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jenappaloosapony

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Jumping kit!

My mum has decided to book me and Jen a jumping lesson, when my exams are over.

I'm doing an order tonight so I need to get some kit for us.

She's only in a snaffle bit (which I can't change) but I'm thinking of getting her a martingale (running) with a breastplate, because my saddle sometimes slips around. I was just wondering if this is a good idea? She used to be jumped in this with a previous owner.

Also what boots shall I get her to protect her legs?

Thanks 

JennyMyAppaloosa♥Loveyou

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Bananas

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Bananas says:

Re: Jumping kit!

i think the breastplate is a good idea and boots i think if ur only doing little jumps (1ft) may be brushing boots and over reaches if she hasnt done it for a while but if your doing larger jumps (3ft +) then get tendons, i personally think she would be ok with just bandages but thats me with my horses, i think brushing boots on the front would be ok :) have fun

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nix123

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nix123 says:

Re: Jumping kit!

 A good idea with the breastplate, as for boots dont go mad just get some brushing boots for now, go for some cheap ones their just as good usually if your a medium on the front legs you go for a large on the hinds.You can jump in them up to any height really, would get some overreach boots too, you might not need them but better to have them. Hope you have fun and enjoy. 

nix

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

Re: Jumping kit!

I always use a running martingale on our showjumper, but if your saddle slips then a breastplate is a good idea.  I personally would never jump a horse without a set of open fronted tendon boots which you can pick up as cheaply as a set of brushing boots, they do not need to be fancy leather ones.  This will protect the tendon at the back of the front leg from being injured by the front of the back foot if it strikes it - I have encountered this in the past and it is career ending if it gets cut and it's just not worth the risk at all in my opinion for the price of a pair of boots.  If you find your horse a wee bit strong with the snaffle you could always change it for a hanging cheek snaffle, that way you'll have a few more brakes without having to put a different mouthpiece in his mouth.

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Bluesnow05

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Bluesnow05 says:

Re: Jumping kit!

 To be honest I don't think you will know what tack you need until AFTER you've jumped your horse.  Martingales help if they throw their head up, stronger bit is only if you're having a problem with brakes etc... I agree that boots are a good idea and you can get them quite cheaply.  As for extra tack I would see how your lesson goes. Have fun!

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jenappaloosapony

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Re: Jumping kit!

Thank  you all for the good replies!! I will talk to my mum.

Personally I don't like breastplate, so I might go with a martingale, have been contemplating that for a while - she's always been jumped with one.

Thanks again!x

JennyMyAppaloosa♥Loveyou

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Alphabay

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Alphabay says:

Re: Jumping kit!

The breastplate sounds like a good idea, don't want a slipping saddle when your jumping! And I always jump my madam in open front tendon boots to protect the tendons from strike injuries- just not worth the risk of injury. Have fun with your lesson and all your exams!! Just finished mine...pheew! aha :) x

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