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    11-19-2011, 12:01 PM
NO jumping! gelding has one issue on the trail that drives me crazy! He always wants to jump small water crossings versus walk calmly thru them I am stumped as to how to correctly work with him on this issue to resolve it. He never refuses, he will go where I ask but I have tried a few different things to no avail. I end up hanging on his face and totally off balance (I'm not a jumper lol) after he sails thru the air and I would love to have him just walk calmly across. He does it perfectly in larger bodies of water but it is the smaller ones where it would only be a couple steps thru that he always elects to jump :( Any tips on how to correct this GREATLY appreciated!
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    11-19-2011, 12:12 PM
Pay close attention to his body so you know just when he's going to jump. When he starts to gather himself for the jump, push him forward with your legs and don't give him his head with the reins. The goal is to interrupt his collection for a jump while indicating you still want him to go forward. If you do it right, he'll have no choice but to take a step instead of jumping.

It takes practice and once you have him stepping you'll always have to stay alert. They like to revert just when you start relaxing, that's just plain embarassing if anyone is watching you flop around in the saddle.
    11-19-2011, 12:23 PM
The way I like to look at this is your horse is an overachiever, and I don't like to punish them for the effort. I also don't want to be pulling on them so much. I let them jump then turn around and go back through again and again until the horse decides walking is way easier than jumping. After a few times of doing this and they won't be jumping anymore. I find this to be the best way to let the horse figure it out so it's his idea then you're not getting into an argument with them.

Eta: If you don't think you can ride the jumps this can be done from the ground by sending the horse back and forth on a line.
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