Teach a Armant Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Armant to Jump for AgilityThis article is concerning teaching a Armant jumping for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps should I begin with?” You can never have enough single jumps to practice agility. One good starting place is four jumps. This is the least quantity of jumps recommended.

Teaching a Armant to jump: Start with Four

You can teach your Armant a number of exercises, skills, and drills with four jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and work on collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Armant jumping right and left. You could be outside the box and send your Armant or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be setup in a horizontal line, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach a Armant Eight Jumps

Take the next step and work on 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied your exercises that you can practice with your Armant. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You can also setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also allows you to train a variety of drills.

Teach the Armant Double and Triple Jumps

Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain 2 or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really helpful to practice. We’ve seen several Armants run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Armant is not prepared for it, and bang, down comes the bar.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Armants.

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