I am refering to how high young horses should be jumping. I am a firm believer that you can't go willy nilly jumping as high as you want, when you have a younger horse, ex. 4, becuase it will absaloutly kill their joints. So this is the methos I use-
Once you hit four, divide the age by two, and that's the maximum height to jump. For example -
4 years - 2'
5 years - 2'6
6 years - 3'
And I think that after 7 years old, you can jump just about as high as you and your horse are capable of jumping safetly, and logically. Anyone see major flaws with this? That said, I do not jump Cowboy (my 4 year old OTTB) over 2'. It bumbs me a little, because I'd like to go higher with him, but I know I shouldn't. So we are just showing 2' :p
(Not that it matters, but I regularly jump 2'9 with the school horses.)