Alright, where do I begin. I have been riding for 8.5 years. My horse is the perfect first horse. I have been riding him for 2 going on 3 years. He does English Pleasure, Dressage, 4-H, he competes at our local fair*, he does trail, he could be a western prospect, and we did a tad of jumping. Seeing to the fact that this is the jumping section, I'm going to talk about jumping. We jumped for, 2 months maybe but then he hurt** himself. Anyways, the woman who trained me is a dressage trainer. She does jumping as a second to dressage. My mom was going to let me join the jump class again but she went asking around and apparently my trainer teaches jumping wrong. My friends mom was in the "minor leauges***" (I can't think of the proper word) for show jumping but she teaches correctly. Should I ask my friends Mom to help me with jumping or wait until I fgure it out on my own. I REALLY don't want to teach myself because I don't want to screw anything up. I could just not jump but I have ALWAYS wanted to jump! I started riding just so I could jump (plus the undying love of horses). I could really use some help here! Thanks guys! :)
*Our fair is REALLY bad. It's a total and complete MAD HOUSE! There are barrel racers running to and fro in the practice arena, kids screaming, teens throwing rocks, and some idiots even throw FIRECRACKERS!!! Chevy doesn't react to any of this (thank the good Lord above.).
**Chevy is a distructive horse. He has ruines 2 feed platters, 8 water buckets, 4 wooden stall boards, 2 halters, and he eats everything in sight... He was playing outside and he sliced open his coronet band. It was about 1-1.5 inches long by .5-.75 inches deep. It was bad. We stopped jumping because I wanted to go back to basics because he started to clip himself and I didn't want that to escalate. Thankfully that got stopped early.
***She had to stop becasue of a bad fall. The horse got hurt and so did she.