Monday, June 20, 2016

My Favorite Jump Set Up

Yes, I mean favorite, it's my absolute favorite, and I love it. Plus, I came up with it, so yeah. Depending on what my limitations are with Max, I'd like to be able to take him through this. I'm totally sending it to Coach S because it might also work for IEA/IHSA courses if not just as something to practice with. So, onto the diagram.


It's a five jump set up (square oxer, airy vertical, large X, & the line) with plenty of room for variation. All fences are set to be jumped from either direction. The line is set for a moving 3 or conservative 4, meaning that you have to think and, ya know, actually ride through the thing instead of sitting there doing nothing like some people. One of the nice changes you can make to this is lengthening that line so that you're able to do a bending line between one of the line fences and either the oxer or cross rail (extra diagram below). You can decide which distances should be unrelated or measured.


There are a handful of courses you can make from it, however, the one time that I schooled this, I preferred to take individual fences or three jump combinations. This works fairly well in a small arena, and translating it to a larger space with higher fences should be no issue.

4 comments:

  1. Setting up bending line options is always great, especially when you have limited arena space!

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    1. They're quite the norm in our small indoor at school.

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  2. I heart bending lines! Not sure we could ever get down that line in three tho lol

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    1. Unless you're on a horse akin to sasquatch, you gotta book it for the three.

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