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shermanismybaby3006 02-08-2009 07:16 PM

Very interested in jumping!!!! Have a quick question!!!
 
I am very interested in jumping. I havent jumped before.I mean I have jumped on trails and stuff like that but have never gotten around to jumping. I have ridden english before. I have shown in english pleasure and eq classes.
Some people have told me that jumping is very hard on the horses is this true?

StormyBlues 02-08-2009 07:33 PM

if done correctly, jumping doesn't hurt the horse, yes it puts stress on the legs, but ussually the horse will build up mucsles in it's legs to help reduce this stress. It is the rider it hurts, if you are juming correctly, you get pretty sore sometimes!:wink:

PoptartShop 02-08-2009 09:08 PM

Very true- if it's done correctly, it is not harmful. :) I mean jumping like 5ft on a horse who can't even jump 2ft correctly is pretty harmful. Some horses can't lift their legs up, or they don't have enough muscle. Most likely though, if you ride a horse who's a good trained jumper, there shouldn't be any problems. :D Jumping is really fun. It's very nice to keep moving up on the jump size as well, it's exciting. :)

StormyBlues 02-08-2009 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by PoptartShop (Post 247413)
Very true- if it's done correctly, it is not harmful. :) I mean jumping like 5ft on a horse who can't even jump 2ft correctly is pretty harmful. Some horses can't lift their legs up, or they don't have enough muscle. Most likely though, if you ride a horse who's a good trained jumper, there shouldn't be any problems. :D Jumping is really fun. It's very nice to keep moving up on the jump size as well, it's exciting. :)

Perfectly said!

shermanismybaby3006 02-08-2009 09:35 PM

Thanks guys:D
I feel alot better now and I am going to find a trainer in Texas when I get down there in march and take some lessons on a lesson horse and see if I like it. I have always wanted to do jumping but havent had a chance to. If I like it enough I will probably buy a horse that can jump pretty well. Does anyone know of any good trainers near the houston area of Texas???

StormyBlues 02-08-2009 09:38 PM

Sonesta Farms Sport Horse Breeding, Training & Showing
Houston Horse Boarding Farms, Houston, Texas Boarding Stables, Houston TX Pasture and Stall Board, Harris County, Texas Pasture and Stall Board
Oh the powers of google!

Spyder 02-08-2009 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by shermanismybaby3006 (Post 247340)
I am very interested in jumping. I havent jumped before.I mean I have jumped on trails and stuff like that but have never gotten around to jumping. I have ridden english before. I have shown in english pleasure and eq classes.
Some people have told me that jumping is very hard on the horses is this true?


You should start out with something like this.


shermanismybaby3006 02-08-2009 09:43 PM

Thanks so much!! I am sooo excited and cant wait to move down there and get started with lessons. Hopefully march will get here soon!!!:-) I just know I am going to like jumping too!!!:D

StormyBlues 02-08-2009 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Spyder (Post 247444)
You should start out with something like this.

YouTube - grid jumping (again)

That is probably at 4 months of jumping. Just a wild guess, you will work trot poles strengthening your position, then you will go over small x-rails, i mean small! And then yu will work up the hight, nad then maybe girds later. THat is how i've learned.

Spyder 02-08-2009 11:55 PM

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Originally Posted by StormyBlues (Post 247475)
That is probably at 4 months of jumping. Just a wild guess, you will work trot poles strengthening your position, then you will go over small x-rails, i mean small! And then yu will work up the hight, nad then maybe girds later. THat is how i've learned.

Perhaps you will be kind enought to explain in detail all the exercises the OP will need to do on a week to week basis so she will know when to set up a grid of poles.

Please also explain in detail what flatwork is required to get the horse ready to take its first step over a single pole.

I do not do jumping at this level so for me and the others at this level it would help.


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