How much should a horse be jumped?
   

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

How much should a horse be jumped?

This is a discussion on How much should a horse be jumped? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        08-19-2012, 11:25 PM
      #1
    Foal
    How much should a horse be jumped?

    Okay so I lease a horse from this older lady who jumps maybe 2-2'3 ish. He's 15 years old. I ride him 3 days a week and she rides the other days. I jump BN. She jumps him a lot. Like almost every day she rides him. She also doesn't use any protection on his legs at all (even during xc) I do though..I usually jump 1-2 days a week max..I worry that between us though, he is being over jumped. He can still jump like training and up..he is also always taking constant long/shorts spots bc his owners position is so bad...I live in Washington btw..so do you guys think he gets over jumped???? I rarley see her do dressage
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        08-19-2012, 11:45 PM
      #2
    Weanling
    With my horse who is 15, I have to jump him at least 5 times a week. I used to do lots of dressage with him, but he wasn't the best at it and we would both get frustrated. When I moved barns the new trainer suggested jumping more because he loved it and mixing in dressage between the jumps if that makes sense. The point is that as long as the horse is sound, and wants to jump he should be ok. He does need breaks though, and maybe only ride him 5-6 times a week?? It depends on the horse though, and a vet would be the best person to ask. I would take it easy just doing a few jumps and not too high untill you have an answer. Also try talking to his owner about it and see what she says.
         
        08-20-2012, 12:04 AM
      #3
    Showing
    He could definitely be being overjumped. I try to stick to 1-2 days max, but consistently jumping 4+ days a week is going to take a toll on his joints, even if he's not showing signs of soreness yet.
         
        08-20-2012, 02:03 AM
      #4
    Foal
    He used to be an endurance horse. He can be quite lazy and grumpy in dressage...lol. He LOVES xc and just galloping around or doing the stadium course Hell def in the winter as everything is out are outside. He def likes to jump though and is amazing at it. Maybe he should get supplements ?
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
        08-20-2012, 12:25 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    Talk to your vet about joint supplements. My horse just gets his hocks injected with Legends once a month, but that is because he is showing signs of soreness. The vet could do flexion tests to see how supple his joints are and then reccomend what to do
         

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    I rode a new horse, AND jumped 3'! juniormylove Jumping 2 06-28-2011 01:50 PM
    What's the coolest thing you and your horse have jumped over? IHorse34 Horse Riding 29 08-16-2010 03:31 PM
    Horse Jumped Cattle Guard!! How to keep him from jumping again? rodeoqueen15 Barn Maintenance 8 05-28-2009 06:40 PM
    And the Horse Jumped over the Moon! Fisher.Cat. Horse Artwork 9 06-18-2008 07:10 PM
    My horse jumped 3 feet! Gingerrrrr Jumping 4 05-02-2008 07:38 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:12 PM.


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