Basic Jumping Training Part 2: First Cavaletti Exercises 2018-06-16T00:00:00+02:00

Learn the basics with cavaletti exercises and start your jumping journey with cavaletti training. If the basics are not there, jumping a course becomes not only difficult but also dangerous. That is why Eva Deimel guides you step by step, safely, to showjumping. Riding over a cavaletti is a wonderful way to develop a sense of the right rhythm and to consolidate your jumping seat basis.

No jumping without dressage – one of the most important principles in show jumping. Eva Deimel shows you in this video with her student Lea which dressage work is essential. Keeping the horse straight, having him “in front of you” are some of the key points you will learn in this video.

How do I know how many strides my horse is going to need to get to the jump and how can I land on the right canter, so I won’t have to do a change of gallop? In this video, Eva Deimel will show you many exercises and tips that you can practice and apply on your own horse using cavalettis.

You will learn in this video: 

  • How to prepare for showjumping using cavaletti exercises
  • How to get a feeling for the distances and keep your horse on the right line
  • What can help you to close your horse and to land on the right canter

Further videos in this series:

Eva Deimel

Eva Deimel is a very experienced show jumping trainer. She passes her knowledge to her students, beginners or professionals, and the multiple Westphalian and Vice German Champion has the right tips for everyone. The basics such as dressage work and the right seat are her special concern, to enable a solid and safe show jumping foundation right from the start.

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