Jump Types

When jumping, as with the true meaning of dressage, it is important to know the aim of each jump. Jumps all have different functions and they can be used to improve a horse’s confidence and way of going. A cross pole is a jump shaped like an X, commonly used to introduce jumping to horses…

My Horse Loves Jumping!

This is a very common phrase among horse riders. Quite often, the phrase “my horse loves jumping” is closely followed by “because he gets so excited when he sees a jump”. Experienced horsemen will tell you that in order to be successful with Show Jumping, you need a horse that is careful, brave and willing,…

Jumping is Tough!

What happens when a horse jumps? Unhindered by a rider, each horse will show a different style of jumping. Styles can be influenced to a certain degree, in order to create straightness, more power, a more efficient “tuck”, carefulness and good judgement. Physically, jumping is one of the most strenuous activities a horse can do….