Jumpers?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeds

Jumpers?

This is a discussion on Jumpers? within the Horse Breeds forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category
  • Horse breeds jumper
  • Horse breeds known for good feet

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-15-2009, 06:58 PM
  #1
Weanling
Jumpers?

I am looking for a horse that I can use for jumping. I don't anything serious, just a horse that can get me over those 3 foot jumps without a problem.
Now, I was hoping to get your opinion on this subject. I know warmbloods are the ones who are known for jumping, but are there any other breeds that are good jumpers?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    10-15-2009, 07:00 PM
  #2
Started
Pretty much anything can make it over a 3' jump with training. Even ponies.
     
    10-15-2009, 09:22 PM
  #3
Yearling
Thoroughbreds are good. It's more about the conformation than the breed though.
     
    10-15-2009, 10:11 PM
  #4
Weanling
I agree, at that height level you could use pretty much anything as long as its conformationally correct.
     
    10-15-2009, 10:16 PM
  #5
Trained
Exactly. Any breed of horse can do low levels of any equestrian sport we see today. It is when we get to mid levels that conformation starts to weed out the one's who aren't physcially built for the level of demand in the movements/activities that they are being required to do.

But it isn't just "what breed" is capeable - it is how you take care of your horse as well.

Protect. Prevent. Preserve.

Educate yourself on how to properly care for your horse before, during and after you ride and jump.

Riding isn't just about Jumping.
     
    10-20-2009, 11:01 AM
  #6
Foal
Most horses CAN jump three feet, unless with an injury. But not all horses can jump 3 feet WELL. Arabians for example, would not be the best choice, as they are not the best jumpers... Large ponies can jump up to 3'6'' pretty well; I have seen those do jumper classes.

I currently have a warmbloodxthoroughbred mare, who can jump up and over 4 feet. I'd say this is the best mix, so good luck!
     
    10-20-2009, 11:12 AM
  #7
Super Moderator
Quote:
Originally Posted by Live2RideVet    
Most horses CAN jump three feet, unless with an injury. But not all horses can jump 3 feet WELL. Arabians for example, would not be the best choice, as they are not the best jumpers... Large ponies can jump up to 3'6'' pretty well; I have seen those do jumper classes.

I currently have a warmbloodxthoroughbred mare, who can jump up and over 4 feet. I'd say this is the best mix, so good luck!
Just sayin' I've seen some pretty dang good Arabian jumpers. =) My Arab mare however is not such a pretty jumper but since I don't jump (I just set up little jumps for her for fun) it doesn't really matter. It just depends on the Arabian (which is pretty much the same for any horse, it depends on the horse).
     
    10-20-2009, 11:16 AM
  #8
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wallaby    
Just sayin' I've seen some pretty dang good Arabian jumpers. =) My Arab mare however is not such a pretty jumper but since I don't jump (I just set up little jumps for her for fun) it doesn't really matter. It just depends on the Arabian (which is pretty much the same for any horse, it depends on the horse).

I understand. What I should have said, is Arabians do not have the best conformation as jumpers, although I do know a few who can jump over 3'6''.

I used to ride Arabians; I still own one, and I have had 4, so I know what you need to know about them.
     
    10-27-2009, 11:40 PM
  #9
Foal
My 14.3hh andalusian that is 14 years old has no problem getting over 2 feet but he is still in training!
     
    10-31-2009, 02:55 PM
  #10
Foal
Hey, I'm from Germany!
I've got a Holsteiner, these horses are really big jumpers I can tell you ;)
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For those of you who have done both... jumpers or eventing? eventerdrew Jumping 51 05-16-2009 04:46 PM
i want to start doing jumpers x3melissa Jumping 3 01-28-2009 02:39 PM
Training For Jumpers? Pinto Pony Jumping 6 09-02-2008 01:29 PM
why jumpers don't do hunters. Gangsta Horse Shows 1 07-24-2008 05:42 PM
Jumpers bump? SonnyWimps Horse Riding Critique 13 05-08-2008 10:00 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0