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post #1 of 7 Old 04-13-2008, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Training Jumping

I am going to train my horse to jump. What's the best way to start it and how fast (or slow) should I go?

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post #2 of 7 Old 04-13-2008, 03:19 PM
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Start him over trot poles and slowly go up from there. Once he is bored of them, raise it up to a cross rail. And go from there. Don't do anything more until he is bored of it. Once you get him comfortable doing one jump, you can make a line.
Another thing you can do is free jump him; set up a chute and let him go through it a few times and let him figure out how to do it on his own.
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Thanks Stepher, but how do I know if he's getting bored with it?

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post #4 of 7 Old 04-13-2008, 04:37 PM
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post #5 of 7 Old 04-15-2008, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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thanks JDI!

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As everyone else said, but also it's great to have a trainer. As experienced as you think you are, you never know what you could be doing wrong (I'm not trying to be rude - this goes for everyone in general). Once you and your horse have the basics down, it'll be so much easier. Do you have any jumping experience? Does your horse have any at all?
Start out small, get him/her used to poles, but take it slow. If he/she's great with a pole, don't put it up to a huge cross rail. Put it up to a tiny cross trail, and make sure he/she gets the picture to pick up his/her feet!
But a trainer is really the best way to go. Look into it!
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post #7 of 7 Old 04-16-2008, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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My horse has no jumping experience and I've jumped once or twice. Not much at all and it was either bareback or in a western saddle. I would get a trainer, but there are none around where I live. I want to get lessons and am looking into it now, but I can't find anyone in a 30 minute radius. I think I am going to try to teach myself and get pictures and videos to be critiqued.

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