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Jumping can be exciting. It can be fun. It can be dangerous. It is important that horses learn to jump safely and with confidence. If the horse is asked for too much, too soon, they may get frightened. They may decide that they do not want to jump.
One helpful way to introduce novice horses to jumping is by following experienced horses over small simple obstacles. Gradually, the size and scariness of the jumps can be increased. The novice horse can soon become the leader instead of the follower.
Small jumps or ground poles can be a interesting diversion for horses in disciplines other than jumping. It can help to build strength, coordination and adjustability. Good jumping training, in and out of the arena, can help horses learn to trust their rider and environment.