Latest Horse Jumps: A blog about horse jumps and upcoming events.
The Knee-High Gate
One of the most basic horse jumps, the Knee-High Gate is ideal for beginners. It’s also a great jump to teach young horses, as it is low and not overly difficult. The goal is simple: jump over the gate without touching it.
When approaching this jump, you want to aim for a straight takeoff line. This will help your horse stay relaxed instead of tensing up and preparing for an awkward jump.
The Cattle Gate
The Cattle Gate is a great jump for early-intermediate riders (and their horses). Because it can be used with or without the gate’s cross-bars, this jump has a wide range of difficulty levels. When used without the cross-bars, it is a very easy obstacle to train your horse on at home and use in lessons. If you want to start jumping more advanced courses, you can add the bars onto the gate to increase its difficulty level.
The House Gate
The House Gate is a jump that resembles the entrance to a house. It is generally built of wood, although it can be made out of any material. The height of the jump varies, but is generally around 3 feet high. The highest recorded measurement for a House Gate was 4 feet and 3 inches.
A House Gate has a door with hinges in the center, and when approached by horses from either direction, the rider must open and close it within three strides. This simulates entering and leaving a country house or stable, hence its name. The top bar of this jump has been constructed to make it look like an infill board at the top of the door frame.
Alternatively, the House Gate can be designed to resemble other structures besides houses, such as sheds or stables (with associated doors). Its purpose is practical: riders are required to slow their horses down in order to open and close the “door”.
The Jumping Wall
A horse jump is a piece of equipment used to train horses and riders to jump over obstacles in a safe manner. There are several types of jumps, made from different materials and serving different purposes.
This article focuses on the jumping wall, which is one of the simplest types of jump to build. With a few basic skills (and a lot of patience), you can make your own jumping wall from scratch and use it for training with your horse.
The first step in building any type of jump is to decide what kind to build. There are many options available depending on what your needs are. You may want something that looks nice or has certain features like padding or wheels for easy transportability – there really isn’t anything wrong with using whatever works best for you! For example: if you’re just looking for something cheap but sturdy enough not to fall apart, then wood might be ideal because all that’s needed here would be some basic lumber cut up into pieces according to our specifications below and then glued together at the corners before being painted whatever color suits your fancy!
To start off with this tutorial we’ll need four pieces: two 1″x6″ boards cut lengthwise down each side, one 1″x12″ board cut lengthwise along its width so they’re both 16 feet long; these will form our base frame; next up comes cutting out six 3/4 inch thick plywood panels (one panel per side) measuring 18 inches wide by 36 inches high); these will become our walls when attached together later on
The Suitcase Jump
The suitcase jump is a fantastic training tool for young horses because it can be used to reduce the height of a jump. For free-jumping, this means that you can use the same jump for horses of varying heights and experience levels. Simply remove or add a plank or pole as needed to match your horse’s jumping ability!
The Barrel Jump
One of the more challenging jumps to accomplish is the barrel jump. The barrel jump consists of two barrels standing on opposite sides of a fence. You’ll have to clear both barrels in order to successfully complete this obstacle.
The greatest challenge with the barrels jump is simply getting your horse used to it. For some horses, it can be difficult for them to see that there’s enough room underneath the fence and they may try to steer around it as they approach. If you’ve already trained your horse on other jumps, then this shouldn’t be an issue, but if you’re training them for the first time it will definitely make things tricky.
Another challenge with this type of jump is balancing: because you’ll have to clear both barrels at once, you’ll need very good balance in order to get over them safely and without having any spills along the way! This means keeping your weight centered over their back so that there’s no chance of tipping off either side when jumping up or landing down from this obstacle course obstacle!
As always with any new jump, practice makes perfect!
These jumps will be showcased at the upcoming horse jumping show
The Lexington, Kentucky-based Bluegrass Stakes is one of the most prestigious competitions in the world. The jumps are challenging and beautiful, and the prizes are coveted by riders everywhere. If you think this event might be of interest to you or anyone in your family—or if you’re a fan of horses, jumps, or just looking for something fun to do on June 14 (and who isn’t?)—you can buy tickets here.