I'm not completely new to jumping...I used to jump when I was younger but it's been quite a while and I've never done tried it with a horse that hadn't already been trained to jump.
I have a 5 year old quarter horse/thoroughbred cross who's currently only been ridden (to my knowledge) in the western style.
I myself, am out of practice when it comes to riding english however it is the discipline I was raised with so I'm HOPING it comes back to me. Unfortunately alot of the terminology is lost on me now :(
In the mean time I have a couple of questions regarding teaching a horse to jump.
1.) Is it best to lunge the horse or work without a line?
2.) What movies/books could I get to help me get started?
3.) Do you need to start with an english saddle when he's ready for me to jump with him or could I start with a western saddle and then work into an english saddle?
Is there any advice anyone could share to help me get started?
I'm hoping to eventually get into competitions with him, but I want to start from the beginning since this will be all new to him and I want to make the transitions as easy on both of us as possible haha.
Thanks so much!