Bringing pony on- first timer help please (Jumping)

Grey_Eventer

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well, the yard i keep my horse at has just bought a 14.2hh, 4 year old pony called Lulu. She has been professionaly backed and was bought to be played polo, btu they want her to be an allrounder so they have asked me to teach her to jump with the help of the guy who runs the polo there! i havent done this before, btu we are going to take it very slowly. this little mare is so sweet. shes a proper "fluffy". i went to find matt and saw her and i was just lying over her back and she didnt even flinch. i then plaited her mane as we decided it was too shaggy and we wanted a retro pony. she now has alternate pink and black bands- cool pony
anyway, can anyone offer me advice on how to teach her to jump, correctly. we dont want her to be some world beating pony, just a genuine PC pony, that can hunt, jump and play polo.
so any adivce on how tp start, and progress from there. she has never been jumped and has recently been brought back in from being turned away. is it too early to start loose schooling her over fences? pplease tell me everything re. teaching a horse to jump!!
thank you
ps. please do not say oh well youll need to get a professional trainer etc. etc. i dont want to hear that, i just want to know what/when/how we should be doing this.. thank you
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Poles on the ground, ridden and on the lunge, I really wouldn't do any loose jumping, but jump on the lunge is fine, and then progress to trot and canter poles and X poles - I am more than happy to come over and give you a hand if you want
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i am sooo exctied... if its any good, it could make a nice little BSJA pony. right sort of build... like a mini TB- except fat at the moment...! so so so excited
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should be fun!
thank you for advice
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Sounds like fun!!!
Poles on the ground to begin with...just let her step over...on the lunge, leading her...then ridden. Then progress to tiny X poles...lunge and then ridden. I have found loose jumping can scare ponies at first unless you are very sure of what you are doing. If she is honest & genuine...you will be able to progress to small simple logs etc in no time. Just take your time.

Enjoy !!! Be sure to let us know how she gets on!!
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i will keep you updated- pics aswell... saw her this evening with her plaits in- she looks hilrious! such a cool pony
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