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post #1 of 5 Old 08-14-2019, 05:37 AM Thread Starter
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Mare takes off after jumps

I need help with my connemara mare, Saphira. She is the most lovely pony ever, and her confidence is seriously mind blowing. The only thing is that I’ve gotten more scared to jump with her. I started low with her and we trotted over small jumps perfectly. But when I started to jump higher jumps like 80-90 cm fences, I quickly noticed a big issue.

She always takes off after a jump and I’ve fallen off a dozen times. She’s got so much potential for show jumping, even XC. And I really want to be able to do those things with her. I definitely would try to jump higher if she wasn’t so fast after a jump. Any tips on how I can (hopefully) get rid of this bad habit? Thanks a lot!
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-14-2019, 07:06 AM
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I was reading this https://www.horseforum.com/jumping/h...r-jump-130949/ thread which should have some helpful advice!! Also are you sure your horse isn't scared of the jump? I've heard that that can make them rush - never jumped that high though so no idea! Hope the thread helps!

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post #3 of 5 Old 08-14-2019, 07:30 AM
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Can you describe what you mean by taking off? Falling off a dozen times is a lot and I'd hate to see you get hurt. Do you mean that she goes faster after she lands? You shouldn't be falling off her just because she is cantering fast or even galloping. Are you losing your balance on the landing? If so, you probably need a little more practice adjusting your position throughout the jump. If you are uncomfortable riding her at high speeds, then you should probably practice that as well, but without the jumping. Obviously, you want to be able to rate her speed.

But if you mean that she literally explodes on landing, then yes, that should be addressed, preferably by working closely with a trainer who can find ways of slowing her down. This might include poles on the ground, circles, and a lot of transitions between jumps. How does she do with a series of jumps? Another possibility is to let a more advanced rider jump her a few times to bring her back to a controlled pace.

My daughter's horse tends to speed up after a jump as well, and she spent hours and hours over the last 3.5 years working on it. A full cheek snaffle helped a little, but mostly, they did a lot of dressage work so she could collect him after a jump, and bring him back to her. He used to speed up because it's easier to run fast than engage the hindquarters. She can finally do it well enough to keep him under control for a full course. She has to push him forward through the jump to get enough impulsion that he jumps forward, not up, but then bring him back within a stride of the landing.
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post #4 of 5 Old 08-14-2019, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, I probably should have specified that she goes faster AFTER the jump! Thats totally on me, but thank you so much for the replies. This helped and I’ll try to focus more on my position and definitely do more dressage work with her!
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post #5 of 5 Old 08-14-2019, 08:47 AM
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Is this the same horse in your unbalanced thread? Running after the fence can be connected to those issues. If it hurts to land, they will try to get out of there quickly to try to minimize the pain.


Otherwise common causes are other sources of discomfort from the rider such as catching their mouth over the fence, sitting down too soon, or landing off balance in the tack.
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