This article is about teaching the Ariegeois to jump for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps should I begin with?” You can never have too many solo jumps to learn agility. A suitable starting point is 4 jumps. This is the absolute minimum count of jumps that we recommend.
How to Teach the Ariegeois to jump: Start with 4
You can teach a Ariegeois a multitude of exercises, skills, and drills with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and work on handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Ariegeois jumping right and left. You could be outside the box and send your Ariegeois or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be staged in a horizontal line, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach a Ariegeois Eight Jumps
Take the next logical step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can position two boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve multiplied your routines that you can work on with your Ariegeois. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You can also position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also allows you to develop a variety of skills.
Teach the Ariegeois Double and Triple Jumps
Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could chain 2 or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really helpful to work on. We’ve seen several Ariegeoiss run a clean course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Ariegeois is not equipped for it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Ariegeoiss.
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