Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gallant, Alabama
I do it all the time.
I have an english saddle, but I don't ride in it much and never to jump with... it's much safer for me to jump in a western saddle because that way I can hang on if my mare decides to throw in a buck (she bucks every now and then).
I trail ride and jump things like ditches, logs, and creeks when we find them... sometimes I go way out of my way to jump something, because I just love it and my mare's ok with it.
In the backyard, I often make jumps to jump with my mare in my western saddle. The highest we've jumped so far has been 3 feet and 3 inches even, but I can't wait until I get up the nerve to get higher! I know that my mare can jump close to 6 feet, because I've seen her do it a few times (she's jumped out of our pasture a few times and where she jumped those times was about 5 feet and 7 inches, and I've locked her in the Lot once before we tore it down and she jumped the gate and it was 6 feet even.
I love it, it's really fun!
Horseshoe Loop Farm: Home of Gypsie (22 y/o TWH mare), Dakota (10 y/o TWH gelding), Codie (18 y/o Walkaloosa gelding) & Harlow (9 y/o APHA mare)