Okay. I have a 15'3, 7 YO, QH, named Doc. I have had him since September, and been riding him for about a year. He is very athletic and has a lot of growing room (JUMPING WISE) Right now I have been jumping him around 3ft normally, and we jump 3'6-3'9 on occasions. I don't want to jump him that high constantly quite yet, because he has a bit of a stifle problem. That i'm almost positive isn't there anymore (im waiting for my vet to come out and check on that) so I just want to be carefull. But I'm really sure that he is ready to start competively jumping above 3ft. I don't see my trainer often other than weekly lessons. So I was wondering how I go about training him to jump 3ft and above spreads, oxers, you know. Real jumping. I have been riding for 8 years. And have compeated that. Just not on my own horse. The horse I rode was very experiencd. I know Doc's limits, so all I need to know is how to go about it?
This is Doc and I jumping 3'9
Yes I know it doesn't look that high. Please don't give me any greif about it...It was the angle the photo was taken at. Thank you
So If anyone could help me out. That would be so great. I just want to take my horse to the full limits that he can go.
And he can go far.