all the way down to takeoff so it's time to jump, but your horse is probably down there thinking, "gee all she's doing up there is counting. If I'm not going to be included in this thing, I'll just go over there". Try counting 1,2,1,2 instead of down and be sure you are riding every stride.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
MyBoyPuck is offline  
post #9 of 15 Old 12-08-2011, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 282
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck View Post
When you count down to jumps, it's very easy to make the mistake of just going along for the ride rather than actively riding your horse to the fence. In your mind, you counted all the way down to takeoff so it's time to jump, but your horse is probably down there thinking, "gee all she's doing up there is counting. If I'm not going to be included in this thing, I'll just go over there". Try counting 1,2,1,2 instead of down and be sure you are riding every stride.
thanks for the advice, I used to count 1..2...1...2..1.. but I started thinking about it wary too much and messed up my rythem, ill work on riding every stride but the 1-2-1-2 thing just stresses me out(which usually doesn't go to well with my horse).
princecharming is offline  
post #10 of 15 Old 12-08-2011, 07:24 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 8,156
• Horses: 0
What about replacing 3,2,1 with words pertaining to the act of jumping? Instead of 3, 2, 1, maybe heels, shoulders, cue (horse). Something that would still let you measure your distance to the fence and still involve the horse.
HorseyyGal and princecharming like this.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
MyBoyPuck is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Bit for Running KcFinancialBurn Horse Training 3 03-04-2011 08:41 PM
It's now a running bet! Phantom Legacy Horse Pictures 4 05-06-2010 11:59 AM
Running away from me!! :( ridergirl23 Horse Training 22 12-22-2009 09:28 PM
Running Through The Bit Abby Horse Training 5 05-24-2008 11:59 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome