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  • Give me some good jump exercises!

    Oh, I think I've come to the right place if I'm looking for some punishment

    Give me some good exercises! My friend has asked me to jump crew/be her eyes. We've covered a lot but I'm getting bored with the same old same old and want to spice it up a bit. We've done the circle of death, lots of grids, trot poles into a square oxer, trot pole fans, lengthening and shortening in lines, roll backs, angled fences, corner jumps, zig zags, and jumps on serpentines. Any ideas I haven't covered yet??


    Rider is advanced, and horse is schooling consistently at 3'-3'3.

    Let me have your worst! MUAHAHAHAHAHAH

  • #2
    what about all that stuff with no stirrups?

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    • #3
      What are you trying to achieve? That would give some direction as to what to suggest...

      Some things that might be fun regardless: Do a search on here for the "Greg Best exercise." You also might try a descending oxer. Also steep X oxers can be fun. And Swedish oxers... fan jumps.... throw a blue tarp under a jump, or do anything else you can think of to make it "scary"... gymnastics with the rider's eyes closed... no stirrups... no reins... if a jumper, tight turns going back and forth over the same jump (and I mean tight - turn within a two strides or less)...
      If we have to nail on talent, it's not talent.
      Founder, Higher Standards Leather Care Addicts Anonymous

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        #4
        She has/can do all of it without stirrups and grids with no reins no stirrups as well. She's sadistic and likes that sort of stuff...She also quite enjoys taking her stirrups off her saddles and riding without lol

        I guess I'm just looking for good exercises in general just to throw in the mix. She isn't really working on anything in particular right now, as the horse is pretty much point and shoot over fences. I guess if there was anything to fix it would be getting him to come back sooner after the fences-sometimes he doesn't pick up the lead or can land in a bit of a heap. Other than that, he'll jump pretty much anything. Like I said, just looking for new,fun stuff to try over the winter

        PS, what's a descending oxer? Like a triple bar??

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        • #5
          Canter or trot into gymnastic or line.

          As soon as you can halt in a straight line. From the halt pick up a canter and jump a jump across the diagonal. Halt in straight line. Pick up canter from halt and jump another line/gymnastic.

          We were trotting into a one stride, doing the halt, canter to a single, halt, then trot to a bounce. Then reversed it.
          http://weanieeventer.blogspot.com/

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          • #6
            We call this the "45's" and it looks simple but is on the difficult side.....is great for stride control and compression. We use planks but simple verticles with a rail is good too...no ground lines. Start low and go no higher than about 3 ft. Set three is a row 45 feet apart. Canter in 3 strides, then do it is 4 strides. Then do 4 strides to 3 strides then do it 3 strides to 4strides (this is the hardest by far). I would love to hear back on how you do. Afterwards (like after weeks of this) your horse will be way more rideable. Have fun and like I said this looks so much easier thn it is going to be. I have been told even if it looks pretty ugly it is still teaching the skill.

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            • #7
              Linda Allen's Book has lots of exercises in it.

              Also check Medal Maclay for course ideas.

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              • #8
                Back rail lower than the front. (ETA - also known as offset)

                Also a hog's back could be interesting.
                Last edited by pattnic; Sep. 27, 2010, 11:07 AM.
                If we have to nail on talent, it's not talent.
                Founder, Higher Standards Leather Care Addicts Anonymous

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Treasmare2 View Post
                  We call this the "45's" and it looks simple but is on the difficult side.....is great for stride control and compression. We use planks but simple verticles with a rail is good too...no ground lines. Start low and go no higher than about 3 ft. Set three is a row 45 feet apart. Canter in 3 strides, then do it is 4 strides. Then do 4 strides to 3 strides then do it 3 strides to 4strides (this is the hardest by far). I would love to hear back on how you do. Afterwards (like after weeks of this) your horse will be way more rideable. Have fun and like I said this looks so much easier thn it is going to be. I have been told even if it looks pretty ugly it is still teaching the skill.
                  Our trainer had us do this over poles on the ground and always made it a competition. Whoever could do three strides, then four would make it to the second round. After that was three to five strides (which knocked most people out). We had one person do three and seven strides, which is really near impossible. It's a lot of fun, though!

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                  • #10
                    Wow!!!!!! Much more difficult than it seems isn't it? With it raised you end up jumping in and that tightens it up alot. I forgot to say this is a canter in exercise too.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by pattnic View Post
                      Back rail lower than the front.
                      Aren't those illegal to do at competitions? Never really understood why though. ( and yes i know these are excercises for at home as well).

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