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Tips for teaching your horse to jump ?

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    10-26-2012, 02:10 PM
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Weanling
Tips for teaching your horse to jump ?

I need help with teaching my horse to jump :) if anyone has tips on how they got started jumping and teaching their horse to jump I'd love the advice and stories !
     
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    10-26-2012, 02:18 PM
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Showing
You need the help of a professional. Jumping properly takes training for both horse AND rider.
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    10-26-2012, 02:41 PM
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Weanling
Okey. Thank you
     
    10-26-2012, 02:47 PM
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Green Broke
Agreed. Your horse (and you) can learn habits that become dangerous as you progress or that hinder you from progressing.
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    10-26-2012, 11:00 PM
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Weanling
If you're looking for "tips" instead of asking about anything specific in regards to jump training you're probably not experienced enough to be teaching a a horse to jump.
     
    10-27-2012, 04:51 AM
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Yearling
Whats with you people! Do you ever stop to consider that there might not be a trainer who does jumping in the these peoples area. Not everyone has the benfit of a big fancy barn with a fancy trainer. Some people have to do it ON THEIR OWN! And that's their decision! OP just ride him over lots of ground poles until he's completely confortable with it then raise to a small cross rail. That's what I've been doing with my horse.
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    10-27-2012, 05:34 AM
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Green Broke
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Originally Posted by shaggy    
Whats with you people! Do you ever stop to consider that there might not be a trainer who does jumping in the these peoples area. Not everyone has the benfit of a big fancy barn with a fancy trainer. Some people have to do it ON THEIR OWN! And that's their decision! OP just ride him over lots of ground poles until he's completely confortable with it then raise to a small cross rail. That's what I've been doing with my horse.
And if the horse gets ruined by being taught by someone who doesn't know what they are doing, or the rider takes a fall because they aren't jumping safely, are you willing to accept that being your fault? Because all the other posters are spot on - jumping is dangerous, and as such, should only be taught by someone who knows what they are doing. If you don't know, you should go to a trainer that does. You have no business telling people to "stop and consider". Why don't you take your own advice - stop and consider if your answer is appropriate, given how little you know about (a) the OP's ability with horses and (b) teaching a horse to jump.
     
    10-27-2012, 10:41 AM
  #8
Green Broke
Someone at my barn is doing it herself - there's trainers around, she just thinks she can do it herself.

Her horse grabs the bit and charges every jump, she yanks back and the horse does a crazy giraffe-headed deer leap, lands then bucks. Because the horse and girl were very far from jumping properly, the horse is actually charging after the jumps, bucking a bit and totally has her head because the girl is trying to keep from falling and isn't controlling he horse. The horse is also buddy sour and has already tried running away with the girl and has threatened to jump the pasture fences to rejoin her friends. What stops her from trying the jump? Not sure - I think the horse lacks confidence to do it. She grabs the bit, charges the fence and at the last second she has her butt under herself then doesn't make the leap. It's just a matter of time.

It's one thing if a rider is experienced in jumping and not in training the horse for it. Not ideal but safer than someone who doesn't know how to jump trying to teach their horse to do it. No one wants to have the post that causes someone to do something unsafe because we're trying to help and have someone or a horse get hurt from it.

Not everyone with a trainer has a fancy trainer or fancy barn either :)
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    10-27-2012, 12:33 PM
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Weanling
I have a trainer per say but the problem is my trainer is over 30 minutes away. Yes I would love to be able to just have my trainer help me everyday. But she has two kids, and can't come up all that often, so I wanted to get the horse started on my own, so that we didnt have to start with the basics when she got here. I don't want to waste her time. Thanks Shaggy that helps. :) and to all the others posting helpful comments thanks also :)
     
    10-27-2012, 01:13 PM
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Green Broke
Why not give your trainer a call and discuss it with her? She knows you and your horse and can customize suggestions. Ask her for homework for between lessons.
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