Abby Collins Jumping | 46 Questions | 123 Answers

Ask @cedrictriolet : What are some ways to increase confidence over bigger jumps (my goal is to do 1.60+ one day) and how do your riders jump that high comfortably?

Ask @cedrictriolet : What are some ways to increase confidence over bigger jumps (my goal is to do 1.60+ one day) and how do your riders jump that high comfortably?
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Hi Abby.

Jumping that high is never a piece of cake, they do jump it comfortably when single fences or easy lines but not on a course and more when it's a technical one, but the key is to not over jump the horse on those heights, getting there very progressively, and not trying to push a horse for whom you see it's too much effort for him, you could easily ruin a good 145-150 horse by forcing him to do 160, but my 160 horses jump that high a month between the shows, they train on smaller jumps.

Cédric
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