Teaching a Elo To Jump for Agility

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Teach Your Elo to Jump for AgilityThis blog is concerning teaching your Elo jumping for agility. Often we are asked, “What number of jumps should I begin with?” You can never have enough single jumps to teach agility. One good starting place is four jumps. This is the minimum count of jumps suggested.

How to Teach Your Elo jumping: Begin with 4

You can teach a Elo many exercises, skills, and drills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and practice handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Elo jumping left and right. You can be out of the box and send your Elo or you can handle from within the box. Your jumps could be positioned in a horizontal row, so you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach the Elo 8 Jumps

Go to the next step and develop eight jumps. Now you can position 2 boxes with 1 introductory jump. You’ve now multiplied the number of drills that you can work on with your Elo. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You can even position your jumps in a circle with the jump bars normal to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also allows you to work on a variety of drills.

Teaching a Elo Double and Triple Jumps

Your next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain two or 3 single jumps together to make your expanded jump, however having double and triple jumps in your course work is really beneficial to work on. We’ve seen several Elos run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Elo is not equipped to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.

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

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