Teaching the Kyi-Leo Jumping for Agility

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Teach Your Kyi-Leo to Jump for AgilityThis article is about how to teach a Kyi-Leo to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps is best to begin with?” You can never have enough solo jumps to teach agility. One good starting place is 4 jumps. This is the least count of jumps recommended.

How to Teach Your Kyi-Leo jumping: Start with Four

You can teach your Kyi-Leo many exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. 4 jumps will let you develop on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can practice on a “box” with your jumps and practice 270 degree jumps, collection, and handling. You can teach your Kyi-Leo jumping left and right. You can be outside the box and send your Kyi-Leo or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be setup in a lateral line, so that you could practice threadles and serpentines.

Teach a Kyi-Leo Eight Jumps

Take the next step and practice eight jumps. Now you can setup 2 boxes with one starter jump. Now you’ve multiplied your exercises that you can try with your Kyi-Leo. Your jump grids can be of suggested size and quantity of jumps. You could even position the jumps in a circle with the jump bars perpendicular to the circle or on the perimeter of the circle. This setup also enables you to develop a variety of skills.

Teaching a Kyi-Leo Double and Triple Jumps

The next step is a double jump and a triple jump. You can chain two or 3 solo jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely valuable to work on. We’ve seen many Kyi-Leos run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Kyi-Leo is not ready for it, and bang, down comes the bar.

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