I don't remember the exact details of my VERY FIRST jump, because it was quite a bit ago. But I do remember it was on my first horse when I was about 11/12 years old. A quarter horse that had originally been trained WP, so he was a very quiet horse for me. My trainer had us go over a tiny crossrail, and my QH took it as a jump in stride. All I remember about it was that I was thinking "This is SO COOL" and wanting to do it all the time after that.
So, that leads me to my addiction now. Hahaha...
The horse I have now, our first jump was actually just about a month ago. He is young, and never had formal training over jumps. So I set up about a 2'6, just to see how brave he was. I got light in the saddle a few strides out, but kept my rein/leg contact to encourage him to it.
I was thinking "He's a little Morgan, he'll probably just do a little jump over it."
Totally underestimated my guy. He jumped it like it was 4' and completely jumped me out of the tack.
Yep. I had a huge grin on my face and knew that I had bought the right horse for me. I underestimated him, and he is proving me wrong every single day. He is just phenomenal, and LOVES to jump.
...he's so kissable, huggable, loveable, unbelievable...