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post #11 of 32 Old 06-30-2012, 05:29 AM
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Usually once a week unless I have a show and then I dont.... in winter if I arent jumping competitively then only if I come across a log etc out hacking... My baby horse I jump at least once a week with an instructor as shes only learning - sometimes at the end of a lesson and sometimes as the whole lesson
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post #12 of 32 Old 06-30-2012, 08:05 PM
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Every lesson I have, so usually once a week (twice in rare cases), but I ride a school horse who is very rarely jumped higher than 2'/2'3''. I usually jump crossrails or 2's.

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post #13 of 32 Old 07-06-2012, 04:00 PM
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It does vary from horse to horse, but I personally jump about 1-2 times a week.

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post #14 of 32 Old 07-15-2012, 09:21 AM
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I flat work every day i can and maybe go over a tiny jump a few times then a course once a week or once every 2 weeks.
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post #15 of 32 Old 07-15-2012, 09:43 AM
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I jump a bit more than most of you guys do - in the summer, out of the six rides a week, I jump 2-3. Usually one or two sessions are purely focussed on jumping, so either courses, or grids, to work on his agility and my ability to extend and collect his stride. On one day we might put up a single fence at the end of a tough dressage schooling session, because he loves to jump and it loosens him off after the hard work. We probably do one day of serious flatwork schooling a week in the summer, and the other three days are hacking out for fitness and relaxation.

In winter, because we live far north and it is always dark after work, we can't hack or jump in the fields, so we do five nights a week in the school where there is only room for single jumps (which don't do much for us training wise), so we do mainly flatwork, and a hack on the weekends, so plenty of jumping in the summer is a reward and a chance to get out of the menage over the good weather.

Maybe I jump him too much, but he loves it, I don't push him higher than he's able, and he's never had any soundness problems. He's fifteen now, so he's probably only got another summer or two of competing after this one, and his workload is on the downwards slope now, so I feel that I'm trying to manage it, and he would soon let me know if it was too much.
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post #16 of 32 Old 07-19-2012, 10:15 PM
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My favorite quote on this subject:
A horse only has so many jumps in them.

I only jump once a week. No more, sometimes not at all. But my mare is 17 so I'm hypersensitive about keeping her healthy and happy.
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post #17 of 32 Old 07-22-2012, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by kindraeventing View Post
My favorite quote on this subject:
A horse only has so many jumps in them.

I only jump once a week. No more, sometimes not at all. But my mare is 17 so I'm hypersensitive about keeping her healthy and happy.
I love that quote. It's so true - over jump them when they're young and they just don't cope later in life. However, the low mileage ones can carry on jumping even into their twenties!

That's where I've been lucky with my boy - he was very, very low mileage when I got him at 14, is very naturally athletic and very fit right now too. He seems to be coping great - and he's the type of horse who will let me know in no uncertain terms when he doesn't want to do any more.
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post #18 of 32 Old 07-23-2012, 03:17 AM
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I haven't been able to ride a whole lot lately so I haven't been jumping at all. But I'd say depending on the horse, the height of the jumps, weather, etc. you can jump 1-3 times per week. I know some people who jump their horses 4 to 5 days per week. If I had my own horse (I don't have one right now :() I probably would jump it twice per week.
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post #19 of 32 Old 07-29-2012, 08:18 PM
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Well I'm not jumping this year because of my horse's injury But last year I would jump a maximum of 3 times a week. I don't do big fences just yet, if I jump higher than 2'6 ft it's a miracle My horse loves to jump and always puts her all into it so it's hard for me to stay away from it... But I can't go in the arena every day, I go crazy... And I think horses get bored if you do the same thing every day... Sometimes spooking isn't a terrible thing to do, at least you know they're not bored!
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post #20 of 32 Old 07-30-2012, 09:37 AM
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i actually jump only once a week or so, but i do a lot of ground pole work with my gelding (he has a lot of trouble collecting and lifting his front end) so we do ground poles almost everyday I ride him

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