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boylebenjy2010

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Running out!

hi there,

i have just started to jump my cob and at first was absorlutly fantastic and really eager but now all he does is try to run out. most of the time he suceeds because he just sticks his head right up in the air so i have no controll. i have to put the jump right on the track so he only has one way to try and run out but its not ideal. i think its 90% nautyness because he jumps perfectly fine. im not over facing him as most of the time the jumps dont even come up to his knees. im only jumping him once a week so i dont think im over jumping him either but im worried as i really want to compete in showjumping and when he does it properly hes is fantastic. ive put up a pic of when he does jump without a hitch.

any sujestions?

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LucyandChester

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Re: Running out!

hi. does he have a specific side that he runs out on? if so hold ur whip in tht hand, maybe he will not run out knowing the whip is there.

Or you could put poles at each side of the jump so tht he cant run out.

Hope tht helps x

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boylebenjy2010

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Re: Running out!

no he doesn't if he cant run out one side then he will go for the other and if he can run out both sides then he will aim for one, i will correct him but then run out the other side. my bit is strong enough but when he gets his head in the air then i cant correct him. i tell him off afterwards but it doesn't seem to have any effect.

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LucyandChester

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Re: Running out!

like i said try and put the poles at the side of the jump to stop him running out so tht it is like a barrior.

This is the only vid i could find, look at the jumps, there is a pole at each side to prevent from running out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACyyUZFPC00

Hope this helps x

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LucyandChester

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Re: Running out!

i forgot to ask does he wear a martingale? Just tht i also have a cob and he is young so he has a few maughty habits, if i was riding him around the school or the arena he would suddenly yank up his head and pull around in a circle, also he would get his head very high and he even tried rearing up, tht was the last straw fro me so i put a martingale on him and all problems are resolved, well almost all of them haha x

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boylebenjy2010

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Re: Running out!

no he doesn't. i think it would be worth while getting him one for jumping as he is fine on the flat. thanks for the help :D

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LucyandChester

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Re: Running out!

glad tht i could help x

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Fi & Smartass

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Re: Running out!

If you're getting a martingale then I'd get a running rather than a standing if it's specifically for jumping as standing martingales can be quite restrictive for a horse to jump in. Also do Lucy & Chester's suggestion of putting poles at the side to guide him to the center of the fence. I'd also make the jump so small he can step over it, so he has no excuses and it makes it easier if you end up getting there at some odd angle. Also seeing as the jump has now been put down so small I'd approach in trot so you have more control and time to correct him. Another thing would be, yes prepare him for the jump & give him enough time to realise you want him to jump it but don't give him an ultra long run up, thus he doesn't have as much time to think about refusing. Also you might want a jumping lesson with an instructor to check it's nothing you're doing that's encouraging him to refuse

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sonya

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sonya says:

Re: Running out!

i read in a recent yh article that when they refuse/runout , you should turn him away from the jump (so he's facing the opposite way) and give him a smack behind your leg. Also you could try putting up loads and loads of small crosspoles and casually just trot over them all loads of times -worked for me!

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