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Teach a Kuri Jumping for Agility

Teach Your Kuri to Jump for AgilityThis article is concerning how to teach your Kuri jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps should I start with?” You can’t ever have enough single jumps to learn agility. One good starting point is four jumps. This is the absolute fewest count of jumps that we suggest.

How to Teach a Kuri jumping: Begin with 4

You can teach a Kuri a variety of drills, skills, and exercises with four jumps. Four 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 Kuri jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Kuri or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be positioned in a horizontal row, so that you can practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach the Kuri Eight Jumps

Go to the next step and work on eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one introductory jump. You’ve now increased the number of drills that you can work on with your Kuri. Your jump grids can be of typical size and number of jumps. You could also setup the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also allows you to develop a variety of skills.

Teach the Kuri Double and Triple Jumps

Your next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position two or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially helpful to work on. We’ve seen several Kuris run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Kuri is not prepared for it, and bang, down comes the bar.

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