Beginner interested in jumping
I'm interested in learning how to jump yet I cannot afford lessons because of being a student with little income. Is there another way to learn? My horse and I are as green a spring grass so I completely understand we need to begin with simple things but I do not know where I can find the information on correct body form and what I can substitute for expensive jumping supplies(hay bales maybe?).
Any information, words of wisdom, tips or videos are appreciated.
You really need a trainer for jumping. It's a dangerous thing to learn on your own. Especially since you and your horse are very green
I am a student with a small income and I work my butt off at my barn to be able to ride, along with my other job and school. find a barn and see if you can do work in exchange for riding/lessons.
i would not try to learn alone, that could be disastrious and lead to bad habits.
Yes, it's expencive, but lessons are the only way someone should learn to jump, especially with a green rider and horse. Please don't use hay bales to learn on, either. If the horse's foot were to get caught in it....
Okay. I know a trainer near my house but, i do not know if she teaches jumping. I will find out ASAP. Thanks
Yeah, def get a trainer. Jumping without a trainer can never lead to anything good.
i agree, a trainer is manditory. if you have a small income, you might be able to work off a lesson on a saturday or sunday, or any other time you aren't at school. Thats what i do, i clean my trainers tack & barn in exchange for two lessons a week.
i've been riding since i was six. i remember my first time jumping i was very experienced in flat work etc. it was a group lesson and i was on a completely push button pony. they trainer said everyone go over the cross rail and i was like what? me too? & she was like yep your ready.. i had NO idea what to do.. i was like do i just like trot and steer him at it? i'm so confused.. how does the horse know i want to jump it. the pony was very experienced. i went to it and he just plopped over it. it was the smallest jump ever.. but it's amazing how unsure i was of it. if you've never jumped before i wouldn't recommend just trying it. especially if your horse has never done it. you and him have no idea what a jump is, there's no possible way of overcoming that successfully.
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