Hey Miriam, great that you turned it into a sticky! And yes, I know, in one of the fast laufcourbettes he used both hindlegs - I made a slow motion version
of it so that I could really see it.
The other thing we were trying to get a jumping courbette were extremely low rears with his weight shifted back and then I moved backwards away from him - and he jumped after me with his hindlegs while he still had his frontlegs in the air.
With Titum it really did not work at all to even give him an idea of jumping during the high rears, but with the low rears it worked just fine. I am looking forward to his next courbette phase, because right at the moment he finds it boring and prefers eating while rearing.
Oh, and I will just add the other laufcourbette video here, the one with the tiger
I just copied this small explanation about how we started the laufcourbette from our video topic:
I did not teach him, he taught himself, like he does with most of the things we do. When we began to practise the high and long rears, he sometimes made a backwards step to maintain balance. I encouraged that and so he became used to moving while he was up. And after a few days he sometimes, although very seldom in the beginning, also did a forwards step. I rewarded that a lot. Now he is doing more and more of them. He knows that this is getting rewarded, but whatever I do to encourage him to walk forwards all doesnÂ´t work and instead makes his rears much worse, because he focuses forwards too early and shifts his weight forwards and so instead of walking while he is up, he bumps down on his frontlegs. I guess I need a better timing
, but for now I do not interfere but only reward his offers, which become more and more frequent.
...and then some days later I tried the tiger again. Last summer when we had learned the tiger rears it had been totally impossible to cue forward movement during the rear with the tiger, so I didnÂ´t really expect anything in the beginning, but for some reason it worked. ItÂ´s the same thing like it had been with the rears: the tiger did not help at all to get started, but once Titum had an idea of the movement, the tiger was helping to get duration and focus.