Bonus - Jump Exercise Diagram

For those of you who are looking for fun and challenging jumping exercises to set up at home, (*cough* Carly *cough*) I've made you a handy-dandy diagram of the one I did in my lesson last week!

The cavaletti-crossrail lines are set at 3 strides, the end fence on the left hand side was set as a skinny (yay steering!) and the ovaly thing on the other side is supposed to represent a row of barrels.

Start by riding the two diagonal lines as a figure-8, focusing on your canter quality and rhythm. When you and your horse are comfortable with that, add in the end fences as you wish. Depending on the size of your arena, finding a good line to the end jumps can be pretty challenging! It's a deceivingly simple exercise that does a great job of highlighting trouble spots and bad habits. I loved it and I hope you do too!


  1. haha this looks like something i'd seriously struggle with.... can you believe my teeth still kinda don't feel right from whiffing a diagonal jump coming from a skinny end jump from LAST WEEK?? glad you and Dino rocked it tho :D

    1. OW! Trust me it took a few tries to get it right and even then we didn't do it perfectly! I loved this exercise because it was challenging without being intimidating.

  2. Yay! I love stealing your jump exercises! ;) Setting this one up this week for sure.

  3. Practicing steering is always a good idea, lol


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