Looking at three examples of horses in training we can see that a fluid and stress-free showjumping session without looseness and an accepting contact is not possible. Numerous transitions, circles, and voltes help to encourage the horse to respond better to the aids. If the collection improves and the horse is more through, the riding of a figure of eight can be integrated into the jumping training.
If the horse rushes at the jumps, calmness and patience are required. Quiet halts, half halts and transitions help the horse accept the requests of the rider. The rein back should serve as a means of communication and not as a punishment. Using the analysis of images of a special camera, the viewer sees how the horse gradually develops the ideal flight curve over the jump.
In this video, the interlocking of the components of the training scale with good jumping becomes clearer. With targeted trot work, the third example, with a horse that tends to push her back away is counteracted before the jump. The spectator can observe how an improved contact in canter significantly influences the approach and the course of the showjumping training.
Further videos in this series:
Jumping Riding Part 1: Jumping Acclimation & Basics of Jumping Flatwork
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
As you progress in your showjumping training, advanced obstacles will be introduced. Liverpool jump, planks, open or narrow jumps are more challenging for the horse and require technical competence and precision from the rider.
Duration: 00:07:17 Minutes
During the warm-up, it's important for the rider not only to prepare the horse physically but also to give him the desire and confidence to jump the course successfully! We watch as experienced rider, Lisa, prepares a 6-year-old horse for a technical 1m20 course.
Duration: 00:12:42 Minutes
During your showjumping training, you will be quickly introduced to combinations. They are sequences of two to three jumps separated by one or two strides. A lot of possibilities exist when building combinations and the preparation for each of them is very important.
Duration: 00:04:35 Minutes
Using a Liverpool jump as an example, Lars Meyer zu Bexten will show you how to introduce new obstacles into your showjumping training with your horse. The tip to always keep in mind: start with an easy request!
Duration: 00:10:44 Minutes
To be fit for showjumping competition, it's important to walk the course properly. Walking the line you intend to ride, the distances and anticipating what could be challenging for your horse is the first step in preparing for a successful round.
Duration: 00:16:39 Minutes