Once you are happy with your approach to the flat poles, to challenge your horse more, start raising each pole up into raised poles, I started gradually with every second pole working toward the full row of poles all raised, (I kept them in sequence of right raised left raised the full way through the grid.
We’ve been doing quite a good bit of jumping recently, with both of us moving up in the heights, so it was great to do an exercise that made us focus on the more technical side of jumping for a change. This was a great exercise to get us working on tightening up those turns after a fence.
Looking for a challenge? Well this month’s exercise guarantees one!
be patient! One last thing, don’t worry about knocking of fences, it’s a relaxed rhythm into the fence and the result of them keeping that head down afterwards being the main things to look out for.
Me and Coco are finally starting to see some real progress. From our flatwork to our jumping, we’re really starting to click. Check out how we got on with Sue’s figure-of-8 jumping exercise.
A great exercise if you’re looking to improve your jump off skills!