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How do I get a horse to jump higher in a short period of time?
I need help quick! Thankies. Just about to leave to find my perfect horse.:D
 

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You have to give more details....your question is overly vague and makes you look like you are trying to rush something that should not be rushed.

Also, maybe use a title that says more than 'need help now' so people have an idea what you are looking for just reading the title.
 

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Rushing the training process is never a good idea, especially when jumping.
 

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first off, how old is this horse your looking to have jump higher ?
what is it trained for?
Is it trained for jumpers ?
Hunters, Xcountry or SJ?
How high does it currently jump?

you need to be much more specific on what you are asking, This has very little detail.
 

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Sorry I was rushed. This post is on behalf of my friend who her boyfriend has dared her to jump an inch higher then she normally does. Her horse is a TB gelding, I think he's about 10.
 

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So she is doing it on a dare eh? And she is going to try to make him jump higher than he is comfortable with for just a dare? Poor horse.... all for a dare.
 

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Why not just find a horse who jumps higher? Since its not about the horse, its about the rider.......

But dumb boyfriend in my opinion. If mine ever suggested that, I'd whack him with something.
 

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So she is doing it on a dare eh? And she is going to try to make him jump higher than he is comfortable with for just a dare? Poor horse.... all for a dare.
She said AN INCH not like 3 feet. Chill out guys. Hoping you dont mean a foot. Just raise the rail slowly, a little bit per ride. If the horse is only jumping a foot, a little higher is no big deal. If the horse is already jumping 3 feet or more, its a little more risky. It dosent hurt to push a horse a little bit, to get them to their full potential but if hes nocking alot of rails at the current height he might be maxed out.
 

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...It's an inch. The horse won't break its legs from jumping an extra inch. If anything, it'll just run out or refuse. SillyBunny has good advice.
 

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...It's an inch. The horse won't break its legs from jumping an extra inch. If anything, it'll just run out or refuse. SillyBunny has good advice.
You have to be VERY careful though - My pony used to jump C grade and win, never stopped or ran out - I then went up a grade, only like 3 inches difference, and he was jumping it fine at home, but at the comp it overfaced him and now you can't even get him around a D grade course (half the size) without him stopping.

Sometimes it isn't 'just' a stop or run out.
 
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