Originally Posted by MIEventer
Majority of GP jumpers, and top level Eventers, will jump their horses once a week. Reason being - is a horse has only so much jump in them before they start breaking down, so why waste it?
I say twice a week is good, and occasionally three times, but no more.
MIEventer, great post but I do have one point I'd like to comment on. Just guessing, but I would think part of the reason GP riders only jump once a week is because a 5+ ft jump takes a whole lot more strain on a horse then a jump under 3ft. Plus, they know they are great riders, they don't need to work a few times a week on their positionover jumps or their approach, so in the warm up ring and at shows is enough for them. I'm not argueing and you are right, but I'm just wondering if these factors contribute to them jumping just once a week