To be able to shave off valuable seconds in a jump off you will have to be able to keep your horse straight and jump at an angle. This simple exercise will up your skills and help your horse feel comfortable with what is expected.
This bounce exercise aims to get your horse supple. It will also help you feel the stride, to feel the length of the stride and your eye. To be able to assess how many strides remain until the horse jump and where it will jump. Done correctly this exercise will also get an over excited horse to back off.
Does your horse listen to you? Are you in sync over which way to go?
Is your horse awaiting your signals? Or do you feel like your horse is in charge? Are you in sync which way to go? With showjumping courses getting quite technical it is important to work on the conversation between horse and rider. A question we often need to ask ourselves is: Is my signals received by my horse? Are they understood? Do I listen to my horse? Are we on the same wavelength?
This is the ultimate gentleman hunt horse. Snowman ☃️ is 16 years old, born in 2003, 16’2 by Our Grandpa out of a thoroughbred mare. He has hunted with the Galway Blazers, Roscommon and the Grallagh Harriers for the last two years. Previously he has done a bit of pony club, jumping and fun rides.
This exercise offers a few different difficulties. It combines riding through corners with the ability to keeping your horse straight through doubles. The warm up will keep you focused and perfect your skills at showing your horse which way to go!! Precision!