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 pleasure 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 continuously increase the requirements, so as not to overwhelm the horse and to give his tendons and ligaments the necessary development time.
Also, in show jumping, the scale of training forms an important cornerstone for successful and healthy riding. In the later jumping courses a high degree of permeability is needed to rhythmic tempo and canter changes, changing between long galop lines and short turns. The video demonstrates how the individual components of the training scale are interrelated and how an imaginary course helps develop forward going and carry capacity.
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
The cavaletti exercises are an excellent way of preparing for the show jumping ring or cross country. In this video we watch as Olympic Champion Ingrid Klimke shows us exercises for improving tight turns, correct take-off distance and the activity before a jump.
Duration: 20:17 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: 16:17 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
Gymnasticizing, strengthen, a change in the day to day training: The cavaletti training has many positive benefits. Olympic Champion Ingrid Klimke explains in this video the basics for using cavaletti successfully and demonstrates various exercises done in walk.
Duration: 17:19 Minutes
The correct introduction to cross country jumps as well as going through the water is an essential foundation for further training of young horses. Riding in new surroundings and on uneven ground increases sure-footedness and self-confidence of the horses.
Duration: 21:44 Minutes