Teaching A-B Free Jumping

As you might know, A-B Free Jumping is one of my favourite exercises. It has many benefits, including:
> Teaching horses to problem-solve as they learn to go from one person to the other.
> Building horses’ body awareness and confidence first over poles, then over jumps.
> Allows horses to figure out their own stride and balance over a jump without being chased.
> Improving impulse control as the horses learn to lift their energy to pop over a jump and then settle back down with their handler.
> It’s also a lot of fun for everyone!
In this video, I’m working with Gemma as we teach her gorgeous mare, Phoebe, the first steps of A- B Free Jumping.

You can find out more about Free Jumping in these blogs:

Shawna Teaches Free-Jumping

Freejumping to Targets – How to do A-B’s with Just One Person

Amazing Liberty Freejumping!

And in our Lunging, Long-reining and A-B’s Freejumping Course!

Shawna Karrasch was a founding member of Connection Training, contributing great material like this video. In 2018, she moved onto a new project – you can now find her at Terra Nova, a training center in New Mexico, US, where she teaches lessons and clinics.



If you enjoyed this blog, please share it with your friends using the buttons below.  Tell us your thoughts, questions and experiences in the comments section and/or sign up to our mailing list below. You will receive a FREE Video Seminar on The 4 Elements of Connection Training!


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *