look what i jumped today!

only_me

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so as i have no events till the 6th, i thought i would work on our accuracy and jumping skinnys, in preparation for novice eventing
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actually we have no problem usually as there are flags on, but i thought it would be good to work on it
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plus merlin and i get bored after lots of flatwork
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so we thought we would do something different
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this is a row of 3 single barrels, 1 stride inbetween each, up the centre line of the arena. i also had 2 barrels together to warm up over, and a single barrel to practice before doing the line
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have to say it was much more difficult than i thought - the barrels are about 2 foot wide (if that
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) but after a few goes we got it right and merlin jumped them straight
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tommorrow we are going to try 4 barrels in a line with 1 stride in between...

sorry for self indulgent post - i just thought it was very difficult for us as we have only done PN
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Well done
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I do this at home with G horse, set up a serpentine of barrels randomly in the arena which gets us practising turning in mid air, and also gets Goddy landing and waiting to be told where to go next
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Try 2 barrels stood up next to each other touching as a bigger skinny
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i think tommorrow we may do turns with the skinnys on a circle/serpentine, and bigger skinnies at the end of the week
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anything apart from boring flatwork
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anyother ideas for practicing accuracy?
 

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well if you can jump these,then you are very good at skinnies,well done. Things like this are good for horse&rider, forget about jumping things that are bog-standard with just-so striding all the time,this will teach horse to be careful and jump anything,grt idea&good fun for you&the horse,well done ux
 

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thanks!
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he had fun once he realised what he was meant to be doing
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shall have to think of more ways to use the barrels - all the proper jumps are in the field which looks like a lake
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