So I've been looking around on line lately and noticed pony hunters go for a pretty penny. I currently have 3 ponies right now (2 smalls and a medium) who I'd like to teach to jump. Problem is, I don't know how to jump and am not too fond of it, but I know they would do awesome at it.
So where do I start? I know one of them is ready to start jumper training, as he walk trot canters fine and willingly. He is five and has a ton of potential. The other two mares are iffy. They are both green and only go at the walk trot but I figure I can start out with poles with those two.
So, where do I begin, and does anyone have any good exercises or easy, low key courses to start on with them?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Also, here are some pictures of the ponies I plan on jumping:
First is Joker. He would be ready to start training over fences right now if I wanted to do it. He is 5 and walk trot canters excellent. I've jumped him a couple times (just for fun). Do you think he has potential? (Don't critique rider. It was a spur of the moment thing)
Next is Gracie. She is about 10, I bought her last November. She is pretty good at walk trot, and we are working toward the canter. Here are some of her movement.
Last is Frostie. She's three. I BARELY ever ride her, maybe once every two months, just because she is so small and still developing. I want to get a headstart on how to start her though. She walks and does a little trotting under saddle. (Don't critique the rider in the pics please)
Constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated. Critique the ponies, their movement, confo. etc, anything. Also, you can critique the rider's equ. if you really want but don't bash the lack of helmet and boots. I already understand that is a problem for many people.