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Level Six Jumping

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Unit Number

Competence Objective

 

6.20

Be able to competently and confidently move the horse around the arena in walk, trot and canter in a ride situation and in open order

Rider needs to develop confidence to ride a variety of different horse and ponies making full use of the arena to show simple changes of rein and planned and organised transitions.
Riders must be able to work in around jumps in the arena in a safe way.

6.21

Show a basic understanding of the first four scales of training; Acceptance, Rhythm, Suppleness and Contact

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6.22

Understand the principles of riding over fences, including the 5 stages of jumping,

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6.23

Be able to make a transition into canter and recognise the correct canter lead.

Transition should be planned and well prepared, the aids clearly given, and the rider must stay in balance without dependency on the reins. The rider must be able to maintain the canter whilst moving in the 3 beat rhythm with the horse. The rider should recognise the canter lead by feel, glancing down to confirm if necessary.

6.24

Be able to ride correct approaches to single fences in trot and canter showing understanding of straightness, balance, speed and tempo.

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6.25

Be able to maintain an elastic and consistent contact with the horse through your working period, allowing the horse to stretch as needed.

The rein contact on the horses mouth should be constant, elastic and equal in both reins at all times when the horse is ridden at novice level. The hand should follow the movement of the horse unless an emergency stopping aid or turning aid is required. Emergency aids should only be used to avert a dangerous situation. As the horse starts to work more "to the contact, the rider should recognise the need to allow the horse to stretch periodically. 

6.26

Be able to maintain and show security and balance in the light seat and jump seat in canter between 2 fences more than 4 non jumping strides apart.

The rider must be able to stay in balance as the horses stride is lifted over the jumps without becoming dependent on the reins for security. The rider should know how to and be able to use a neck strap or safety handle if they loose balance.

6.27

Be able to maintain a forward balanced seat in Canter around a course of 6 fences that does not include a combination but does include changes of direction

The rider must be able to stay in balance as the horses stride is lifted over the jumps without becoming dependent on the reins for security. The rider should know how to and be able to use a neck strap or safety handle if they loose balance.
The rider must ride a planned trach making good use of the arena to enable the horse to stay in balance.

6.28

Understand distances used in 1 stride combinations for a variety of horses and ponies.

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6.29

Be able to ride through a 1 non jumping stride combination in a training situation.

The rider must be able to stay in balance as the horses stride is lifted over the jumps without becoming dependent on the reins for security. The rider should know how to and be able to use a neck strap or safety handle if they loose balance.

 

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