Running out is a common problem many riders face when they begin jumping more demanding fences. Now, more demanding can mean 50cm to one person and 1m to another; horses who have learned to employ the running out technique rarely discriminate on fence heights and types! However, what is important to note is that it generally happens when there is an actual jumping effort required.
Running out is when your horse maintains his forward momentum, however he changes course in front of the fence and simply canters or trots past the fence, off to one side.
Essentially, it is your horse taking a detour around the fence rather than having to go over it…
It can sometimes also be caused by overfacing the horse, however I have found that most horses who become skilled at running out, do so because the rider is allowing it to happen…
In this group of audio trainings, we will work on how you can begin closing those side exits that your horse has been using to avoid jumping the jump. As each ‘side door’ is shut and bolted, we will also work on better channelling that forward energy to where you eventually want it to go; over the centre of the jump!
This is a fully downloadable, digital product. The link to download will be available for you to immediately use after successfully purchasing the trainings.