I have a little guy, he's a 8-9 month old quarter cross. I imagine he wont get about 15.2hh but Im always hopeful. I want to try alot of things with him, but I really perfer combined training. (XC scares the poop outta me.) he's halter broken, accepts pressure on his body, lets me brush his body/mane/tail and pick feet. He leads fairly well (fora baby) and he's not that spooky (but could always use more work.) I wont start him till 3, maybe later depending on if I move/ how long it takes me to find a trainer ect. I've ridden lots of fresh greenies, but never started a horse myself. I contacted a few trainers already, they told me to just play with him till he's 3, and call them then.
My question is: What can I do with him now, to get him excited about jumping? Is it too early to get him used to ground poles (varying distances and the like)? Im hoping to show him next summer in hand, maybe trail obstacles if he'll do it.