Hi, i am going to teach my horse to jump tomorrow! ALL of her schooling has been done by myself (under instruction) over the last 2 years when i got her and this is all we have done, no jumping and i feel that her canter is FINALLY balanced enough to learn to jump I can jump myself but have only ever jumped a handful of horses, one of which was very experienced and taught me a lot. I dont have a jumping instructor but i do have a mum and dad who will help me all they can with setting up poles and filming me so i can look back on it tomorrow night and see how i can improve.
So my horse is the one in my signature, shes a cob and i dont think they are know for setting the world alight showjumping lol! But i would like to be able to enter riding club horse classes and id like her to learn to jump correctly even if the jumps are small.
My questions are.. How far apart should my canter poles be? how far from the jump should a placing pole be, what sort of height and what type of fences should i start off with?
My horse doesnt have a big stride, is 15.3hands and iv always find her struggle to stretch over canter poles so what distance would you reccomend?
We have done lots of trotting pole work and setting poles out to trot over on a serpentine and stuff and she doesnt have issues with them being scary so that shouldn't be a problem.
So iv rambled on with myself a lot lol so im just basically looking for some advice if anybody can help?