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        05-14-2014, 05:42 PM
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    Foal
    Thoughts on jumping my 19 year old QH

    I have been riding for a little over 3 yrs. And own a QH. He is heavy on the forehand and his canter is like a big rocking horse. I am trying ways to get his back end up. I do trot poles with him and walk him over small
    Cross jumps (1ft) On saturday I cantered him over a small jump and he pinned his ears back and bucked slightly and ran off. Needless to say I
    Did not do that again. I walked trot cantered him over trot poles and he did fine. Any thoughts on this - he has no previous experience in jumping. My question is not sure if it is a stubborn thing or if something
    Physically bothered him when I did this.
         
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        05-14-2014, 06:28 PM
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    Weanling
    IMO, he's a little old to be just learning how to jump. Horses at that age tend to be set in their ways, not that they can't be retrained though. Usually if you work on collection and getting the horse to slow down, that is when they are working of their hind. The faster you go, the more they work off their front.

    First rule out arthritis, soreness, out of alignment, etc. He'll probably need to see a chiropractor and possibly an equine masseuse. If he's seen a vet, chiropractor, and masseuse, and is still doing it (with no physical cause) then it is a training problem.

    I just think he's too old to be asking him to do this. Jumping is one of the most physically demanding things you can ask a horse to do. Unless this horse is trained to jump, I would just drop it if I were you. To do any real or regular jumping, he is going to need a slew of supplements and health care, and that is if he is up to the job.

    Good luck.
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        05-14-2014, 06:35 PM
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    Weanling
    At 19 he shouldn't be too old for jumping unless he's sore somewhere or just really doesn't like jumping.
    Maybe see about having a vet come out and check him for soreness or injury to his body. He could have arthritis that's gone unnoticed, horses are very good at hiding pain until asked to do something painful to them.
    He could also just not want to jump and was letting you know in his own way.

    Since you're trying to get him off his forehand try doing half halts and transitions and see if that helps. If a vet rules out any physical problems try jumping again once you've gotten him more balanced and on his haunches a little more. If he does it again, he either doesn't like jumping, doesn't know how to jump comfortably.
    It could be any or even all of those things, especially since you said he has no experience jumping.
         

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