Basic Jumping Training Part 4: Finding the Correct Riding Rhythm



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In order to be able to ride distances correctly, you first need a good dressage basis. With her student, Lea, Eva Deimel shows how to “close” your horse, riding from the back to the front and how to ride precise turns.

Train from easy to difficult: make it as easy as possible at the beginning and start, for example, with a two stride line over a cavaletti and a small jump. Concentrate on your riding rhythm, as if you did not want the jump to be any different than a normal canter stride.

Eva Deimel shows you what is important: maintain the riding rhythm, ride precise turns and concentrate. What do you do when the distances are too short or too long? “It’s not important to come perfectly to every jump, but to have a rhythm good enough that the horse can overcome every situation”. Find out more in this video!

 

Further videos in this series:

 

You will learn in this video:

  • How to develop a sense of the right riding rhythm in show jumping
  • How to start jumping distances
  • Which dressage work is essential to be successful in managing distances

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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