Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
A horse only has so much jump in them. You over jump them, they will break down. There are studdies that have been done discussing this very topic, and due to the shock and the impact that the horses front legs incur when they land off of a fence, breaks down their joints slowly.
Every fence they have to push off of, breaks down their hocks slowly.
I jump only once a week, but that's my personal choice.
Height means diddly squat to me personally. There are people who jump "big" who shouldn't be, and there are people who wont jump over 2'9" who are impecable riders.
It isn't the height of the fence that matters, it is the quallity of the fence that does.