All horses can jump, but you cannot force ability or desire into them. It would be like trying to force a not artistically inclined person through art school and wondering why they aren't the next modern artist. ANYONE can put a paint brush or pencil to a paper, but that doesn't mean they have the ability or DESIRE to draw.
I'd find a job your mare is good at! Maybe dressage? Or driving? If you want a jumper get a jumper! Also, you might be able to force her to "jump", but it won't last long. She will likely sour quickly and being having behavioral problems.
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Haha I know that of course. I don't need a jumper, but a few jumps now and then are fun!
It's easy to sing beautiful for a talented singer (talented jumper), but that doesn't mean you can't teach someone to sing correctly who is not-talented. (And if you're not a talented singer, doesn't mean you don't like singing! )
If you'd read my post above this post of you, you see that she definitely has the ability, and I also told that I think she liked it!
I find it a bit weird what you're saying :+ OF COURSE she will never be a show jumper or something, I know that. I don't even want her to be. But as you say, every horse can jump. You just need the right way of teaching them.
She just didn't get it or something, or it was too hard for her with someone on her back. And now she finally did it, and she thinks it's fun! She was very motivated and active with free jumping.
Funny that you can see through the computer screen that she doesn't like it, that she'll sour and she'll have behavioral problems.
We do all kinds of stuff. I take dressage lessons. She can walk in front of a cart. We do tricktraining and groundwork. We do nice peaceful rides through the forest. Lunging, long reining. We're trying out bitless riding(rope halter).
@amberly, yea maybe I can make a clicking noise too or something. And maybe she knows what to do when I'm on her too when I make the same noise! But I think maybe I should build her confidence with jumping first with free jumping and then when she is totally at comfort I can try to let her jump with me
So great how you've come so far with your horse!
@Dustbunny, thank you so much!