No jumping at my barn
Hi, everyone! I have a question concerning jumping and insurance!
Recently, at the barn where I ride, two people who handle the business side of the farm and actually don't know much about horses convinced the owners to ban any type of jumping on the premises! We have poles and standards, but we're not allowed to ride our horses over anything other than a pole laying flat on the ground! They're first excuse was the horses are too old to jump! The majority of our horses are 20 and over so I understand keeping them from jumping! But we also have two horses aged 8 and 10 who are talented jumpers! The first one (who's name is Biscut!) I was training myself prior to this new rule! I mentioned this to them once and they quickly changed over to some excuse about insurance!
Before I go further, please understand that these people are extremely power hungry! They MUST control everything and it's actually scary because you can get in trouble for nothing if they feel like yelling at someone! Stuff like this has been happening to everyone who goes to that farm for 10 years and it's a real problem! But that issue is being worked out so please focus on my question:
I've been researching it, but I haven't found any information on the subject of jumping insurance! Can someone explain to me in EXTREME detail how such insurance works (if it exists) and if it doesn't exist, I would love to know how jumping coincides with riding insurance or whatever it is!
Just so you all know, we always ride with a licensed instructor so that's clearly not an issue! I would just like to know if this insurance thing is a good and viable excuse to ban jumping!
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