Just trying to understand what determines the class the horses will jump in. Is it win/loss ratio, age, jump height, or a factor of them all? Just trying to get my jumpoff barns leveled up high enough to jump my supers but seems to be an impossible feat even with carrot juice added for some of them XD I might of missed it down in the description, thought I read something about it before but couldn't find the details.
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Goooood question- Iím still trying to figure it out myself xD
I think itís a combination? Although honestly have no idea- sometimes I have to nearly identical horses but the one who has lower rank, and jump can only jump with the high class- and so... yah
I was not helpful at all/- but just wanted to let you know you arenít alone!
I mean win/loss has got to play a pretty big factor also, bc some I will get up a class and then when they lose a couple they go back down. But some when they hit the next class stay there when they get older and dont go back down so I'm at a loss......lol
My impression (working w/ rares that aren't super competitive so we spend a lot of time waffling between classes...) is that horses don't move to the higher class until they're jumping near 80" and have a decent win/loss ratio. I have some younger, lower jumpers in the higher class because I jump them a lot against way worse horses to get the ranks down and they end up doing too well too fast. But then I'll have an 85" jumper that is in the higher class start to do really poorly and drop back down.
Ultimately I think win/loss is the most important, but jump height marks the boundaries? Like if you're jumping 65" you're not going to the higher class no matter how much you win, and a 98" probably won't be penalized for a loss streak.