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    11-20-2012, 04:08 PM
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Foal
Question Jumping him too soon?

About 2 weeks ago, a friend and I bought two off the track thoroughbreds. The trainer I am working with says that I should not jump my horse a lot because his stifles and other muscles need built up so I can have a good base and he can become more solid before jumping. However, my friend has been jumping her horse every day (not exaggerating) and she has been jumping him over 2 foot verticals. Is this bad for him since he has no muscle tone, lose stifles, and absolutely no basic training? Is it better to teach them the basics of flat work before jumping?
     
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    11-20-2012, 04:10 PM
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Yes, and yes.

However, unless your friend asks for your advice and you can persuade her the error of her ways, the best thing to do is just to train YOUR horse properly according to the good professional advice you're being given.
     
    11-20-2012, 04:12 PM
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Yes it's bad.......stick to flat work......add ground poles here and there......but no, a horse should have time to develop its self just like an athlete......if we all went around trying to (or being made to in regards to a horse) run marathons and compete in hurdle races without any conditioning we'd all be crooked and crippled well before our time.......same applies to a horse.....
     
    11-20-2012, 04:12 PM
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Weanling
Exactly what your trainer said is right.. you can really damage a horse!! Listen to your trainer, a horse needs to know the basics, jumping is dangerous without proper training up to it, just like a rider!!
     
    11-20-2012, 04:14 PM
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Foal
Okay thank you so much! I am definitely going with what y trainer says and she is the know it all type so I wont say anything to her but I just wanted to get other opinions. My horse is very good and athletic and I don't want him breaking down early which was my concern with jumping before he is fit enough. Thanks a lot! I appreciate it :)
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