I have been readin through some posts on this topic and many of you seem very opinionated on what heights horses should be jumping and at what age?
Now although height is an issue I was always told that frequency of jumping and the ground on which it is done on is far more detrimental on a horses joints that anything else!?
If for e.g. A horse of 4years was jumped 4ft once a week on a turf float, level and concussion relieving surface for the year then the damage would be less than that of a 4year old jumping 2ft6 5days a weeks on a field, which gets slippy, too soft, muddy, too hard, rutty etc which is likely to pull, and put strain on a horses legs.
What do you guys think??
At what age can each height be done without detriment?
3 years = pole work
4years = up to 2ft6
5years = upto 3ft
6years = upto3ft6
7years = any height??
Looking forward to your opinions!