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post #1 of 8 Old 12-16-2013, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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Jumping questions

Hey guys, I'm a western rider, curious on getting into a little hunter jumping just for fun, and some schooling shows. I have no idea how to jump, I know basic English stuff, like how to sit, ride with contact, post, diagonals, and what two point is but that's about it. I think my horse jumps okay, and I was thinking about maybe trying to take some lessons on him. What do you think about the way he approaches jumps? Is he just not a jumper? (LOW LEVEL) can he be improved?
This isn't to critique me in the video, I obviously am not a jumper, I'm just curious if my horse seems like he's built to do okay.
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-16-2013, 11:56 PM
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That video is really distorted for me so I can't see too much. He looked okay though and I think you would benefit from taking lessons on an experienced horse BEFORE jumping on him.
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That video is really distorted for me so I can't see too much. He looked okay though and I think you would benefit from taking lessons on an experienced horse BEFORE jumping on him.
Oh no, it's not distorted for me. Darn. Oh well, but thank you for commenting. And yeah, I was planning on doing that. I just want to eventually be able to jump on him.
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He will be fine for low-level jumping.
All horses can jump some on their own...

He is willing and forward in movement and actually picked his front feet up going over the fence.
He needs to learn a little, you need the appropriate saddle and to also learn how "to do it"...together you will make a cute team out there.

Go, take some lessons so you can help him help you...

Enjoy!

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I can't see the vid either, but wanted to add that any horse can jump. If you're only looking to do schooling shows, I'm sure you'll be fine with some lessons under your belt.

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Okay thanks guys!
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The video is really stretched. Most horses can jump alright with practice, it's also going to come down to you learning how to guide him through jumping. You'll have to learn to ride on a contact with a different bit, judge distances, get used to different tack. Get him more "together" than long and relaxed.

I think you'll both do well though!
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The video is really stretched. Most horses can jump alright with practice, it's also going to come down to you learning how to guide him through jumping. You'll have to learn to ride on a contact with a different bit, judge distances, get used to different tack. Get him more "together" than long and relaxed.

I think you'll both do well though!
Okay thank you! I've ridden English before, just not on this horse. It'll be a good adventure!
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