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post #1 of 8 Old 07-10-2019, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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Funky jumping

Was looking through some jumping photos...really, you'd think he's never seen a crossrail before

Any of you have some funky jumpers? I've seen videos of horses jumping with all 4 legs at the same time (I just learnt that that movement is called 'strotting' for deers)
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-10-2019, 08:41 AM
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Part of it is that he is green and you are as well. Some horses just never develop into horses that jump well and some riders are lacking in proper instruction on how to encourage a horse to jump effectively and in correct form. I'd talk to your coach and see about getting an experienced rider to school him over jumps and put you on something that has it down so you can work on you and he can be working on him then put you back together when you both have a better idea of correct form and what it feels like and build from there.


Are you talking about overjumping? At some point given a high and or wide enough jump all 4 feet will be off the ground with the horse stretching across.


Edited to add: Do you mean "stotting"or what I we tend to call pronking. Jumping straight up with back curved and legs stiff? I see that more in bucking horses and have never seen a horse pronk over a jump as the movement is more so up than it is forward.

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@QtrBel there was horse at the last PC show that jumped like that over every single jump. Iíll see if I can find a picture....I donít know how the lady rode it!

Look up some grid exercises, and make sure all of your jumps have ground rails, so the horse can more easily judge the distance.

Really a cute horse!!
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Part of it is that he is green and you are as well. Some horses just never develop into horses that jump well and some riders are lacking in proper instruction on how to encourage a horse to jump effectively and in correct form. I'd talk to your coach and see about getting an experienced rider to school him over jumps and put you on something that has it down so you can work on you and he can be working on him then put you back together when you both have a better idea of correct form and what it feels like and build from there.


Are you talking about overjumping? At some point given a high and or wide enough jump all 4 feet will be off the ground with the horse stretching across.


Edited to add: Do you mean "stotting"or what I we tend to call pronking. Jumping straight up with back curved and legs stiff? I see that more in bucking horses and have never seen a horse pronk over a jump as the movement is more so up than it is forward.
He overjumped cos' I let his canter get out of control leading in. He jumped well after (imo)

Kinda hard to see, but this is what I was referring to (obviously not a deer though):

I just googled pronking and it's not quite what I was talking about. Kinda looks like bucking to me lol. Just imagine the llama going over a jump
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Yes, I think I know what you mean. This horse does it. Like a goofy Arab canter but over the jumps with all four legs at once. You have to scroll down the page for the video.
https://horsespirit.site/2018/12/10/...MorPBENzV7d9i4
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I don't see OPs horse doing that but there is a pony here that does over low jumps. Too lazy to put the effort into actually jumping or cantering over. Very cartioonish. Stotting from the videos that pulled up is straight leg and this ^^^ is different in that the horse is folding all 4 legs underneath but does look awkward.
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Yes, I think I know what you mean. This horse does it. Like a goofy Arab canter but over the jumps with all four legs at once. You have to scroll down the page for the video.
https://horsespirit.site/2018/12/10/...MorPBENzV7d9i4
That horse wasn't doing that because the distances were way to short for him.

God video though.
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post #8 of 8 Old 08-15-2019, 05:21 AM
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Unless you’re horse has some muscle issues or are in pain, it could just be his personality. I’m not familiar with that kind of jumping you’re describing but my mare over jumps everything and goes waay faster after she lands. We’ve had her checked by the vet to see if she’s in any pain and there’s nothing wrong. Some horses are just a bit silly, but if you think this type of jumping is coming from pain (cause it could be), I think you should take your horse to the vet to be sure.
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