Teach a Kanni Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Kanni to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning teaching the Kanni jumping for agility. We are often asked, “What number of 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 fewest quantity of jumps recommended.

Teaching the Kanni jumping: Start with Four

You can teach the Kanni many exercises, skills, and drills with four jumps. Four jumps will allow you to work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Kanni jumping right and left. You could be out of the box and send your Kanni or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be positioned in a horizontal line, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach the Kanni Eight Jumps

Take the next step and get 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with 1 starter jump. Now you’ve increased your routines that you can work on with your Kanni. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You can even setup your jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This pattern also enables you to work on a variety of skills.

Teaching Your Kanni Double and Triple Jumps

Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain two or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially valuable to work on. We’ve seen several Kannis run a clean course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Kanni is not equipped to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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

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