How do you train a horse to jump 5'++ like a GP???

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How do you train a horse to jump 5'++ like a GP???

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    11-20-2012, 05:43 PM
How do you train a horse to jump 5'++ like a GP???

Ok so I have had my horses solidly jumping about 3-4' depending on the horse, but it took several years to get them to that point.
I am looking for information regarding how to train a GP jumper, what do you look for and how do you do it? It seems to me that most horses would never want to jump so high... and that the 3-4foot range is about the easiest for most horses... and I know how to get them there, but I don't know how to get them any higher.
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    11-20-2012, 05:52 PM
Well I've only jumped 5 foot on a few horses and not at shows, but I just kept bumping the jumps up once the horses were confident and the height got easy.
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    11-20-2012, 06:40 PM
If you aspire to get to GP level, your best bet is a coach.
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    11-20-2012, 08:30 PM
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You can't MAKE a horse jump 5 foot, he needs to WANT to jump 5 foot. You want a horse to win races, he needs to WANT to race. Want a top barrel racer? He needs to WANT to barrel race. At top levels you can't force these things.

I would enlist the help of a GP trainer if that's what you want to do and start looking for GP horses. If you are going want to show at the GP level your going to need to take it seriously. This is VERY strenuous on the horse and needs to be done right!
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