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post #11 of 21 Old 02-08-2009, 01:25 PM
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Chase me Charlie looks like a ton of fun :) first it starts with small jumps and in each round it gets bigger. you lose if ur horse refuses or knocks down a pole.

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post #12 of 21 Old 02-15-2009, 02:40 PM
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omg that game looks like so much fun! Those were some really good riders too!
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post #13 of 21 Old 02-15-2009, 04:06 PM
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lmfao we call that tip and out here. Its soo fun, its one of the last events at most ribbon days.
Have to say though that those rides need to look where they are going not at the jump, very dangerous, if there horse did anything wwrong they would have been on the ground. Cute ponys though!! Very honest. Now I should prob go back and read the original post lmfao.
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post #14 of 21 Old 02-15-2009, 04:22 PM
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right..
Barrel elimination is a good one, you start with three barrels on there side all next to each other with a pole on either side of the barrels to hold them inplace incase they get knocked.
Each person jumps the jump, if you go over it you go threw to the next round, if your horse refuses or runs out your out. You then take away one barrel so there is only 2 barrels left, same thing happens agian, those people who jumped the 2 barrels now have to jump just a singel barrel with the poles. If there are still people left who jumped the single barrel then the poles are taken away, leaving just one barrel, after that if there are still people left depending on how good they are you either draw for first, or you can stand the barrel up and have them jump it like that.

This game teaches straightness, accuracy and the riders position over skinnys, its a good introduction to chevrons but still small enough for little kiddys to have a go at.
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post #15 of 21 Old 02-15-2009, 07:23 PM
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I'll give you a couple of exercises given by Rolex Eventers.

I've cliniced under Dorothy Crowell countless times, who represented the U.S.A at the Olympics for Eventing and is a CCI**** and CIC**** Eventer.

The top one teaches control, this one teaches rhythm - and you really find out exactly how precise of a rider you really are.

You start out with the poles on the ground, and then work on keeping the shoulder under, keeping the rider centered and balanced with a secure seat and tall upper body.

Working on straitness, roll backs, preperation, control.

Then you merge into trot with the poles on the ground - same thing and then merge into canter with the poles on the ground - same idea.

Then move the poles to x rails and etc, etc, etc.

Then you can also add fences aftarwards.



The 2nd, was given at a clinic under David O'Connor. Everyone knows who David O'Connor is *grin*

This one, same idea - but you can incorportate bounces and corners as you would find in mid levels of eventing.




Here are some vids to help understand.

These were taken 4ish years ago....so no laughing *phtpth*

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To build up legs muscle, I always get in the position of the two-point in the trot, for about 5-10 min. It actualy depends on how high they are jumping. If your students are jumping 1-2.4'', then the exersize should last about 5-6min. If they are jumping 2.5''-4ft then it should last about 6-10mins.

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I do lots of dropping sturrups and two-pointing with them ... thanks!

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Yep! Glad to help.

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To build up legs muscle, I always get in the position of the two-point in the trot, for about 5-10 min. It actualy depends on how high they are jumping. If your students are jumping 1-2.4'', then the exersize should last about 5-6min. If they are jumping 2.5''-4ft then it should last about 6-10mins.
we do this too in my riding lessons :) we do it in trot and canter :)
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Bondfield Bounce is fun too.

You have a row of hay bales or 44 gal drums on their sides laid out side by side. Then you have 4 bending poles on one side and 3 bending poles on the other. You jump the hay, and bend around the poles, at the far end you bend around the last pole, run around the end of the hay (miss jumping the hay) bales and bend around the opposite pole then jump and bend back to the start.

I can't find my rule book to give you distances but I'll look tomorrow (not where it should be). Someone else might know though.

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