September 19, 2016
Practising your first jump can be scary! Your horse might be green and inexperienced or a bit older but sensitive to new environments or changes in his usual surroundings. There really is no benefit in losing your temper with your spooky or green horse. More likely, when you get angry you will take two steps back for every step forward you make.
It’s not a matter of whether your horse spooks or not, it’s how well you can train him to control him better when he spooks. It is important to stay calm and be patient, no matter how difficult this may be!
So here are a few tips to conquer your first jump with your green or spooky horse:
Whether you’re training for a competition or just want to mix up your flatwork training with a few small jumps, this guide should help you along the way. Above all, learning a new skill should be fun, for both yourself and your horse. So have fun, any comments are welcome!
Source: Bit magazine