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    View Poll Results: what should i do
    give her a one year break from jumping at all, and see if she gets used to it as she gets used to me. 4 33.33%
    train her more and get special intruction. 5 41.67%
    not jump her and focus on my dressage. 3 25.00%
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        05-20-2007, 04:56 AM

    Just wondering what you think about my jumping ways, I havent been jumping for very long but I can tell that my horse hates it, what should I do?
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        05-20-2007, 05:45 AM
    Are you sure that he hates it? Maybe he's in pain. Look for signs. If that's not it start from ground up. Lead him over trotting poles, then lead him over jumps,the ride him over trotting poles then over jumps. This will get him used to the jumps, you and you will build a better relationship.
        05-20-2007, 06:37 AM
    I have had her checked by a vet, she's not in pain, and I've been through that, trotting poles to start, then cavaletti then larger jumps. At first I thought she was scared of the bright colours so I tried cross country to see if she liked natural jumps, but no luck. I think she just doesnt like jumping, as she was a show pony. I received this advice from my mum and instructor. But thanks for the advice and concern anyway! :)
        05-20-2007, 07:23 AM
    Im affraid show ponies are known well for their straight leggedness and fluffly attempts at showjumping/jumping full stop. They often don't find it very easy and worry a great deal especially at larger fences.

    I not convinced that she wil ever enjoy jumping and although I wouldnt stop jumping her altogether I wouldnt try and compete or do it very often!

    Does she refuse or cat leap them or what.....???

    If she's spooky then that can be trained out of her, if she refuses (dirty stops) then I wouldnt jump very often as she will nock your confidence and she obviously really doesnt want to do it! If she cat leaps then she needs practice....

    Tell us what she does when jumping?

    Hope I was of some help,

    Elz x
        05-21-2007, 02:24 AM
    Shes a great nusence whilst jumping. I love her to bits but she is being irrational. Even when I lead her over them a million times its as if she's scared of them! She nods her head at them and jumps to the side. Im not an experienced jumper, but I have a good friend who is a very experienced eventer, and she has the same problem. I just wanted to know what I could do to get her used to the jumps! When she actually gets over them she's very good at it, its getting her not to refuse or throw someone off or bolt that's hard! :(

    My mums horse, whos her best friends is a great jumper but has no influence on her even if he goes first! And they are most definitely not to big because im not experienced they stay very small even when my instructor or friend jump her, but thanks for the advice anyway! :)
        05-21-2007, 04:48 AM
    How long did you take her over the trotting poles. To get her totally used to it you should have done it for 3 times a week for two weeks. That's just my opinion though...
        05-21-2007, 07:22 AM
    Some horses hate jumping. I had one very athletic and tall (15'3'') qh. Tried everything: trotting him through the poles and this and that. But whenever I tried to jump him over a smallest jump (half-foot height) he dumped it. However he was great on barrels, so I just switched. May be if you are really sure your pony hates jumping you wanna focus on something else? There are so many exciting disciplines around!
        05-22-2007, 05:31 AM
    Annie I have an Idea (yes annie its me... NOOO NOT HER :roll:) get some kind of special thing going you know tell her you are boss and and put your leg on! She will listen! When I rode her with you she did not feel very confidentx

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