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BOYD MARTIN - 07/17/17 - IMPROVING THE JUMPING TECHNIQUE OF THE HORSE The total running time of the first three parts of this six part video is 30:00.
Boyd Martin presents a clinic with great exercises to help you improve the shape of your horses’ jump. 


Part 1: Boyd starts off the lesson having the riders warm their horses up on the flat. He wants them to work on riding with good technique and asking the horses for lengthening and compression of stride as well as being able to turn easily in each direction. He helps one rider find a lighter seat in the canter as she warms up. The jump warm up starts with two cavalettis he has set at a specific distance. He has the riders bounce the cavalettis and then he has them put a stride between them. He explains how they can lengthen and shorten their horses’ canter stride without using so much rein.
Part 2: The jump warm up continues with an exercise to help improve the horses jumping form. He sets up an exercise of small jumps one stride apart on a partial circle. The goal of the exercise is to get the horses lifting their shoulders to help improve their form. The exercise also helps with horses that are keen coming to the fence by the exercise encouraging them to come in a bit slower.
Part 3: The next exercise is a simple oxer in the center of a figure eight. Boyd puts some guiding rails on the ground on each side of the fence to help keep the horses straight in the air. Boyd points out that consistently riding a hot horse to a deep distance will help him learn to wait for the fence.
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ShowJumping

A show jumping course comprises a series of colored fences usually made up of lightweight rails that are easily knocked down. The test takes place in an enclosed ring and the course must be negotiated in order for the horse and rider to successfully comp Read Full Bio