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this question is for all the hunter/jumpers out there. i am wanting to do some jumping this summer, and teach a few people around my barn how to prepare for jumping. My horse and i have done some jumping in the past at shows, and a few practice jumps at home, but i want to set up a course to do some training on, and i am not completely certain on my distances between the jumps, and how i should be setting up my angles. can anyone help me out?
How would u measure what kind of shirt ud wear for english because my western shirts go differently and i need a shirt and boots QUICK and cheap does anyone know where there is cheap english boots that will deliver shipping before saturday? my boots dont fit anymore and im trying to find a shirt so i can start going in shows
I used to take riding lessons about 2 years ago, and I just recently went to help out at a birthday party at my barn, and afterwards I got to ride my friend's horse. My friend wanted me to try a small jump she had set up, about a foot high. I took her horse over it, and managed not to fall off or hurt myself. Ever since then I've wanted to get back into riding. I also want to start jumping. I remember mostly everything about riding in general, but what do I need to do to start jumping and get better at it?
What exactly are training shows like? My barn this summer is having them, and I wanna know really what there about! Do you have to dress up? What exactly are they like? I've never showed before and I'd like to get into it. (P.S. I know all barns are different, whats your experiences? How did you get into showing? Thanks =D)
i take two lessons from two different trainers from two different barns. they both teach jumping but one way more than the other. i can jump 2"6 and my jumping trainer is starting to get me geared to go higher. i can sometimes be a nervous rider (like we all are at one point) and when it comes to jumping higher i get a little nervous. how can i stop the fear? i trust the horse I ride but I stop myself. once i get over the jump i am fine but even the second or third time i get nervous.
I am looking at getting into some jumping and was wonder what the best breed of horse to get would be. What breed? What height? I'm about 5 foot but I'm not sure if that matters. Does anyone know of a good breeder in the Wyoming area? I would be looking at Spring of 2015 to buy, I just want to be prepared.
After I go over a jump my horse freaks out for 6 strides after, not bucking, but prancing in place and she throws her head in the air. I've seen videos of my riding, my EQ is fine, and I got a saddle fitter to see her, her saddle is fine, and she is in perfect health condition. Anyone have any ideas on why this is happening.
I am thinking about buying a new show bridle for my Arabian mare. Currently we show "C" show Hunters, but I want to do some lower rated jumper shows too. My saddle is a Marcel Toulouse Close Contact Saddle. I want a bridle that matches my saddle but it doesn't have to be the same brand, just the same color. What bridle should I get? (and I mean like a usual noseband, flash noseband, figure 8, what brand, things like that?)
How do you like to teach flying changes? With my warmblood, he likes to rush the poll, on the figure eight, so then I spend the rest of the ride just getting him to go over the poll steady (he only does the rushing at home, he doesn't do it when I trailer weekly to my lessons). During my lessons he gets a change over a poll probably half the time, which I'm happy with, but I want to be able to work with him at home. So I tried doing canter trot and canter different lead, I don't find I'm getting anywhere.. Any ideas would be appreciated.