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jellytot

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jellytot says:

Why has he started refusing jumps?

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xXZoeLovesPaddyXx

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RE: Why has he started refusing jumps?

Are you sure he's not getting bored with his jumping, he could be getting tired of it and simply can't be bothered. Pehaps you should try breaking your jumping down and do more hacking, schooling or try something else.

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jellytot

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jellytot says:

RE: Why has he started refusing jumps?

no I dont think its that because, as i dont have a school to ride in we mainly do lots of hacking out, and only jump and school when the field is ok, so i cant really try much else as we all ready do loads of hacking.

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janmal2008

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janmal2008 says:

RE: Why has he started refusing jumps?

i would check him out inch by inch! 

every part of his legs, neck, back for any hint of pain, strain or injury. he is an older horse now and things will slowly be catching up on him so needs to be treated as such. consider adding oil supplements etc for his increasing age, it will help him now but also for the future.

check the same with his hooves, all areas for pain or pressure, and ask the farrier to do a pinch test when he is out next.

also check your saddle still fits correctly or may need re-padding or even changing.

if totally sound and pain free, i would go back to some basics, trotting poles, cavaletti, mini cross poles etc, all nice and easy and regain his confidence. but id still review his diet and supplements for his age.

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cinderellaa

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cinderellaa says:

RE: Why has he started refusing jumps?

Do you ever feel nervous when your in the ring? he could be feeling nevous to especily when its a different place i usually take my pony to the local showat barville and never have a problem then took her to one in walmer and she had never competed their before and she hated it she refused most of the jumps and i could feel she felt really uncomfortable also as new place i was also feeling a bit nervy. might be just a simple thing like that mab when feels more familar with the place he may settle down.

Also do you go on your own or with friends with their horses my friend had a problem where when she took her horse show jumping she had to not be in sight of her friends other horse because otherwise he would play up and want to be with him and start refusing jumps etc. hope this helps only other thing is over jumping your horse etc but looking at other comments doesnt look like it is that.

maby next time you go to a show really pay attention to his attidtude and really praise him when he goes over them and try going on your own hope it helps :)

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