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Does anybody know anything about jumping that could maybe help a beginner jumper?

I need some tips on jumping. me and my cousin are basically teaching ourselves and I know that probably isn't that smart but there aren't any teachers round where I live and we need some help on how to start!:):)

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Your horse needs to know how to jump and be patient enough to teach you. Start by learning how to post without reins or stirrups to solidify your seat. Move up to holding a 2 point position at all 3 gaits. During this time you can also practice counting strides and learning your take off point with ground poles. To understand what your horse is looking at, set up a small jump and run at it on foot and jump it. Notice how you adjust your stride/speed so as to hit the jump correctly. You have to learn to adjust your horses speed/stride the same way. While you're doing all this, find a reputable trainer so to fix the mistakes you're naturally going to make and to make sure you don't damage yourself or your horse. Anyone that says they can have you jumping in a month will get you hurt. It takes a solid seat, independent hands and legs and a solid foundation in the basics to jump well.

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Thx!!:) this is probably a dumb question but would hurt if for now just using some buckets and PVC pipe? Right now we don't hav the money to get actual jumps so we are using buckets and PVC pipe. Yhe pipe is pretty easy to knock off. I've tested it myself. And if you know that would be really grat!!:)
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The biggest problem with PVC is it rolls. If your horse hits it right it can roll up under his feet as he's trying to land. You would be better off with a landscape timber from a home improvement store. They're about $3
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Ok thanks!:) I knew it wasn't exactly the greatest thing I was just needing to know what you think!!:)
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Are you talking about horse jumping? Does your horse already know how to jump?

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Yea I'm talking bout with horses and well he knows how a little but I'm not that experienced with it. All I've really ever jumped over is ditches in the field
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Probably the first thing you should do is work on your position and balance in an English saddle. Heels down, shoulders back, tall abdomen, equal weight in both stirrups, left thumb to right ear hand position etc. Practice getting into a two point position and holding it for rounds around the arena. It's important to have strong muscles and good balance for jumping. I had been riding for years before I started taking jumping lessons and it took me weeks to perfect my positions before I even started jumping. If you and your cousin both know about proper position you could try watching each other. Once your position is good you should start working with just some trot and then canter poles on the ground and then move up to small 18 inch or 2 foot x rails, try trotting into the x rails the first few times.
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Ok thx!!:) oh and also what would be the best horse breed for jumping?
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Seriously, you shouldn't be doing any sort of jumping without a trainer. But if you are going to do it anyway, you and your cousin need to read up and watch YouTube videos of jumping. Then, while on of you jumps the other need to be in the ground so you can assist each other and for safety reasons. I am not encouraging you to jump with out a trainer though, it's dangerous for not only you, but the horse too!!!!!

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Yea I know it's not exactly safe but we aren't doing high jumps just small ones for now until we can find a teacher and thx!!:)
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A jumps a jump though, I have seen terrible things happen to experienced riders going over little cross rails.
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I know I have too and what I'm meaning by small I mean really small like basically there on the ground and thx for the advice and would you happen to know if any teachers for jumping in Mississippi?
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Honey, Mississippi is horse hot spot! There are tons of trainers!! You can do a little research on line to find some local lesson stables.
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Ok thx!!:) n what bout best horse breed for jumping? And I'm really sorry I'm asking you all this but I'm really needing to know!!!:):):)
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I have a warm blood and I love them, for the most part, they are very willing and don't stop at jumps. Thoroughbreds are very good, too. They can sometimes be a little harder to get moving but that will help you develop a stronger leg.
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Thx that's what I've been needing to know that way I can help my deddy know what I'm meaning by a good breed for jumping. He doesn't exactly know that much about. Only what I've told him really!:) haha!!:)
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You're welcome :)
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Ok one last question I will leave you alone haha!!:) would quarter horses be ok for it. I mean I magine it would probably be easier for them if they were lighter built but would they be good for jumping?
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