Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Often horses step over smaller jumps with jumping over them. However knocking them is an issue.
If you're trotting towards jumps then it makes sense for a horse to step over it, just picking their legs up more. However if you canter the jump comes more naturally. I'd agree lunging over some larger jumps and see what the horse does. About 60 cm is where most horses start needing to jump to get over. If you can free lunge that is best.