At the beginning of our jumping training or even as an experienced jumping rider, we often wonder how we can improve our feeling for the correct distance and, therefore improve the way we approach the jumps. In this video, Lars Meyer zu Bexten explains why flatwork basics are required and what exercises can help you improve your eye for the distances.
Before starting your jumping training, it is important for your horse to be responsive to your aids. You should be able to lengthen or shorten the strides with leg aids and your seat. A nice, active and controlled canter is also essential. Only once you're able to ride on the flat with a good canter rhythm and have your horse responding to the aids, can you then start your jumping training.
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As a member of the Junior European Championship-winning Team, Lars Meyer zu Bexten was a very successful jump rider at an early age. Today the former National Trainer for Young Riders shares his knowledge as an international trainer and judge with the show jumping riders of tomorrow.> more
Based on three examples, typical problems in the showjumping training will be discussed. It becomes clear that the improvement of throughness, as well as the development of strength and ability to take more weight behind, are elementary steps on the way to the training of a successful jumping horse.
Duration: 00:11:38 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
Competition warm-up very often determines how successful your round is going to be. The most important thing is for the warm-up to be adapted to your needs and those of your horse.
Duration: 00:12:09 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
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