Ask Cedric Triolet : How would you suggest dealing with a very fresh and excitable showjumping horse? My gelding is very fizzy and fires himself at a fence rather than waiting!

Hi Ellie!

I have a few of those in training so im really use to it :)

First of all a better balanced food , avoiding too much energetic food , then a lot of paddock, as long as you can leave him there, then the jumping day, a good 15 minutes longe before riding.
Once you did all that work on gymnastic once a week, with a trot entry.

Another day during the week put a simple small vertical with a trot pole on the ground in front at 2.7m and a pole behind the jump at 3m , trotting pole will calm him down instead of rushing at canter, and the pole behind will slow him down after the fence, then every time stop him on a straight lone after the jump as soon as possible, be firm but not agressive on the stop, do that for 2 weeks 3 times a week and let me know how it went :)

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