As we were watching this video, we were amazed at how high this horse jumped. Horse jumping can also be called show jumping, stadium jumping, or hunter jumpers. Many disciplines involve jumping horses, including eventing. But two jumping disciplines are involved in show jumping in the United States, and these are hunters and jumpers.
Daily riding of a hunter or jumper horse keeps the horse fit and flexible. Riders that compete in hunter jumper shows practice all year long with regular lessons. These lessons may entail working on the rider’s position, timing, placing the horse at a good spot from which to jump, and other rider-specific training to prepare for competition.
Horses, like people, have different strengths and weaknesses. Horses with beautiful movement, a picture-perfect round jump, and an even temperament are suited well for the hunters. Jumpers need to be fast and careful with their front and back feet and legs. Style points don’t count in the jumpers. Can one horse do both? Yes. But when buying a horse, it is always best to keep in mind what type of horse showing you want to do with your new mount as horses that excel in both are not easy to find. Sometimes you just get lucky and find that rare jewel that does both well.
Jumping is a function of the size of the heart of a horse, and some horses love to jump; others don’t. As for confirmation, all horses can jump. Whether they are good at it and want to do it are other things entirely.
Best horse breeds for showjumping include thoroughbreds, warmbloods, and quarter horses.
Thoroughbreds were top-rated options for showjumping before the 2000s. You would rarely see any other type of horse at a horse show. Either off the race track or homebred for showing, thoroughbreds were what everyone showed.
We have to mention that some horses are just caretakers. They love and care for their riders. And we think this is beautiful.