12-18-2009, 03:50 PM
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What are your thoughts on Jumping before learning to canter?
So, someone I know changed from my (amazing) eventing trainer, to another in the area. I heard she's ok, but I looked her up in the USEA website and she didin't even have a membership, which means she couldn't have compeated above BN. So, my friend said she jumped her first jump, and I was excited for her(It couldn't have been big of course). She is a good rider for her level, her heels are down, she has relativly quite hands, but hasn't cantered much, if any, yet. I have always belived that you should master the horse COMPLEATLY on the ground before jumping. That is my opnion, because I think dressage is the most important aspect of english riding, and eventing. So what do you people, who know alot more than me, think about this?