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When we’re teaching a horse to jump

When we're teaching a horse to jump

Horses usually have different training processes throughout their life, it is not the same to work with an animal expert in the fullness of their career as with an inexperienced one, so the eye of the trainer in these cases will determine the work to be done on the particular horse.

How to teach horse to jump?

When we're teaching a horse to jumpOne of the secrets we can do when we are starting with the jump is to ask another rider with an expert horse from our block to do the same exercises in front of us, while we work by following the tuina of exercises with the expert horse, although for the first one it will only be a mild training session, for our equine it will be an excellent alternative to learn clearly how to recognize the proper movement that must be made for each jump.

It seems to be a lie, but the example in these cases works very well, especially if the horses are from the same block, because in addition to having a link between the two animals, by discard we will be talking about a young horse with an adult, so the admiration and the position in the herd will facilitate the work, which if possible will be ideal that we repeat on several occasions, achieving that the equine manages to incorporate the exercise routine.When you go at the lowest Heights (on the floor at six inches), then do not change your posture when you jump, you will only confuse your horse. He is still adjusting his passage through the Poles, do not leave him out of balance. After reaching 18 inches you only have to slightly raise two points.

What kind of jump you should choose?

You should always praise your horse after a good When we're teaching a horse to jumpjump.Grab some of his mane when you jump, inexperienced horses tend to jump a little bit more. Never finish on a bad note. Often use the leg method in the beginning to urge your horse during the jump.When galloping your horse with the cavaletti, find the right distance from the jump to asking your horse when to jump. Make sure that if your horse goes too slow to jump, ask for more momentum and if they go too fast shortens its pace to get the right distance.Prepare nicely with a warm-up to your horse before you start.Make sure you gallop over smooth poles before you teach him how to jump.Uses poles to heavy, non-PVC tubes or bamboo, so if your horse comes to one of the poles do not scare and he will realize that hitting the poles of the jump is uncomfortable.

The Preparation of the Horse Raid

The Preparation of the Horse Raid

A new article for young riders, article on the preparation of raid horses, one more of the many training methods and that can be a addition to these methods.On the occasion of the collection of works for the students of the course, I have carried out this, concerning the preparation of the horse of raid.THE PREPARATION OF THE HORSE RAID.The preparation of a Raid horse is becoming more and more “scientific”, in the past the horses were worked a lot and many days a week, it was started little by little but a lot of work was put into it and they came to the competition tired and passed in form, nowadays it is trained with the timer and the pulsometer.

Popular methods

The Preparation of the Horse RaidCurrently, horses tend to work less, over known distances, with the stopwatch and the phonendo in hand. You have to know what happens, how you progress and where you go.
After debraving it and giving it an elemental doma, so that the horse is manageable, even if the more doma it has, the more it can be asked, because in so many kilometers, of travel, it is necessary to change hand, when the circumstances of the terrain ask for it.Begin to work a five day week, each day we will run between 8 to 10 Km. Starting with a long step and a bit of trot, but all in all very slowly in the workload, we can not start the first day with the 8 Km or 10 Km. We will go by increasing the distance gradually until you reach that distance, and who we will be saying is the heart rate monitor, because at the end of the training day, we will check the heart rate and the horse has to be at the end of the tour at 64 ppm before the 10 minutes. If he recovers well, the next day we can demand a little more. If he does not recover in those 10 minutes, we have demanded too much of him and we have to lower the workload a little. This work we Keep until our horse is able to do the 8 or 10 km of one pull, all in the Alive trot and with some gallop and recovering easily.

Recovering – how long?

We are talking about a jog between 12 and 14 The Preparation of the Horse Raidkm / h, at this stage of preparation, it is advisable that the sweat of the work dries at the pace and it is advisable not to stop the horse until it is completely dry.How long can this training phase last? it depends on the horse, its athletic ability and its provenance. Since a horse that has grown up in a box and from time to time in a paddok, will need much more time than a horse that has lived in the field and more if it has been in sierra, because it will reach us much more muscular and worked than the one who was born and lives in a box. Anyway, at the most, for this first phase, it can take about 4 months, if we don’t get it in this time, we may be getting the wrong horse.If our horse already makes the 8 or 10 km in just over 40′ a jog and recovers well, and in about 7 minutes it is already below 64 ppm, we can start in the next training phase with three working days per week.

