How do you teach a nervous horse to jump?
Teaching a Nervous Horse to Jump
“Go slow, take your time and don’t try to accomplish too much in one session.” She reminds riders that they should want their horse to enjoy jumping and come back to the ring wanting more.
What do you do when a horse refuses to jump?
If your horse refuses a jump, don’t rush! Be patient and try again at a slower speed so that you can control the situation better if he refuses once again. Try not to turn around or let him run out. Gently encourage him to jump and give rewards after he jumps correctly.
Can you jump an 18 year old horse?
If the conformation is good and the horse hasn’t been pushed too hard, he can jump well into his late teens or twenties.