In the show jumping ring, the smooth change between a waiting canter or a forward canter needs to function without hesitation. Riding over two cavaletti with several canter strides between them is a good preparatory exercise. Cavaletti built in the shape of a cross are good for practicing tight turns.
When riding the “jumping on a circle” exercise four cavaletti are positioned every quarter of the circle so that the inner circle has three strides and the outer circle four strides between each jump. Precise riding is developed just as much as refined aids and correct take-off distance.
Gymnastic grids can be set up in all kinds of ways and offer the horse valuable back strengthening and suppling and sharpens his concentration.
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Are you just starting out with jumping training or would you like to learn? Then you are at the right place! Riding instructor Eva Deimel introduces you step by step to show jumping. In episode 1, she explains the basics of jumping and shows with riding student Lea, which dressage basis you should consolidate before jumping.
Duration: 19:27 Minutes
Let’s go to the first jumps. Eva Deimel takes the next step with you. By trotting and galloping over a cavaletti, you can prepare yourself for the first exercises with obstacles, get an idea of the distances, and solidify the dressage skills you will need for show jumping.
Duration: 25:49 Minutes
In this video, jumping expert Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst explains typical mistakes and corrections while riding jumping using three example horses. Targeted exercises based on a training course according to the training scale lead to stress-free and successful jumping training.
Duration: 10:10 Minutes
The training of a successful and satisfied jumper requires a lot of patience, the right exercises and important basics in the flatwork. Jumping expert Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst demonstrates in this video what matters when you start riding show jumping.
Duration: 18:42 Minutes
Regular show jumping and cross-country training is a terrific way to improve balance and strength, for dressage horses as well and helps keep young horses motivated and relaxed. Watch as Just Paul pops over his first jumps under saddle.
Duration: 12:55 Minutes