The jumping with approval only rule - Page 9
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding > Jumping

The jumping with approval only rule

This is a discussion on The jumping with approval only rule within the Jumping forums, part of the English Riding category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        01-27-2011, 11:44 AM
      #81
    Yearling
    At my barn, your horse has to be over 6 years old (they prefer them to be 7, but it really depends on the individual horse), and that's about it.
    We're not supposed to ride unless we have a parent or guardian (someone over 16, pretty much, or someone who could at least call and get help for you if you fall. If the person is under 18, they usually prefer them to have horse experience, I.e. My 16 year old sister could come and supervise because she has worked with horses) or you are riding with at least 3 other people.

    I always was under the impression that the person supervising was there so if you fall and get hurt, someone can catch your horse, hold them steady and get you help. Not necesarily preventing a fall, but helping afterwards.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        01-27-2011, 01:00 PM
      #82
    Started
    I think it's wise for all riders to get approval from a professional before trying to jump, regardless of whether it's required at their barn. Better safe than sorry. If you don't know what you're doing, you need to have some guidance, lest you end up harming yourself or your horse.

    Although I admit I did set up a little cross rail one time and popped over it when my coach wasn't there. I'm sure I did it wrong, but I was dying to know what jumping felt like.
         
        01-27-2011, 09:07 PM
      #83
    Foal
    My opinion its just mainly for insurance and safety I guess. But I would have been aggravated to no end if I ever rode at a barn that didn't allow jumping unless in a lesson or supervised. I can understand if you're leasing or riding a horse that belongs to the barn, its totally up to the owners decision then. I used to take lessons at a barn, but you also had the option to ride without an instructor during the week also. But you had a maximum height you could jump alone. Which I felt was totally fine. But if I were to board my own horse at a facility that wouldn't allow me to jump unless supervised, I would not board there. There are quite a few barns that are doing this in my area though.
         
        01-28-2011, 02:53 AM
      #84
    Weanling
    How do you feel about it?

    I think at my barn, which is smaller, it's more of a case-by-case basis. I feel it's a good rule for minors and beginners. If it's an adult who doesn't train with the BO (who is also the trainer at my barn), and has their own horse, I think it's a little too much in their business, unless it's an absolutely dangerous situation. If it's an adult who does not, I definitely think approval should be necessary.

    Do you feel it's more for the rider or for the horse?

    I think it really could go both ways. Sometimes it's one way around, sometimes it's the other.

    When do you feel a horse is ready to jump?

    When they are balanced, responsive, and comfortable at a w/t/c with a rider, and after they have been trotting/cantering ground poles and cavaletti to the point they are balanced and comfortable over them.

    When do you feel a rider is ready to jump?]

    Much like the horses - when they are balanced and comfortable (and in control) at a w/t/c and over ground poles and small cavaletti.

    Do you feel that this rule has been enforced and is effective?

    I feel like my BO enforces it well enough. I don't think there's a clear written in stone rule, but I think she uses good judgment on a case-by-case basis.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:51 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0