Originally Posted by alexischristina
Exactly, that's what I was saying. And there MUST be a difference between professional jumpers and jumpers that are doing under 3 feet. Otherwise, half the school horses I know would be completely lame right now.
I'm not taking it down to once a week or less, because my focus is not in dressage and I do do a lot of work on position on the flat, and without practise there is no way to get better, but I'm certainly not going to be jumping 2'6 six days a week.
I was well aware that your focus is not on dressage, do you think I didn't notice the subject of this thread? I stand by my post. The truth isn't pretty, even though jumping is fun for us and the horse often enjoys it, it is strenuous compared to flat work.
Any form of jumping causes extra strain on the joints compared to no jumping. I am typically more concerned about the horses that take new riders over 2-3ft jumps 3 times a week because not only are they jumping multiple times, they are doing so with riders that are often unbalanced.
Tell me, what is your weekly schedule now in regards to jumping? And what exactly were you looking for in this thread?