How High Can He Go?
Hay y'all! Im sure you regulars have heard an EARFUL about CJ from previous posts about him, but here goes again...
1. Gentle, sweet, and very friendly
2. Always up to try something new; curious
3. 15.2 hh, a perfect height for me imo and lots of others' opinion
4. Jumped 2'4" for the first time today!
We usually jump about 2 foot verticals, 1 foot-1.5 foot crossrails. Today I went out to jump, and the jumps seemed a little higher than usual, but I disregarded it as me not having ridden in a couple days straight. Well, turns out that the jumps were 2'4", and he took em like a champ! I had been wondering why I had gotten complete air on the first jump... because he way over jumped it!
Anyways, I definitely want to build him to be able to jump higher, not on a regular basis, because he's 13, and not the most coordinated little guy. He NEVER trips after landing a jump, it's usually just his toe hits the ground and his leg gets under him accidentally. But I do want to be able to jump 3 foot with him at some point. I definitely think he's up to it, he never shows exertion after an hour of riding including warm ups and a about half of the time jumping, and I know he can jump extremely well. And he loves it! Just wondering what the you guys would recommend for his max height.
I've seen people all over the internet say not to try to find out how high a horse CAN jump, because you will have to find out how high they CAN'T jump, which understandably you don't ever want to do. Just theoretically, what do you think? You can find videos of us in a couple forums I've posted before.
Last edited by Colby Jack Seige; 03-18-2017 at 01:22 AM.