This article is about teaching a Mountain Cur jumping for agility. We are often asked, “How many jumps is best to begin with?” You can’t ever have too many solo jumps to teach agility. One good starting point is 4 jumps. This is the least quantity of jumps suggested.
How to Teach a Mountain Cur jumping: Start with Four
You can teach a Mountain Cur a multitude of drills, skills, and exercises with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can setup a “box” with your jumps and practice collection, handling, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Mountain Cur jumping left and right. You could be out of the box and send your Mountain Cur or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps could be positioned in a horizontal line, so you can practice threadles and serpentines.
Teach Your Mountain Cur 8 Jumps
Take the next step and develop 8 jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with 1 introductory jump. Now you’ve multiplied your routines that you can work on with your Mountain Cur. Your jump grids can be of recommended size and number of jumps. You could even position your 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 work on a variety of skills.
Teaching a Mountain Cur Double and Triple Jumps
Your next level is a double jump and a triple jump. You could position 2 or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is especially beneficial to practice. We’ve seen several Mountain Curs run a perfect course and the final obstacle is a triple and the Mountain Cur is not equipped to do it, and bang, down goes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Mountain Curs.
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