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Exercises

Training for competition with a course of cavalettis
An excellent exercise to encourage the rider to rehearse her routine to get ready for a competition. Practising repeatedly exercises that are close to what is encountered during a show, will help the rider to build the right habits regarding the position, the mental behaviour and the ability to anticipate and to meet the objectives…
Time: 7 min 30

How to gain confidence on high fences
The goal is for the rider and the horse to gain confidence on high fences. The set-up of this exercise enables us to raise the height of the rails without taking any risk.
Time: 5 min

Gymnastic on a grid
This grid with short distances is an excellent gymnastic to flex and stretch the horse’s top-line. The set-up will encourage the horse to stay alert and pay attention to the rider’s cues. Needless to say that the tight sequence of the jumps stimulates the velocity of the horse’s front legs’ actions, his style and the rounding of his back above the fences.
Time: 3 min 45

Preliminary course training
This exercise is an excellent warm-up to jumping courses. Despite the simplicity of the set-up, this full range exercise enables the rider to work his horse on staying on a precise and straight track while approaching fences with a steady rhythm.
Time: 8 min 25

Training on a succession of jumps
One of the keys to a successful course is to be ready for everything at all time: jump, turn, stop, slow down, or speed up…Michel sets up a small course that is really effective at getting the rider be in control of her position, her mind, and of course her horse.
Time: 9 min

Training on a dressage figure
A comprehensive exercise to set-up all the key elements for a successful jumping course while having fun: a well seated rider, straight jump approaches and landings, some curves well executed, some flying change of leads and yet being in control with a steady rhythm. 
Time: 5 min 30

Training on sharp turns for the jump-off
This course is a succession of jumps taken at an angle with sharp turns upon landing and long distances. It’s an excellent training exercise for horses and riders for speed challenge’s courses.
Time: 3 min 45

Fun gymnastic in preparation for shows
This course that alternates straight lines and successive turns, is an excellent gymnastic to break down a course  and prepare each part of it. Despite the difficulty of this exercise, it is safe and it will become fun for the horse and rider.
Time: 13 min

Style and straightness over combinations
This is an excellent gymnastic for horses who have a tendency to jump with a hollow back and for horses who drift in combinations.
Time: 4 min

Training exercise for flying change of lead
This is a gradual exercise encouraging the horse and rider to break down and automatize the movement for a good flying change of lead.
Time: 9 min