I have a big hunter jumper TB I'm working on selling..I don't know what exactly he was jumping before I got him, but supposedly he used to show and was a lesson horse. From what I see, he clearly knows his stuff.
I am very inexperienced with jumping. I bought him to teach me to jump but soon realized it was not my calling, so I never learned. He has been out of jumping for about a year.
Now that I'm selling him, he is being sold of course as a jumper. I am not able to jump him undersaddle and at the moment don't have anybody who can (though I am looking)
I thought it might be a good idea to start him jumping on the lungeline at least, to get him back into the swing of things and get him fit for it. I started him today just jumping over a one foot jump. I warmed him up a bit then took him over it eight times total, two at the trot and two at the canter in each direction, all while he looked at me like "Uh mom you're insulting me I can do higher than this" and cleared them with ease..probably went nearly a foot above the pole a couple of times there
Anyway, I'd like ideas for a plan that I can work on with him until he is sold. I am thinking it won't be very long, but anything I can do would be great.
Should I be starting with a higher jump? Or a higher or lower amount of jumps per session? Should I only jump him a certain number of days per week, or every day?
Thanks so much for any and all help