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Training Young Horses To Jump | by Geoffre Brooke



There are many branches of horsemanship and horse-training. In order to excel in any branch we must have method and a combination of theory and practice. It has been the author's duty as an instructor at the Cavalry School to study the subject thoroughly, and in placing his experience and methods before the public he is voluntarily giving away valuable knowledge.

TitleTraining Young Horses To Jump
AuthorGeoffrey Brooke
PublisherLawrence & Jellicoe LTD
Year1913
Copyright1913, Geoffre Brooke
AmazonTraining Young Horses To Jump
-Preface To Training Young Horses To Jump
There are many branches of horsemanship and horse-training. In order to excel in any branch we must have method and a combination of theory and practice. It has been the author's duty as an instructor...
-Chapter 1. Ideas On Horse Training
Much has already been written on this subject, and I do not claim to propound any new theories. There are innumerable books about horse-training, many of which are excellent, but there is a general te...
-Points To Observe When Selecting A Horse
It is not now proposed to discuss the choice of a horse. They go in all shapes, though personally I prefer a good-looking one. But I strongly advise the intending buyer to make sure that his contempla...
-What Is The Horses Condition
I would further suggest that when possible young horses should be bought early in the summer, or, better still, at the end of the previous winter. This will give sufficient time to condition and train...
-How Is The Horses Balance
Balance. There is often such a misconception of this essential requirement in horse training that a few words here are necessary. A certain degree of balance is essential for all riding horses. Apar...
-Bits And Their Use
The important point regarding the use of bits is the necessity of not interfering with a young horse's mouth when he is actually jumping. There is nothing better than a good snaffle for schooling a yo...
-Chapter 2. First Lessons
Free Jumping, ETC. The first lessons may be given without a man on the horse's back. For this free jumping several methods are useful. For the first lesson a small bank is almost the best obstacle....
-Teaching The Horse To Jump In The Long Reins
The following method may often be found more convenient than the last described. The fence will be placed as in the sketch with a triangular wing along which the reins will slide as the horse ju...
-A Free Lane Or Manège
A third method is jumping entirely free in a lane. Personally I dislike using the straight lane with fixed jumps, though undoubtedly excellent results have been obtained with a certain percentage of y...
-Chapter 3. Selection Of Obstacles
Schooling Mounted The fences must be selected exactly on the same lines as for free jumping. Never attempt a larger fence with a young horse if he has failed to jump successfully and with confid...
-Presenting A Young Horse At A Fence Correctly
We now approach dangerous ground, for Mr. Jorrocks said, That there was no young man wot would not rather have a himputation on his morality than on his 'ossmanship. In fact, he is sometimes rather ...
-Horses That Rush At Their Fences
The case of the young horse that is inclined to rush at his fences is not quite so easy to deal with, but if his early training has been on the right lines this should seldom occur. The young horse ge...
-Horses That Are Unable To Attain Their Correct Balance When Jumping
The slower the pace (either at a trot or canter) at which he comes up to the fence, the more easy it will be to keep his hocks under him. Similarly, reining back puts a horse on his hocks before prese...
-Chapter 4. The Riders Position When Jumping
Before going farther it is necessary to discuss the rider's seat. For the man who hopes to make young horses successfully there are two considerations affecting the seat over a fence. 1. Assistance...
-The Important Points With Regard To The Riders Weight And Seat
(1) The weight during the actual jump is fixed roughly over the horse's centre of gravity (this is, of course, only approximate as the centre of gravity moves during locomotion), which helps the horse...
-Why Horses Refuse To Jump
I need hardly say that the greatest care must be taken with regard to shoeing horses that have to jump. Long feet and badly-fitting shoes will soon cause lameness. Carelessness with regard to horses' ...
-The Amount Of Schooling A Young Horse May Be Given
If the reader schools on the lines I have suggested he can let his horse jump four days a week without any fear of his becoming stale. The action of jumping muscles a horse and helps to balance him. P...
-Chapter 5. Horse Show Jumping
In my opinion there is little to add with regard to the training of show jumpers. I believe on the Continent they keep horses especially for show jumping and this class of animal is never hunted. Pers...
-Chapter 6. Prevention Of Injuries For Horses
The following chapter is mainly devoted to some few suggestions to prevent, or to deal with, in the first instances, some of the many ailments that young horses are heir to. Boots Boots are re...
-Bandages For Horses
Extract from Animal Management. Bandages: (1) Useful as protection from injury when at work; (2) To keep the legs warm; (3) Cold-water bandages; (4) Hot-water bandages. (1) Put on from knee to th...
-Bits And Their Fitting On The Horse
The different actions of the snaffle and bit from a training point of view are often misunderstood. Fig. 20 - The bit and bridoon reins are divided by the width of the hand. The head is here sh...
-The careful fitting of bits on young horses is most important, though often neglected.
(1) The snaffle should just touch the corners of the mouth. (2) The bar of the bit should normally lay midway between the corner teeth and the corners of the mouth, and should be level on both side...
-Clay In The Stable
A bucket full of good wet clay is most useful in a stable. It is excellent for keeping the feet cool. If put on immediately there is any symptom of unusual heat, diseases of the feet may often be chec...
-Distribution Of The Horse's Weight
The fact that horses wear out their fore-legs, whilst the hind-legs are generally as good in an old horse as they were when he was six years old, is easily explained. When the forelegs are put on the ...
-Feeding The Horse
The principle of feeding young horses is: small quantities and often. Avoid overloading the stomach. Give a liberal allowance of chaff in the feed; this will increase mastication, and so help digestio...
-Horse Shoes
Fullered shoes give a horse a better grip on the ground; calkins on the hind-shoes also assist horses jumping. Concave fullered shoes should be used for hunters. The inner edge of the hind-shoes shoul...
-Sprains And The Horse
Rupture of some of the fibres of the tendon or ligament, causing heat, pain, swelling, and great lameness. Accuracy in locating the lameness is essential. Common causes of sprains are: (1) Want ...
-Splints And The Horse
Inflammatory growth on the cannon bone, usually inside. As a rule, they only cause lameness when developing in young horses, but when of great size are liable to be hit by the opposite foot, and may ...
-Horses Wind
Extract from Animal Management. Respiration. In a horse the air is drawn through the nostrils only. It is as well to be a confident judge of a whistler, as disputes on this point are not uncommon...
-Wounds And Their Treatment
Extract from Animal Management. General treatment of Wounds Absolute cleanliness. Small scratches should merely be washed clean and dressed with healing antiseptics and left to the open air. A...
-Chapter 7. Types Of Horses
In Chapter 1 it was stated that good fencers were to be found in all shapes. The following photographs of six horses are selected for three reasons: 1 - Not one of them was high-priced as a young h...
-Final Words About Training Horses
The horse's brain is practically devoid of reasoning power, although he may have natural cunning. At the same time he is endowed with an excellent memory. This fact should always be borne in mind when...









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