I'm an amature show jumper located in western Canada, with the goal of going professional and competing internationally one day. I have an MSc in Equine Science and run a business in equine nutrition, exercise physiology, rehabilitation, and biomechanics.
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Tips for helping a trippy horse? The footing in the arena is fine, he just trips a lot.
Check your saddle fit it could be affecting his back movement. Use poles to help him pick up his feet, get a chiropractor or massage out to work on him, if it persists or gets worse have your vet check into it as it could be neurological
Bored on Quarantine what could i do?
Bake horse treats, do some yoga or exercise so you stay in shape for when yoi can ride again, watch horse training videos online like those from Beezie Madden/the madden method on youtube and learn everything you can, read books on horse behaviour, horse anatomy and riding, plan out pole exercises/jumping grids/dressage test to do when you ride again...
How do you suggest eliminating head tossing? My chestnut mare always tosses her head and I can’t even get a continuous contact. I use a Herm Sprenger snaffle.
Try different bits, check your bridle fit to make sure it isn't pinching, make sure the bit is the right size and not too small where it could pinch her mouth, try a bitless/hackamore, check your noseband position or change nosebands
What features are considered good or bad in Show Jumping saddles?
You want a saddle that fits both you and your horse properly. Something that puts your leg in the right position and makes you feel secure. And a gullet wide enough to properly clear your horse's spine. Work with a qualified saddle fitter to find the right fit.
Anyone knows the stallion Cor de la Bryere?
He is the great grandfather to one of my mares. He is one of the most influential modern sires in warmblood breeding. He was show jumping bred and born in 1968. His Thoroughbred sire was a phenominal jumper and his Selle Francis dam was also jumping bred and related to several notable jumping stallions.
What type of clothing brands would you suggest for show jumping as well as training gear?
I love Eqathletica breeches. Very comfortable, durable and affordable. I use regular old cheap ($15) tank tops and t-shirts from normal stores for training. Don't need anything fancy working horses in a barn.
What brand of hunter jumper saddles do you recommend?
There are a lot of brands out there. It depends on your budget and what kind of horse you have. Brand new CWD saddles can do for over $8000, but you can get an Amerigo for $3500 for a base model or other brands like Mondega for maybe $1500 or less. And there are many different brands at each price point like Meyer, Antares, Jaguar, Schleese, Country Saddles, Pessoa, Whittaker and more. There are different benefits to different brands and some fit Thoroughbreds well but not heavier horses, others don't fit narrow horses at all... I would look into a consignment saddle place and try a few out. Saddle fitters are a great help too and I recommend using one.