Originally Posted by morganshow11
Nooooooo not wire no way!!!!!!!!! It was plastic stuff, I put it there to show my used to be trainer how he was not spooky.
Ok, I'm not going to be mean, but that seems like a really silly thing to put in front of a jump. I have never, and I repeat, never have run over anything on my way to a jump other than a pole on the ground. The plastic mesh still has holes and what if a shoe got caught in it? You know he hooked it, then stepped on it and freaked out. I know that the plastic will break, but he probably can't even see it, it blends in, so it doesn't even really prove he's not spooky. A tarp would technically be safer and prove your point better, he could actually see it and then not spook. Why are you trying to prove he isn't spooky while you are schooling him over jumps? Spooking at the jumps and spooking at the suroundings are two completely different situations and don't neccesarily coincide. So if your trying to work on spooking on his suroundings please don't add jumps. If your trying to prove he isn't spooky, please don't add jumps. I was not trying to be viscious to you btw, I was just really concerned. Also if your in that tiny indoor, please don't add jumps, it's really to small to effectively train your horse in. The only time I have seen people jump in an arena that small, is at a show, in the tiny warmup ring, just schooling over a fence or two, becaue they are prepared for the class, but want to let their horse know he is about to go in and jump.