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    11-15-2008, 04:45 AM
Thanks heaps you guys are awesome. He's very responsive he does everything I ask him and we do alot of flat work. I ride 5 days a week and only 1 of them is jumping so I don't think im over jumping him sometimes I do a second day ust to see how we go because we have a jumpng lesson every week so I like to sort of test myself without being told what to do and see how we go without being in a lesson. But we don't do that very often its too hard to get on and off all the time to chane poles etc lol. Also weve been working on the impulsion thing alot like really collecting him but still with alot of energy were getting there just practicing lots!
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    11-16-2008, 12:09 AM
Didn't read replies, sorry if I repeat something...

First, I'm glad that you concentrate on not interfering. A lot of times, riders are not aware that it is their lack of a stable position that is causing rails to drop. If you get up too early, weight is on the forehand. Left behind, the horse gets a catch in the mouth. Sitting down over a jump, the horse will sit on the back rail.

My advice? Oxers and grid work. It takes a month or two for grid work to be really effective. (I started gridwork today with Mav.)

Make sure that it's not you that is affecting his jump. My sister's horse is extremely careless. As soon as we widen the oxers, his attention is focused and he is more cautious of his back legs. Especially ascending oxers.

Really, you have the right idea. You can try open front jumping boots so there is still protection, and he can feel the rail when he knocks it.

Make sure that your distances are correct. Jumping deep can cause knocks with the front legs. Jumping long can cause back rails to fall.

Like I said, ascending oxers and gridwork. He'll come around :)

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