It is essential for horse riders to keep on practicing their skills so as to remain competitive in the horse jumping competitions. The following are the guides to horse jumping training.
When you want to be a great horse jumper; you first need to look for a coach or instructor who will be guiding you through the whole process. It is vital for trainees to look for an instructor who will guide them through the whole training process, from securing the right sitting posture to walking around with the horse. During the training, you need to ensure that your stirrups are shortened at least two holes before jumping, this will enable you to bring your body weight forward so you can stay over your horse’s center of balance throughout the jump. Moreover, riders need to look straight ahead over the fence when riding the horse if they want to jump over the fence, failure to do so will affect the horse’s balance hence making it not to jump as planned.
It is essential to remember to keep he hands forward when they are about to jump over a fence, this will prevent them from jabbing the horse in the mouth when they lag behind in the motion. If you find it hard to balance on the back of the horse, you can use a neck strap that will hold you firm hence preventing you from falling when riding the horse. Furthermore, in order to be in control of the horse, you can use a whip especially when the horse seems to run out of the track, strike the whip on the side that the horse seems to be running out of the track; however, caution needs to be taken when using the whip since when you use too much pressure, you can harm the horse, alternatively, you can use a whip that is less painful.
Jumpers need to be confident enough when approaching a fence, contrary to this will make the horse fail to jump over the fence since it will think that the jumper is not ready to jump over it. Moreover, riders need to ensure that their horse do not control them, you need to be the one to control the horse , since failure to do so will make the horse guide you in most of the training, for instance, it may want to jump over a fence even when you are not ready hence causing you to fall over.
Besides, riders need to ensure that they have maintained the style of riding, when you are consistent with the style, the horse will adapt to the style hence making him to respond better to the instructions. Riders need to avoid jumping with the horse on the same fence over hundred times as this will make the horse to be bored with the place and refuse to jump.