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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