This article is concerning how to teach a Ratonero Valenciano jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps should I start with?” You can never have enough single jumps to practice agility. A good starting place is four jumps. This is the minimum number of jumps recommended.
Teaching a Ratonero Valenciano jumping: Begin with 4
You can teach a Ratonero Valenciano many exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. Four jumps will let you develop 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 Ratonero Valenciano jumping left and right. You could be outside the box and send your Ratonero Valenciano or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be staged in a horizontal row, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach the Ratonero Valenciano Eight Jumps
Take the next logical step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with 1 introductory jump. Now you’ve multiplied your routines that you can try with your Ratonero Valenciano. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You could also position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the circumference of the circle. This setup also enables you to develop a variety of drills.
Teach Your Ratonero Valenciano Double and Triple Jumps
Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could set 2 or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely helpful to practice. We’ve seen several Ratonero Valencianos run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Ratonero Valenciano is not equipped to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Ratonero Valencianos.
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