This post is about teaching the Petit Bleu De Gascogne jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “How many jumps should I start with?” You can never have enough single jumps to learn agility. A suitable starting point is four jumps. This is the least count of jumps that we suggest.
Teaching Your Petit Bleu De Gascogne jumping: Start with Four
You can teach your Petit Bleu De Gascogne a multitude of exercises, drills, and skills with 4 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 work on 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Petit Bleu De Gascogne jumping right and left. You can be outside the box and send your Petit Bleu De Gascogne or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be setup in a horizontal line, so that you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach a Petit Bleu De Gascogne Eight Jumps
Take the next logical step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one starter jump. You’ve now multiplied your drills that you can try with your Petit Bleu De Gascogne. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You could even setup the 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 the Petit Bleu De Gascogne Double and Triple Jumps
The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set 2 or three solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely beneficial to practice. We’ve seen several Petit Bleu De Gascognes run a flawless course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Petit Bleu De Gascogne is not equipped to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Petit Bleu De Gascognes.
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