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Polework and Gymnastic Jumping - On-Demand Webinar

Gillian explains the biomechanics of how the horse jumps to help you assess your horse and the relevance of each of the exercises for your horse. Prepare to be inspired and motivated by this on-demand webinar! 


Having video clips of anatomically painted horses performing the exercises really helps to bring this webinar to life. This recorded webinar focusses on canter poles, bounces and gymnastic jumping. It begins by looking at the biomechanics of how the horse canters. It studies head and neck position, hind limb and forelimb action as well as the biomechanics of the hip pelvis, and lumbosacral junction. 


The main part of the webinar looks at polework and jumping configurations, how to ride them and how they benefit your horse. Whether you are interested in dressage, eventing, pleasure riding or jumping, both you and your horse will the benefit from the biomechanical advantages demonstrated in this webinar. 


As well as developing skill and accuracy, canter polework provides interest and ‘joie de vivre’. It encourages suppleness, agility and a strong and mobile musculoskeletal system. The exercises demonstrated can make a valuable contribution to balance, power, expression, straightness, flexibility, scope, cadence, the ability of the horse to engage his hindquarters, improve hoof eye co-ordination and adjust stride length.

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Price: £10
Running Time: 2 hours, 20 mins
Approved CPD training (2 points) with the British Horse Society
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This on-demand webinar was recorded on the

2nd June 2021 and is episode 5 of series 2.

Course Structure

Following an introduction covering the muscular, joint and neurological benefits of polework and jumping and how to walk distances. The exercises in this online lecture are split into 6 parts :- 

  1. Exercises for Rhythm, Regularity and Adjustability 

  2. Exercises for Straightness

  3. Exercises for Lateral Balance and Flexibility 

  4. Exercises for Strength and Power 

  5. Exercises for Reach and Scope 

  6. Gymnastic Jumping Grid Exercises 

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