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amightytarzan5 06-01-2008 08:40 PM

How old is too old?
I'm just wondering how old is too old to start a horse on jumping? I think my horse is around 24-25 or maybe 16-17. I have to figure out who he is first! But is 25 too old to start jumping. My horse looks about 6, and is in very good shape, other than he needs to be conditioned. Okay, now I'll take opinions!

PoptartShop 06-02-2008 02:59 AM

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If he's 25 that may be a bit hard on him...since they are more prone to arthritus.
But...if he's in good shape, I don't see why not. :D Just be careful. LOL that's good he doesn't look/act his age. Shows how well you care for him. :)

amightytarzan5 06-02-2008 01:26 PM

Yeah, if he gets in better shape, I'm sure he could handle 1 foot jumps. I won't try to push him any higher unless I was sure he could handle it.

kickshaw 06-02-2008 02:49 PM

your horse will be the first to tell you ;)

12 inch crossrails shouldn't be a problem on an occasional basis:)

PoptartShop 06-02-2008 03:36 PM

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Yeah, just take it slow. :D

amightytarzan5 06-02-2008 03:49 PM

Yeah, here's a picture of him:

I think he can handle it. He's jumped about 10 inches before and he did great. He just needs work.

PoptartShop 06-02-2008 04:41 PM

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He deff. doesn't look that old- nice barrel too, haha! :P

amightytarzan5 06-02-2008 04:53 PM

Oh I know, his barrel's pretty huge! He really doesn't have much fat, he just needs to be worked more. As you can see, he doesn't have much muscle tone!

myboydoc 06-10-2008 06:59 AM

It really depends on the horse but I started Doc last year on jumping and he is twenty five and he is fine. if anything it is good for him because he is in shape. but your horse could be different like I said but if he is in good shape than you could probably do it and be fine. :D

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