Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeastern PA
Really hard to give a general answer as it depends on so much, how many times are you going to jump each session? How wide of a circle do you give him before you come back to the jump? How much time off after a few jumps before you do it again.
For example, a rider who is going to put up a 3' jump, do tight circles and jump over and over again until the horse is exhausted could not do this often. However if you are sensible and take it easy I don't see why you could not jump lower jumps at a sensible rate 3-4 times a week, but that also depends on how often he is exercised in general and how fit he is. My fully trained previous horse, I would jump her 5 times a week, she was never lame the entire time I had her, but she was also incredibly fit and used to her workout routine.
The best thing to do with any training in my experience is listen to you horse, when he has had enough end on a good note and call it a day. And don't push your horse to your goals, judge it on his ability and how he is doing.
But as you are asking this question in the first place, I am sure you will be fine.