I have a question: what age should I start jumping my horses? Thank you!
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It seems like its just personal preference honestly.
I was putting them into jumpoffs when they were born and have started waiting till they were 5. I honestly don't see a difference. I think the only effect it would have would be on their ranking because they're probably not going to win their jumpoffs until they are a little older.
I avoid jumping till age 9. Once they turn 9 they go into jump offs and then when they hit 11/12 I start to send jumps from my other barn to them to see how they do. If any of them show improvement then I push harder if they don't I wait till they get a little older. Prime time for my guys is usually 11-17