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    12-08-2011, 07:27 PM
  #11
Weanling
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Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
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.
good idea!
Thanks!
     
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    12-09-2011, 01:35 AM
  #12
Yearling
My horse will run out to the right if I let him. My trainer helped me to acknowledge this issue and ride him up to the fence with a very solid and serious seat/leg, but to also pay special attention to keeping him DIRECTLY in the center of the fence (more right leg to keep him from running out to the right!). Think of squeezing him/her like a tube of toothpaste from the bottom up. You want to push the horse through your legs so that he doesn't feel you drop and see it as a way out.
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    12-10-2011, 04:48 PM
  #13
Weanling
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Originally Posted by whisp    
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
I couldn't disagree more. He's ducking out because he knows he can. And your not properly correcting him.
Constant leg pressure to the jump, and opening the opposite rein to which he likes to run out. (Almost all horses have a preferable side they like to run out. I bet you he does too)
He's just being a jerk. Don't let him get away with it. And absolutely do not give up on that jump. If he runs out, do the same jump 5 more times. He'll learn running out = more work.

Jumping him too high too often is a risk to his health. Save your horse and save the big jumps for the ring or lessons.

Hope this helps.
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    12-10-2011, 06:09 PM
  #14
Green Broke
I would also say that you are more likely dropping him before the fence, and not riding him all the way, since you expect him to go over it.
     
    12-16-2011, 05:58 PM
  #15
Weanling
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Originally Posted by mselizabeth    
I couldn't disagree more. He's ducking out because he knows he can. And your not properly correcting him.
Constant leg pressure to the jump, and opening the opposite rein to which he likes to run out. (Almost all horses have a preferable side they like to run out. I bet you he does too)
He's just being a jerk. Don't let him get away with it. And absolutely do not give up on that jump. If he runs out, do the same jump 5 more times. He'll learn running out = more work.

Jumping him too high too often is a risk to his health. Save your horse and save the big jumps for the ring or lessons.

Hope this helps.
don't worry, almost all our jumping is supervised by an instructor, so we don't push him to do higher then safe.

Recently I've been riding ALL jumps with wide hands with light contact, leg on and eyes up, its really been helping.

Also we have been setting up TINY (like 12 inch) jumps, but making them loud and crazy, to see if that helps keep me on my toes and really RIDE into jumps.

Thanks for the advice!
     

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