Techniques to improve the jump of the horse.

Techniques to improve the jump of the horse.

Friends and followers of this blog, at the request of some students and due to the success with the previous article dedicated to the jump this week I will talk again about the right technique to practice jump. First as realistic riders we must assume that not all the flaws in the jumping technique can be remedied, the natural talent of many horses is limited and in turn, this makes it difficult for you to get better jump. There are horses that jump very well because they have this natural talent and guided by an expert hand can give excellent sporting results.

Trainings and championships

Techniques to improve the jump of the horse.What I am clear about is that in order to get the maximum performance on a jump horse we must know how to get to its natural abilities, as much as possible using as a tool a correct training and a correct technique of riding, so in the previous article I talked about that a correct training helps us to improve the performance of the horse destined for the jump.

If we want to improve our jump horse, because we want it to jump higher, for example, then we will have to improve the horse’s jumping technique as much as its natural ability allows.
We’ll set up a training program for the jump horse.
* Try to improve the agility and strength of the horse’s extremities, for example, climbing slopes, doing better transitions, lateral work, back inside, tranching bars.
* In combinations containing an oxer, it can be constructed with a slightly higher frontal, also the distances in a combination should be gradually reduced.
• If the horse shoves its front limbs unevenly, try to jump most often out of narrower turns or at a wider angle.
• The reasons why the horse does not bend the fore extremities enough, especially at the tip of the shoulder and at the elbow joint, are because the horse cannot use its back well.
Exercises to improve the technique of the rear extremities
The agility and flexibility of the hindquarters can be improved with the rising and falling slopes, step bars tranqueo at the trot, and also with exercises of dressage as well as the half pirouettes, steps back and work on the side.
* Tries to jump with the horse with a greater meeting; the bad technique in the use of the rear extremities by the horse is usually the result of an insufficient degree of meeting, collection and activity of the hindquarters.
* For this, appropriate jump exercises may include: jumping with a slightly higher element first followed by very close smaller obstacles.
Jump backgrounds with a lower bar first followed by a higher not too separate bar.
The height of the jumps will determine the level of the horse, we will never jump above its possibilities, so we will not exhaust it, these exercises are to improve the technique of the horse, not to make it jump higher, the latter we will achieve when the horse improves its technique and increases its strength over time.
Remember: do not overload the horses, because their trust can be easily destroyed that way!

Exercises to improve the strength of the hindquarters

Techniques to improve the jump of the horse.
The ability of the horse to jump well that depends on the development of a good engine in the back rooms, so all of the exercises that strengthen and activate the hindquarters are beneficial, for example, the transitions, the lengthening of the sessions of the training exercises, stop and start to move in an uphill slope etc.
* The classic exercise for spring development (muscle strength) is the one that is achieved at the time of the shake and suspension, and its beneficial effect can be increased by creating a row of small obstacles followed.
* The different jumps in closed curves or from a shorter distance are also suitable. • It is good to take walks in the countryside where we gallopemos quaarriba.

Exercises to improve reaction speed

The speed of reaction is usually learned by the horse with
* In jump training, jump materials should be changed as much as possible.
• It is also effective to maintain the speed of reaction by changing the distances between jumps.
* With horses that are slow to respond, convinations must be mounted at a slower speed.
* Responsiveness is also developed by jumping in exceptional situations, and jumping in several different fields with small breaks in the middle of training.
Remember: the jump must be a vital part of the basic training of all horses, regardless of whether it is later used only in classical dressage, the jumping training constantly complements and balances the work on track in the same way that the dressage improves the technique of the jump.
The jump must never become unpleasant for the horse, the great value of these exercises lies in the fact that a high degree of gymnastics ability can be achieved with a small effort and with small jumps.
Remember: variety is good for you and your horse!
The limit must be where the height and effort are not too much for the horses and cannot cause him to make mistakes. Exercises that undermine a horse’s confidence achieve the opposite of the beneficial results that the jump performed correctly can bring.
* We should also use Gymnastics jumps for our own training, especially to improve our safety and balance through exercises such as: jumping without reins or stirrups.
It is important to learn how to feel the rhythm and how to measure the distances in order to guide our horses.