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post #1 of 3 Old 08-14-2008, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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is there anything else i can do??

as many of you know ive been working on jumping with possum. she had never jumped before i got her but has been really coming along well lately. so we are going to a showjumping day on the 24th. im only doing the 30-45cm class with her but i want her to get the experience in.

so far i have been working with her on:

- rollbacks. she can turn like a barrel horse when she wants so we dont have many problems there :)
- different stride combos eg; bounces, 2 strides, 3 strides etc
- she changes canter lead herself when changing rein so i havent worked to hard on that
- different jump types eg; crossrails, oxers etc etc
- different heights. not every jump is the same height.
- ive put all different kinds of things around the jumps but im not worried about her freaking out at the standards etc as nothing worries her lol
- and finally we've done some work on turning quickly after a jump.

ive been thinking there isnt a whole lot more that i can do prepare her considering i dont have a proper showjumping arena or anything but i thought id throw it out there and see if anyone can give me some ideas on other things i can do to prepare.

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post #2 of 3 Old 08-15-2008, 10:15 AM
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you could also try....

-jumping at an angle (you still approach and go over the jump on a straight line, but you won't come at it perpendicularly)

-bending lines

-lengthening and shortening your horses stride in between lines (see how many or how few strides you can get in between)
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-16-2008, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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thanks :) ill try angles :) i do a lot of bending and lengthening/shortening of stride in my flat work. even though i know it i wasnt thinking about the stuff i do in my flatwork that helps. shes such a steady jumper and keeps an even stride between jumps and usually fixes her own stride if she is a little out too which helps :)

thanks again ;)

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