Basic Jumping Training Part 5: Developing the right Riding Rhythm using Ground Poles



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Finding the ideal rhythm when riding is only possible with a well schooled horse. With the help of her student, Lea, who is riding the mare “Donna”, Eva Deimel will show you how to develop the most appropriate warm-up and how to sensitize your horse to your aids. Key points: The correct basic seat and the diagonal aids.

Riding over two ground poles sounds like an easy thing to do. However, you will quickly realize that this exercise only works – in trot or canter – if you have developed the right riding rhythm before and can move smoothly with your seat. You can practice this exercise at home!

Another aspect of this exercise that makes it challenging is that you need to pay attention to your line. There are many requirements here: a balanced horse that responds to the aids, the right riding rhythm, the ability to wait at the right moment and the accuracy of your line. And now? Can you easily do this exercise?

 

You will learn in this video:

  • How to feel and develop the correct riding rhythm
  • What exercises can help prepare you for riding a showjumping course
  • What dressage fundamentals are needed for jumping 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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