Four Jumps, Two Tunnels, Eight Sequences to Train All the Things - Video
18 Sep 2022
A recent course inspired me to setup a long skinny set of jumps and tunnels so I could practice Serpentines Serpentine SequenceSerpentine Handling Techniques, Threadles Mary Ellen Barry on Threadle HandlingThe Connection Between Threadles and Back SidesThreadle SequenceSingle Sided Threadle HandlingTraditional Threadle Handling, Back Sides Handling the Quad Back Side - Patrick Bucher Course/VideoThe Connection Between Threadles and Back SidesBack Side/Back Side JumpBack Side of Jump Handling Combinations - Video, Jump Wraps Jump Wrap Handling TipsJump Wrap/WrapJump Wrap Handling - With Video, and bypassing obstacles. I came up with eight sequences for this obstacle setup.
Here are the equipment setups in feet (40’ x 80’) and meters (12m x 24m):
As always, re-arrange obstacles to fit your space, your skills, and for your safety.
The sequences aren’t in any particular order and each of them has some good challenges, I’ve put notes before each sequence. Here are some general things to consider:
Can you handle these sequences from either side of the line of jumps?
Can you handle these sequences all from one side of the line of jumps?
Can you use Front Crosses Learning the Front Cross - VideoFront Cross, Rear Crosses Learning the Rear CrossRear Cross, and Blind Crosses in each sequence?
On jump wraps can you wrap to either side of the jumps?
I’ve written some articles to help you get the most out of any course you setup in my Backyard Mastery articles.
In Sequence 1, crossing on the landing side of 4 in the opening turned out to be trickier than I expected. If I didn’t support the back side and get my cross done quickly Snap! would take the jump in a very flat line.
Jumps 8-9 to the far side of the tunnel at 11 needs you to cue the back side wrap at 9, send to the tunnel and get moving to the jump wrap at 13. Push to back side to blind cross at 13?
Sequence 3 is all about the jump wraps!
In Sequence 4, I practiced moving from 2-3 with my dog on my right and my left to keep him with me and out of the off course tunnel. Otherwise, it’s a nice Serpentine practice sequence.
Back sides and threadles in Sequence 5
I have some video of 11 year old Flyer and I running sequence 6. Dog on right 9-12 into a Threadle wrap at 12 was a fun solution.https://youtu.be/ru8Nag0Tq_Q Three threadles and a back side if you handle it on a line between the jumps and the tunnels.
A fun mix of threadle, serp, and back sides in the final sequence:
I hope you enjoy running these sequences!
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