Banner Design by Maria McKenna - Click for Home
Click for Home
 
 
  #1  
Old 3rd Sep 2000, 08:48 PM
Elaine Elaine is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 136
When jumping, how much slack should be in the reins? I used to shorten my reinsa bit before jumping but now my instructor is working on letting more slack in so the horse will be able to stretch over the jump. But I am having trouble telling how much slack is needed. thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 4th Sep 2000, 09:15 PM
fionahogg fionahogg is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: UK
Posts: 443
When I jump, on the approach, I just have a light contact, and don't really have a lot of slack at all, because if I drop the contact, my horse will stop. But it's just a light contact. Then when he takes off I push my hands forwards to maintain a slight contact whilst still allowing the horse to stretch. How much of a release you make in the air really depends on the size of jump, eg if the jump is only tiny you don't need to give a lot because the horse doesn't have to stretch a great deal, but when they get bigger you will. I find it always very useful to have someone watch me jump (for safety reasons as much as anything but they can sometimes see more than you can feel) because if I don't give enough and hang onto their mouths, one horse jumps really hollow; the other one bucks!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:33 PM.

Site Links

Site Home
Classifieds
Competition
Holidays
Riding Schools
Kinder Way
Dictionary
Starting Out
Western
Side-saddle
Library
Other Bits
Advertising
Contact Us

 
New Rider
Newsletter

Join our newsletter list here

 
 

The must-have DVD for horse owners! Understand your horse better & communicate more effectively.
 

At Court Equestrian an ABRS Riding School near Worcester

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © New Rider 2009  
Although the administrators and moderators of New Rider will respond to keep objectionable or abusive messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and the owners of New Rider will not be held responsible for the content of any message. Please report any objectional posts to us and we will respond as soon as possible.
By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.
The owners of New Rider reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.