Free jumping a horse can already give you an idea of his capacities. However, many of the first inconsistencies can be counterbalanced by technique and continuous training. The true foundation of a good jumper is his desire to perform. The inner will to develop body and mind separates a good from a talented showjumper. It must, therefore, be the goal while riding jumping to maintain and promote this enthusiasm of the horse.
The right time to start jumping is not set in stone, it depends mainly on the right tasks. In the first jumping sessions, the horse must feel safe with the surrounding and the correct assistance. He should systematically be introduced to small jumps first. Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst explains how to gently and sensibly increase the requirements, so as not to overwhelm the horse and to give his tendons and ligaments the necessary time to strengthen.
Also, in show jumping, the scale of training forms an important cornerstone for successful and enjoyable riding. In the later jumping courses a high degree of throughness is needed to maintain rhythm when riding flying changes, or transitions from long galloping lines to short turns. The video demonstrates how the individual components of the training scale are interrelated and how an imaginary course helps develop strength and power from behind.
Further videos in this series:
Jumping Riding Part 2: Improve Jumping Technique Through Dressage Work
Jumping Riding Part 3: Correct Typical Errors & Improve Nuances
Jumping Riding Part 4: Course Jumping
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The globally active trainer passes on his over 35 years of experience in jumping to promising talents. He manages Gut Bärbroich as an international performance center and is dedicated to horse and rider training as well as the breeding of jumping horses.> more
Gymnastic jumping exercises are an excellent way for young horses, regardless of discipline, to develop musculature and stay motivated in their training. Variety is especially important in the training of young horses to accustom them to handling many new situations.
Duration: 00:16:05 Minutes
Riding a jumping course requires a lot of practice and fine-tuning until the tempo changes, the tight turns, the different tasks and jump combinations are mastered safely. In this video, several horses are shown as an example of the way to a good course.
Duration: 00:16:17 Minutes
Based on three examples, typical problems in the showjumping training will be discussed. It becomes clear that the improvement of throughness, as well as the development of strength and ability to take more weight behind, are elementary steps on the way to the training of a successful jumping horse.
Duration: 00:11:38 Minutes
Showjumping training, built according to the natural ability of each horse, is a great way to gymnasticize and stretch the horse on the lunge and under saddle. Philippe Karl considers it a vital part of every horse’s training.
Duration: 00:09:02 Minutes
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 demonstrates with her student, Lea, which dressage basics you should consolidate before jumping.
Duration: 00:19:27 Minutes