Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I am flabbergasted that you are even considering to jump him, when he's only 3 years old. If I was in the market for a horse, I would bypass him seeing that he's already jumping fences at that young of age - just asking for joint issues down the road.
Just because you market him as an English Horse, doesn't mean he has to be jumping. Focus on tons of dressage work, where you are riding him competantly so he can be using himself efficiantly, to develop a nicely balanced, sound happy horse - so that when he is ready to jump, he'll be that much more prepared and successful at it.
One has to understand that jumping is dressage with speed bumps. Dressage is an extension of your jumping, what is the most important factor to the sport, is the quality of ride you have between your fences, which is what makes your fence good or bad. It's not about pointing to a fence and just going over it.....its about setting both you and your horse up for success.