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How and When to use a Jumping Bat?

How and when to use a jumping bet? A jumping bat is a very short crop, often less than two feet long, and with a larger flapper than normal crops. Jumping bat is very similar to the normal crop but much shorter.     Jumping bat is used only in the jumping show or when training jumpers. It is used as a signal to teach, remind or encourage the horse to properly 'tuck' its front end. Jumping bats are great for correcting horse’s shoulder while jumping. Also, it's a great solution if the horse is spooky or very sensitive to spurs or longer whips. A slight tap on the shoulder/would be very effective as a signal to speed up.  ...

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