When should i start her jumping?

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding > Jumping

When should i start her jumping?

This is a discussion on When should i start her jumping? within the Jumping forums, part of the English Riding category
  • When should a horse start jumping
  • How old would you start a horse jumin

LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-22-2012, 10:57 PM
Unhappy When should i start her jumping?

I have a 3 year old mare and was wondering when I should start jump;ing her. I have 3 years of experiance with green horses jumping but I am worried that if I start to soon I will ruin her legs as she is still growing.
Sponsored Links
    07-22-2012, 11:47 PM
You shouldn't be barrel racing or jumping her anytime soon. She's still growing. You WILL damage her legs if you continue barrel racing her at this age.
Posted via Mobile Device
    07-22-2012, 11:53 PM
Green Broke
General rule is to wait at least until they are 5 yo. A small and very occasional jump isn't bad. But consistent jumps damage their growth plates and joints.
Posted via Mobile Device
    07-22-2012, 11:54 PM
Green Broke
How old have the "green horses" you have been riding to acquire the three years of experience you say you have?
    07-23-2012, 11:22 AM
I have jumped a 7yo, 8yo, and a 15yo. The 15yo was the hardest as she was abused in her before home. I know I shouldnt even be thinking of jumping now but i'd like to have a sceduale to know what years I should start weaning her into it. So from the posts above I should start when she is 6 to be safe?
    07-23-2012, 11:42 AM
I like to start horses jumping at 4yo, as long as their flat work is good and they are balanced at all gaits. I start jumping them over poles, xrails, and 2ft verticals. Once they are 5 I generally will stick around 2'6".

The key is to make sure they are balanced enough and trained enough to start jumping, and then not jumping them too hard or too often.
    07-23-2012, 12:27 PM
Awsome thank you guys for all the feed back :)

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Going to start jumping! Dovefeather888 Jumping 1 04-01-2012 07:55 PM
How did you start jumping? Gidget Jumping 26 04-10-2011 06:11 PM
Age to start jumping? VanillaBean Horse Training 12 01-06-2010 05:46 PM
when do you start jumping? upnover Jumping 17 06-01-2008 04:36 AM
how to start him jumping?? Eventer4545 Horse Training 6 12-12-2007 01:29 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0