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    12-06-2010, 07:53 PM
  #1
Foal
Post Train to Show jump.

Hi,
First of all, my baby Blossom is pregnant!, and when she has her foal, I want to train the foal to show jump. I am really a Western gal, and I have bought a English saddle before, and I can't use it until Blossom foals. I need help on how to start training on a regular basis. I understand we can't really "train" the foal to jump until about 3 yrs or so. (I think..)
Thanks.
     
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    12-06-2010, 08:08 PM
  #2
Banned
More like 4 to 5.

It's best and safest to wait to start work over fences until the horse is fully 4 years old, and just stick with trotting poles before then.

While I understand you're excited about your mare foaling, this is past the category of counting chickens before they hatch and firmly in the category of counting your chickens before the rooster comes to town.
     
    12-06-2010, 08:23 PM
  #3
Showing
You can't force a horse into a discipline. Is your foal going to be out of a horse with showjumping experience? Is your mare or stallion proven? Registered? If you don't ride English regularly, you're going to need a trainer. And if you've never trained a horse from the ground up, you're going to need a trainer.
     
    12-07-2010, 03:13 PM
  #4
Yearling
I just want to say, do not push the foal into jumping. Start gradually, and be patient. Work with A LOT of ground poles. Ground poles are your best friend.

If the horse is over faced it may never want to jump again, and you'll have a lot harder time training it.
     
    12-07-2010, 05:07 PM
  #5
Trained
Repost this question in 4 years and in the meantime take lessons on a good seasoned jumper.
     
    12-07-2010, 05:13 PM
  #6
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by ErikaLynn    
I just want to say, do not push the foal into jumping. Start gradually, and be patient. Work with A LOT of ground poles. Ground poles are your best friend.

If the horse is over faced it may never want to jump again, and you'll have a lot harder time training it.
This is a very very sound piece of advice. Ground poles will be your best friend period when it come to training and just start slow, starting slow cannot be expressed enough along with not pushing the foal either.
     
    12-07-2010, 05:19 PM
  #7
Yearling
How I got my babies ready was weaned at 7months(i prefer the later wenaing id=f mum is up for it) Then I do basic ground work and respect etc until 1 and a half at this point I have gone on walks and can do everything on the ground with them I take them in the box to local shows and walk them in hand for an hour to expose them to stuff I then turn away untill there 3 bring them back in and begin breaking them after six months I generally turn away again to allow them to mature physically and mentally. Then bring them back in very slowly with mainly hacking and light schooling sessions for half an hour or so daily I don't do any jump related activites until I can control my horses speed and tempo and there balanced. I generally introduce jumping by free schooling for the first few weeks so they can figure out there feet etc before me on there back it takes me a year year and a half to school over baby courses so when there 5 and a half im jumping about 70-80cm. I like to build there confidence super super slowly(dont ever listen to people who start the sentence with lets see how high he can go).
With carefully foundations in place you can then work through the levels my 9 rising 10 year old is flying through them due to careful consideration of her confidence, ability and joints.

Also I very very rarely jump at home for instance I stopped competing in sept and wont start again till march so I wont be jumping her at all in this time. When it is competition time and im jumping her once a weeek I rarely home school her jumping unless I notice something I need to work on I spend weeks and weeks on flatwork and road hacking
     
    12-08-2010, 01:12 AM
  #8
Banned
My horse is 5 and I jumped him (more accurately hopped him) over 1.5' fences three times in his life. I will start to jump him more next year when he is 6.

My goal is for him to be a jumper.
     
    12-08-2010, 08:03 AM
  #9
Foal
Good luck AlexS!
     
    12-08-2010, 06:23 PM
  #10
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by equiniphile    
You can't force a horse into a discipline. Is your foal going to be out of a horse with showjumping experience? Is your mare or stallion proven? Registered? If you don't ride English regularly, you're going to need a trainer. And if you've never trained a horse from the ground up, you're going to need a trainer.
i have to disagree with this. All of our horses are quarter horses and paints. My two paints are out of national champion sires all under western category. Megafleet being the sire of my show horse. We currently jump 3 foot and into level 1 and 2 dressage. So I can break any stereotype people place under "western" or "heavy" horses not being able to do english. And my horse was actualy started under western and with a good trainer I converted him into english easily and he excells at it. That being said you can train your horse to do anything. And what does being registerd have to do with it. That is just saying you have a registerd paint or quarter horse or TB or any breed. It dosent do anything physical to the horse itself.... so just make sure you have a good foundation on the horse and it would be a good idea to take lessons on an instructors horse so you can get the feel of english riding and master that before you train this foal yourself. A good foundation is a must and start over ground poles teaching dressage helps ALOT and that is all flat work so I suggest teaching that when you do go under saddle with him/her then when you both are ready you can start with ground poles and gradually work your way up
     

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