Jumping Courses To Improve Your Hunter Jumper – Part 3

Now for the fun Jumping part.

Here are a collection of Jumping resources for you to consider:

Try Gymnastic Jumps

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Gymnastic jumps are a series of poles and obstacles set at certain distances to allow horses and riders to develop their ability and form over fences. By using poles and jumps at set distances riders can develop their form, balance, position, strength, feel, balance, straightness and suppleness.

Gymnastic jumping is a challenge for beginner riders and advanced horsemen and can be a systematic way to develop a green horse into a grand prix contender.

Top 3 Reasons to Use Gymnastic Jumping To Improve Your Horse’s Form

  1. When jumping on course, whether you are riding a hunter, jumper, equitation over fences.
    Gymnastic Jumps can be used to improve equitation over fencesr event course, the course will ask questions. Technical questions, speed questions, agility questions and power questions. By performing a systematic development through gymnastics, most questions that a course will ask have been investigated, developed and performed thus allowing the horse and rider the confidence to answer the question that the course asks.
  2. When asked to do moves that require agility and timing, such asRiders Can Practice Their Equitation over Gymnastic fencesthose found in combinations, or jumping maximum height obstacles, all of these can be developed through a gymnastic.

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    Improve Your Horse’s Form With Gymnastics

  3. Equitation riders can improve their own skills by riding through gymnastics. When riders move around too much they interfere with the horse and its ability to get the job done. Riders must learn to stay in balance with the horse and not interfere.



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Laura Kelland-May is the founder of Thistle Ridge Skill Builders Development Program. She more than trains horses, she trains people to train their horses. In addition she is a Sr. Judge and can offer insight into What the Judge Is Looking For. Follow her here and get more tips.
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2 Responses to Jumping Courses To Improve Your Hunter Jumper – Part 3

  1. This is a great primer on using gymnastics for training objectives. It’s a wonderful reminding for me, too, that there’s a lot more to these exercises than jumping. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Laura says:

    Thank you Nanette. I appreciate your comments.


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