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  • How to jump a horse without reins
  • Jumping without reins or stirrups

 
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    09-19-2008, 10:20 PM
  #1
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Without Reins??

The topic about jumping without stirrups reminded me of when my old instructor used to make us jump without our reins. We would tie our reins so they wouldn't flop and hold our arms out to each side as we went over the jumps. Has anyone ever done this?? It is SOO fun, and its great for improving your balance and position when jumping. We did three verticals in a row. It feels like you're flying!!
     
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    09-19-2008, 10:43 PM
  #2
Yearling
I love jumping without reins. I did a 3' grid with Herbie a while back, it's such a bizarre feeling, but it's awesome... I wish I had pictures.
     
    09-19-2008, 11:01 PM
  #3
Started
Supermane, I know what you mean. I wish I had pics too.
     
    09-20-2008, 01:23 AM
  #4
Showing
Yep, my trainer made me do that. It's very fun! I feel like I'm flying, LOL!
     
    09-20-2008, 05:03 AM
  #5
Banned
I used to do that waaaay back when my BO randomly taught my group lesson jumping. We did a lot more jumping before than we do now. I miss it.. But yeah, from what I recall, it was fun, though I'm sure we must have been jumping 6in. XD However, I always remeber when one pony stumbled when we were doing this and his rider went flying off. :P I'd love to do it again though, but I don't trust my horse with that yet since she likes to run out. We have confidence issues with jumping. XP
     
    09-20-2008, 06:02 AM
  #6
Yearling
Yeah I love it :) it feels like your riding a kangaroo :P I wish I had pics but its nice to let your horse work its own striding out every once in a while too
     
    09-21-2008, 10:40 AM
  #7
Foal
Yea I've had to do that before XD our trainer was nice and let us hold the know over the jumps but we couldnt use them after we landed and before we jumped XD
     
    10-07-2008, 06:19 PM
  #8
Yearling
I do it all the time! I love it. It makes you feel like you're flying and you really have to use your legs to keep balanced.
     
    10-10-2008, 02:03 AM
  #9
Weanling
Yup I do it sometimes.
     
    10-10-2008, 10:31 AM
  #10
Foal
We used to do grid contests, no reins and no stirrups. We'd gradually build the grid til we had a line of 7 jumps with no more than 2 strides at any given point. We'd start with a 2' vertical and end with a 3'6 triple. We'd get points for making it through in one piece, and extra points for no reins or no stirrups. Chris and I were the only ones who ever did the entire exercise no reins and no stirrups. I miss those days
     

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