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    08-26-2010, 12:32 PM
  #1
Foal
Training pony to jump HELP!

Hi I am buy new english tack for my POA because I am going to start jumping him! I was wondering if anyone had tips so he goes over the jumps and does well?
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    08-26-2010, 12:47 PM
  #2
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There's more to riding English and jumping that switcing tack.

I would recommend that you take some lessons at an English lesson barn so you develop a secure jumping position and some experience in how to handle an approach and landing from a fence.

Then, I would get a more experienced English rider to start your pony over fences. When your pony is going well for the experienced rider, and you're confident in your lessons, is when you should think about jumping him yourself.

Green pony + green rider = black and blue rider
     
    08-26-2010, 02:13 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Find a good trainer to help you.

And don't over-jump your horse. 2-3 days a week of jumping is more than enough. Start slow over small jumps and trot poles to build his confidence and balance. Work on flat work and Dressage before jumping and between jumping lessons. Balance and control on the flat will translate to ease over fences.
     
    08-28-2010, 02:15 PM
  #4
Foal
I agree with what's been said already. Unless you are quite experienced over fences already, it's not a good idea for you to teach your horse to jump. It's really easy to ruin a horse's confidence over fences, and really hard to get it back once it's gone. The same can be said for riders... you'll have more fun learning on an experienced horse before you start riding greenies over jumps... sometimes green horses do something silly and that's not something you want to deal with while you're trying to learn.
     
    08-30-2010, 05:10 PM
  #5
Foal
Ok thanks you guys. So do you think I should jump him or not even try is my question now because I tryed it once to see what he would do and he curved around it and almost made me fall off so I want your opion to see if I should buy the tack and get the lessons or not?
     
    08-31-2010, 09:36 PM
  #6
Green Broke
You should get some lessons on a school horse to learn how to jump first, then you can have your trainer work with you and your horse.
     
    09-01-2010, 12:31 PM
  #7
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Originally Posted by KodeeLuver    
Ok thanks you guys. So do you think I should jump him or not even try is my question now because I tryed it once to see what he would do and he curved around it and almost made me fall off so I want your opion to see if I should buy the tack and get the lessons or not?
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Originally Posted by Maura
There's more to riding English and jumping that switcing tack.

I would recommend that you take some lessons at an English lesson barn so you develop a secure jumping position and some experience in how to handle an approach and landing from a fence.

Then, I would get a more experienced English rider to start your pony over fences. When your pony is going well for the experienced rider, and you're confident in your lessons, is when you should think about jumping him yourself.

Green pony + green rider = black and blue rider


     
    09-01-2010, 06:32 PM
  #8
Foal
Ok thanks
     
    09-04-2010, 02:31 PM
  #9
Foal
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