How can I do more SJ with my DR gelding?

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How can I do more SJ with my DR gelding?

Postby CookieComeTrue » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:06 pm

I really want to try some showjumping and eventing with my horse, but all he's done is dressage and showing! He'll jump over about 75cm easily. How should I progress him?

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Re: How can I do more SJ with my DR gelding?

Postby Kaliska » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:45 am

Can you take him for lessons with a local SJer or have a jumping instructor come out to you? I'd think he'd need to start doing pole work, then gridwork then fences.

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Re: How can I do more SJ with my DR gelding?

Postby CookieComeTrue » Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:39 pm

My neighbour did some little rounds with him this summer but he's never competed in jumping.
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Re: How can I do more SJ with my DR gelding?

Postby Kaliska » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:23 pm

Concentrate on gridwork and polework then to improve his balance and dexterity and to help him learn about take off and landing then. Probably worth asking someone else to help anyway - putting jumps up and down when trying to ride is very irksome!


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