Jumping... By Myself?
I think jumping is really fun, and I was just pondering whether I should try it for real... Well, here's a little about my situation:
I'm typically a Western rider (but I can and have ridden English) and I don't really see a huge difference between the two and neither does my 12 year old POA/QH, Specs. I jump bareback 95% of the time, and I'm pretty comfortable with it. The only time I jump with a saddle is when my friend and I jump (she rides English). Specs and I jump low stuff like crossrails, smallish logs, and 1-2 footers. I highly doubt I look good jumping, (hey, I'm doing it bareback, in my defense) but I can jump without bouncing around! ;) Specs isn't the bestest jumper out there, but he's never had proper training, I just ran him towards a jump and he jumped it. What I want for Christmas is a jumping saddle, but before I ask for it, I'd like to hear what you think about me jumping by myself... Is it a good idea or not worth it?
Every horse is an angel... They just don't need wings to soar!