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".