Training your horse to jump ‘scary’ jumps
By Susan Kjaegard
Article first published in Horses and People Magazine and reproduced with permission.
Taking your jumper to a horseshow usually means getting the horse exposed to many different colourful and potential fear-eliciting stimuli (otherwise known as ‘spooky jumps’!).
Some horses are more fearful of such ‘scary’ objects and jumps than others and I often meet riders who have problems with their horses refusing to jump the colourful ‘scary’ jumps.