Jump

Jump

Jump

Description:
Horse is asked to jump an obstacle no taller than a barrel laying on its side.  Jump should be bordered on its side or of sufficient length to make it appealing to jump.

Options:

  • Open to approach at a canter
  • Lower divisions to approach at a walk or trot

How is it Judged?

  • Willingness and balance of horse rewarded
  • Rider should remain balanced over the course of the jump
  • Rider should use loose rein to allow horse full use of their head and neck
  • Rider should remain soft in the landing and return to center balance after completion of jump
  • Western riders may place hand on horn to protect their body
  • Horse and rider should complete this obstacle in a smooth and rhythmic manor
  • SAFETY FIRST – Riders should pass if they or their horse is not confident