Originally Posted by Joe4d
Way to help Joe4d...goofball.
I was going to say don't fall off.
Regardless, are you working with an instructor or attempting to self teach? Hopefully it's the former. It's very easy to develop bad habits quickly and you need a pair of eyes on the ground to coach you. If you have been doing good flat work for the past 5 years, jumping should be a mere formality since flat work is the most important part.