i've been riding since I was six. I remember my first time jumping I was very experienced in flat work etc. it was a group lesson and I was on a completely push button pony. They trainer said everyone go over the cross rail and I was like what? Me too? & she was like yep your ready.. I had NO idea what to do.. I was like do I just like trot and steer him at it? I'm so confused.. how does the horse know I want to jump it. The pony was very experienced. I went to it and he just plopped over it. It was the smallest jump ever.. but it's amazing how unsure I was of it. If you've never jumped before I wouldn't recommend just trying it. Especially if your horse has never done it. You and him have no idea what a jump is, there's no possible way of overcoming that successfully.
Count My Strides - Shane, Bought 2-18-06, Mustang.
"I whispered to my horse, "i'm afraid of falling" and he whispered back, "i have wings".