|Barked: Tue Dec 4, '12 1:08pm PST |
|So she crashed the jump and is now racing over them and overjumping trying not to touch them no matter what, yes?
If so totally take out the bar. Start out with no bar in the jump and just have her go through the standards,slowly. First on a leash, then off leash but with regulated speed.
Slowly, and I mean over several sessions not all at once, start adding in height. First with the bar on the ground, then slowly start raising it to the 12'. Start her on a leash and don't let her rush. It's all about getting her confidence back up. She crashed and it hurt and was scary and now she needs to learn how to jump correctly. After she's going over the vertical, confidently you can sort of create an agility broad jump to use rather than the flat boards at first. Then start putting the boards underneath, then faze out the standards and bars all together so she sees it all in combination and it's no longer a big deal.
Something else that may help is using targets and sending her out through the empty standards so she gains some confidence being out there on her own. She'll also learn where she needs to wind up after jumping.
You can teach collection easily with jump grids/gymnastics easily enough but right now just getting her over the jumps without panicking is the goal.
Jump crashes are no joke and also why, at least in OB, you should always double check the jump height.
Edited by author Tue Dec 4, '12 1:10pm PST