This post is concerning teaching a Cierny Sery jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to practice agility. A good starting point is four jumps. This is the minimum quantity of jumps that we recommend.
How to Teach a Cierny Sery to jump: Start with 4
You can teach a Cierny Sery a plethora of exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and practice handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Cierny Sery jumping left and right. You could be outside the box and send your Cierny Sery or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps can be staged in a horizontal row, so that you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach Your Cierny Sery Eight Jumps
Go to the next step and get 8 jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve increased the number of routines that you can work on with your Cierny Sery. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and quantity of jumps. You can also setup your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also enables you to train a variety of drills.
Teaching Your Cierny Sery Double and Triple Jumps
Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position 2 or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially beneficial to work on. We’ve seen many Cierny Serys run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Cierny Sery is not prepared to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Cierny Serys.
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