This post is about how to teach a Mioritic to jump for agility. We are often asked, “What number of jumps is best to start with?” You can never have too many solo jumps to teach agility. One good starting point is 4 jumps. This is the least count of jumps recommended.
Teaching Your Mioritic jumping: Begin with 4
You can teach a Mioritic many exercises, drills, and skills with 4 jumps. Four jumps will let you work on a short jump chute or jump grid. You can position a “box” with your jumps and work on handling, collection, and 270 degree jumps. You can teach your Mioritic jumping right and left. You could be out of the box and send your Mioritic or you can handle from the inside of the box. Your jumps can be setup in a lateral line, so that you can practice serpentines and threadles.
Teach Your Mioritic Eight Jumps
Take the next step and get eight jumps. Now you can setup two boxes with one introductory jump. Now you’ve multiplied your drills that you can work on with your Mioritic. Your jump grids can be of typical size and quantity of jumps. You could also 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 develop a variety of drills.
Teach Your Mioritic Double and Triple Jumps
The next consideration is a double jump and a triple jump. You can set two or three single jumps together to make your expanded jump, but having double and triple jumps in your course work is extremely beneficial to practice. We’ve seen many Mioritics run a flawless course and the last obstacle is a triple and the Mioritic is not ready to do it, and bang, down comes the bar.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Mioritics.
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