Originally Posted by reininfool15
haha I love both but hunters do have to have a brain jumpers just need to know how to go fast over a jump like a barrel people in my opinion you have to have a barrel how that can jump I mean not all are like that just a lot that I have seen are not saying anything is wrong with barrels or jumpers but I like to have a balance I love doing jumping and barrels when it is appropriate but I don't think that is all a horse should do.
But with your horse doing hunter over fences you should work on her going over the jumps with balance and with proper form doesnt have to be perfect but just have your trainer help yoiu and work on her not rushing OMG MY MARE had such a hard time with that I mean she just wanted to run and run and run and she is 17! So I figured we had to fix that before we both got killed lol. But yeah and NOT refusing my mare had the issue with flying over them but I hear some people have problems going over the jumps lol but just make sure she will jump over what ever you put in front of her and what I did was put to barrels on the growned and made my horse stand over them and then side pass off it helps make it so they do not rush when the jump becuase they don't know if you are going to want to stop and make them side pass off it worked for my mare and then if they have a rushing problem still make your jumps small about 18 inches (i jump 3"3' to 3"6) but if you need to o smaller first that is fine and then stop about 5 feet before the jump or less when ever your horse starts to rush then back up and make you horse finish the jump also worked with my mare.
That's a bit of a rude thing you said there. You basically said that you have to actually "have a brain" to be able to do hunters, and jumpers and barrel racers are just idiots that know how to go fast. Do you really think jumpers don't have to have balance? I personally think in some ways it takes more intelligence and confidence to make it through a jumper course flawlessly than a hunter course. Just sayin'.