All the barns I boarded at, I could jump whenever I felt like it. But my mom was the one who said we (my sister and I) can jump that day or not. She didn't always supervise us, but my sister and I watched each other..and we never did anything stupid, like make the jump too high for our ability, or anything like that. We would do more intense jumping during lessons.
The barn I ride at now, my trainer HAS to be supervising when we are jumping. I know it's for insurance reasons. Anything can happen, and I think jumping alone is stupid and dangerous no matter how experienced you are.
Having my trainer there when jumping doesn't bother me at all, because when he is out there watching it's like I get a free lesson. And there is always someone there to pick up a knocked down rail.
Last edited by ErikaLynn; 01-10-2011 at 04:01 PM.