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HorsesOnTheRun 09-01-2012 01:48 AM

What age should I stop jumping?
What age should I completely stop jumping on my horse?

riccil0ve 09-01-2012 01:58 AM

I think it really depends on the individual horse. As long as arthritis and such isn't an issue, there isn't really a "cut off" age. You may have to decrease the height and how often you jump as the horse ages though.
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Golden Horse 09-01-2012 02:23 AM Well I guess you should stop jumping on your horse when you can no longer make it up onto his back:wink:

jumanji321 09-01-2012 09:12 PM

Whenever your horse starts to be physically unable to. Off topic, but I think you over estimated the height of your horses. 19 and 20 hand horses are very hard to come by in lighter breeds like the ones you posted.

Strange 09-10-2012 12:27 PM

Exactly as others have said; it depends on the horse.

Last year I was competing a 26 year old horse through 3'7" and schooling through 4'. He was happy, sound, and enjoying it. However the majority of horses can't continue jumping that high when they're 26. There's also always maintenance involved with older horses. This horse in particular that I rode needed hock injections every 6 months (not too surprising, considering horses half his age are on a schedule like that) and was also on a joint supplement (also not surprising).

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