I was wondering if there are any plus sized girls out there who jump with thier horses (competitively or not)? I've seen bigger riders do just about everything else, but I have yet to see a rider of any size jumping with thier horses (except for1 slightly fluffy professional cross country competitor)
I have a 15.0 morgan/percheron cross and I am interested in learning how to jump (VERY low stuff, mostly for low level hunter paces and fun on the trails) but I'm afraid that I will be told I can't because I'm too big.
I don't want to strain my lovely horse or do wrong by him....BUT he used to jump clear over a 4" spring coil gate to get to the lawn on the other side before I added a foot to the fence and brought the gate up! (little brat!!!!!) so I know he CAN jump, LOL!!! I just figure if he can jump 4 feet without a rider, surely he can hop a foot or under with me on him.....?
If I am able to do this, can anyone reccomend a size-friendly barn in the MA, RI, CT area who would be willing to teach a fluffy girl correct jumping form? (again even if it's only to jump over small logs in the woods)
I'd love to here from the big girl jumpers out there...and feel free to share a picture or two