Horse riders need to continually practice their horse jumping skills in order to perfect their performance in the game. The following are the horse jumping tips that one needs to consider when they want to engage in the activity.
It is essential for people aspiring to be great horse riders t first look for a professional coach or horse instructor who will take them through the practice process. The coach will assist you in getting the right seat for different gaits ranging from walk to hand gallop. In addition, riders need always to remember to shorten their stirrups one hole or two before jumping, since this will enable them to balance their body weight and stay over your horse’s center of balance throughout the jump. Furthermore, when jumping, riders need to always look straight over the fence since when they down they can affect the horse balance hence making the horse not to jump well.
Besides, when you are about to jump over the fence with the horse, it is essential to push your hands forward then rest the hands some few inches in front then position your hands on the neck of the horse in order to avoid jabbing the horse in the mouth when you lag behind during the jumping and landing impact. Moreover, it is essential to put on a neck strap if you find it difficult to balance at the back of the horse. Riders can use a whip to control the horse especially when they tend to move on one’s side of the track, the whip needs to be carried on the side that needs to be monitored, ensure that when using the whip, you do not use excess pressure since it can harm the horse hence affecting his performance in the game.
When you are about to approach a fence, it is vital that you be confident that you and the horse will jump over, failure to do so will make the horse think that you are too sacred hence making it not to jump as well. While training, ensure that you have control over the horse, do not allow the horse to rush when moving or jumping, let him do things as you have instructed him.
Being consistent with the riding style is essential since it will make the horse to adapt to the style hence improving the way it responds to the instructions. Just like how people get bored when they do something over and over, horse also feel the same, when training, do not jump over the same fence more than hundred times as this will make the fence get bored hence refusing to jump over it.