ok not to hijack your thread Gallop On you look great for teaching yourself BTW! but i just want to ask why she Gallop isn't getting the butchering i got in my thread about teaching myself to jump. I haven't don't anything different than she has and i got trampled over on here.
Shaggy, while i did not see your thread. I will tell you my own personal feelings about teaching yourself how to jump...
Most of us are pretty normal folks. While there may be some very wealthy people on this forum, the majority is likely people whom are unable to afford all the wonderful luxuries that wealthy folks can have in regards to our sport, and horse ownership in general. So while i don't LOVE
people just flopping around willy nilly on their horses back in an attempt to teach themselves how to jump, i also understand that not every town has an affordable and convenient jumper trainer.
I personally, see nothing wrong with anyone hopping over a small fence from time to time. There are youtube vids, books, magazines, and even forums
, where you can learn what you're doing wrong and how to address it. It might very well be that whatever you are/were doing with your horse was unsafe and or offensive riding. But to me, if you're having a good time, being safe, and the horse is clearly alright with the whole thing, then you just keep doing what you enjoy!