• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.



Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

How Often Do You Jump?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • How Often Do You Jump?

    Just curious as to how many times and how high fellow owners and lessees of horses jump on a weekly basis...
    1x/wk - 2'0"-2'6"
    1x/wk - 2'9"-3'6"+
    2x/wk - 2'0"-2'6"
    2x/wk - 2'9"-3'6"+
    3x/wk - 2'0"-2'6"
    3x/wk - 2'9"-3'6"

    The poll is expired.

  • #2
    It depends on how my guys are going, what we're working on, and if the ring is full of other riders at any given time. I like to have at least one good jump school a week on both of them (i.e. jumping courses and jumping bigger fences), but if that doesn't work out I'll sneak in a few jumps every other ride or so.

    Both are quite green so the bulk of our work is on the flat, and the jumping simply gets incorporated into it unless I'm doing a longer jump school or having a lesson. I do my 15 year old anywhere from 2'3" up to 3'3" or so outside of lessons (where we jump higher), and my coming 5 year old does up to about 2'9" with me outside of lessons. I ride five days a week currently, although I'd rather do six- work doesn't make that possible!
    You can take a line and say it isn't straight- but that won't change its shape. Jets to Brazil


    • #3
      This is coming from an eventer, so take it with a grain of salt. I jump 1x a week on my gelding and we jump usually 3'3 - 3'9.

      With my younger guy who is a bit rushy to fences, I jump him 2x a week. Once for small stuff to just get him to calm and find his groove over 2' to 2'3. Then grids that are at most 3'3 but usually 2'6-2'9.

      I flat or condition the rest of the week. Conditioning can include a log or two that have fallen on the trail or look fun to jump.
      I am on my phone 90% of the time. Please ignore typos, misplaced lower case letters, and the random word butchered by autocowreck.


      • #4
        9 year old: 2 days 2'-2'9" 1 day 2'-3'3", the rest of the days are flatting normally for just 30min, and 1 day off. He has one training ride a week on one of the days I hack lightly and if my trainer jumps him bigger then I don't hack.
        15 year old: 3 days under 2'3", 1 up to 2'6", 1 day flat, 2 days off.


        • #5
          I take 2 lessons/week over fences (just to 2'6") and one on the flat, plus a hack here and there when I have time. My half-lease horse usually also gets another 2'-2'6" lesson per week and a pro ride (generally on the flat because he's 16, though sometimes trainer sends him over a couple fences if he's had a bad week and needs a school).


          • #6
            6 year old, ridden 6 days a week. On a good week when we are listening well we do a normal jump school 1-2 times a week (Fences set 3'6" -4' have jumped him up to 1.40m through gymnastics) Flat days the other 4-5, may incorporate some low jumping (under 2'6) into flat work working on straightness, rhythm, and not grabbing the bit. I like to use the lower jumps to practice his turns as well. Depending on how he is being I may jump a few larger jumps 2-3 days in a row and keep the number of jumps low focusing more on quality. Mr. Cheekypants has lately decided anything under 3'6" is not and acceptable jump height. One of the many joys of a know it all baby!
            Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others.


            • #7
              I lesson 4-5 times a week with my 15 year old. We jump 2'6-2-9 almost every day. Sometimes 3 foot. We show 3'6 and will throw in a 3'6-3'9 course once in a while.


              • #8
                Are we talking per horse or per rider? I jump pretty much every day but on different horses anywhere from 2' to 4'+ depending on the horse. None of my horses jump more than 2 or 3 times per week. Some only jump at shows.


                • #9
                  Originally posted by hntrjmprpro45 View Post
                  Are we talking per horse or per rider? I jump pretty much every day but on different horses anywhere from 2' to 4'+ depending on the horse. None of my horses jump more than 2 or 3 times per week. Some only jump at shows.
                  I just did for my personal horse not my boss or clients horses
                  Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others.


                  • #10
                    My differentiating factor is the time of year. And my short answer is, "as often as they need it." That means they get a lot more days without jumps in the winter. The babies get the winters off of jumping completely (for at least a couple of months if not more), and the older horses might get jumped a couple of times a week or every other week.

                    During the show season my "going" horses often jump 6-7 days a week. But I have my horses at home and jump by myself. So we might do 10 fences in a day. I usually do one "more serious" jumping session per week where we jump at height (and probably do closer to 20-25 jumps), but the other days are typically a lot easier.
                    By horse:
                    Big guy: 4'6"-5'3" 1-2x per week, 3'6"-4'3" 3-5x per week. Sometimes he gets a couple of warmup jumps (giant crossrails where the cups are set at the top of my 6' standards, but just as often we'll start with a 3'6" jump).
                    Older mare: 3'6"-4' 1x per week or every other week, 3'-3'6" 2-3x per week. But in her peak (when we did the 1.40m) she jumped every single day in addition to two-a-day rides to keep her fit enough to hold up to the shows. She's now moving back down the levels as a very solid, sound 16yo.
                    Youngster (5yo): 3'6"-4'3" 1x a week, giant crossrails and little verticals (3'-3'6") 1-2x a week.

                    I prefer jumping them over a handful of jumps frequently to jumping over a lot of jumps once or twice a week. But I have the setup for it and I'm almost entirely focused on how the horses jump (not what I'm doing....which isn't always the best for my riding! ). And because I don't do lessons, I don't have a trainer trying to get a point across in a finite set of time. In the weeks where I do clinics we don't typically jump other than at the clinic because I know we'll be doing a lot more jumps than at home.
                    Flying F Sport Horses
                    Horses in the NW


                    • #11
                      2x/wk every week 16"-18", occasional 20", hour lesson. Usually add 1-2 more days of 12 or so jumps, same heights. I've only been jumping 1.5 yrs. I didn't vote since I'm below the minimum. Hoping to get comfortable to show at 2' by the end of this summer.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by PNWjumper View Post
                        I prefer jumping them over a handful of jumps frequently to jumping over a lot of jumps once or twice a week.

                        It depends on the horse and the height varies depending on the level and experience, but I'd rather jump a few jumps a day and improve on a specific component then jump around a course 15 times in one day one time a week.

                        First of all, I think if you work on specific components you learn the steps better/faster and find it easier to put it altogether over an entire course, second I think the horse learns how to handle entire courses better for the exact same reason, and I think that gradually working up to a physical task and keeping it as part of the daily work routine makes for a fitter horse come show day. The exception to this is, of course the fit seasoned campaigner who knows his job. Then you are just annoying them by trying to teach them.
                        Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.


                        • #13
                          At my old barn I could only jump if I was taking a lesson, so once or twice a week during show season. At my new barn I can jump without a trainer but I am the only one who jumps, which means I have the pleasure of having to set up jumps and take them down if I want to school over fences. Because of that I jump my mare maybe once a week. She knows her job though, and when it comes time to show I'll jump a little more often. I do school her on the flat and take her on long trail rides to keep her in shape, and taking her out of the arena helps her mind too.


                          • #14
                            Good question. Answer- hard to say. My horse was out of commission-6 weeks stall rest and then slowly getting back to work. We are finally back to full work on the flat. I usually just do stuff on the flat and then pop her over a few itty bitty jumps toward the end. But we will be ramping things up as show season is a coming. So far the biggest we normally jump is 2'6 to 2'9 and most of the time it's not over 2'- 2'6. That suits us fine for now. I'm more of a jump a few every ride sort than spend lots of time just jumping.