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post #1 of 6 Old 07-10-2009, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Help! jumping!

Ok right now I do dressage on Lexus the horse that i lease, he is awsome and everything but I want to jump, he cant jump because he has arithrites but there is this other horse that i love named Buzz he can jump, but my mom..well she isn't all for the whole jumping thing how can i convinse her to let me jump, also i used to jump but then i stopped to try saddle seat (not really for me) and i came back to try out dressage (no the best for me) and now i wanna go back to jumping but my mom isn't letting me, please help!

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-10-2009, 09:17 AM
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Well your mom has good reason to dislike jumping. It is very dangerous and if you dont know how to do it perfectly the jump wont go right. If you have your mind set on jumping you should sit down with your mom and tell her you really want to do this. Maybe ask if you could jump a few times on this other horse and show her how much you want to do this. If she still says no, I think you should honor what she says and be greatful you get to ride horses.

Jumping is really fun, and if you do get the chance to go out and jump again, I hope you have fun!
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-10-2009, 11:03 AM
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Horse riding, no matter what discipline, is dangerous. Even being around horses is. Just because someone jumps doesn't mean that they are in more danger than others (when they are doing it correctly and safely). When I rode dressage I fell of more than in jumping (I haven't fallen of even once while jumping. Haven't even been close to falling.)
Do you ride with a vest? Maybe that could help :)
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-10-2009, 11:19 AM
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Sadly, if your mom puts her foot down then you'll have to be respectful of her wishes and then when you get older you can get back into jumping if you still want to. That's what I had to do. I rode when I was younger and the second I started jumping my mom made me quit. She had seen my aunt get severely injured so many times and she was just too over protective. So I had to quit. I had to wait until I was out of college and could afford to start riding again. I had to wait a long time but I started back in my mid-twenties. If she's footing the bill then she has quite a bit of say. Just being able to ride in any discipline is a huge privilege. Enjoy it and take comfort in the fact that with all of the dressage background that you are building up, you'll have an advantage over others when you do get a chance to start jumping.
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-10-2009, 03:53 PM
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From your post I can't tell if you mean jumping on your own or lessons. If you mean just jumping on a lease horse, I would suggest asking her if she would let you learn in lessons with a good instructor.
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-10-2009, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys! you have beena big help
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