Show jumping provides horses with opportunities to demonstrate their speed, obedience and agility and riders to reveal their horsemanship and form. Although the decor and jump designs and combinations may vary significantly among competitions, Olympic and other equestrian games have strict jump construction rules. These are a few interesting jump types.
Consider horse jump roll tops to challenge your riders. The tops of these jumps are shaped like a wide half barrel. These jumps are for experienced riders because they may appear larger to horses. Although some say these jumps may scare horses, they typically result in a good jump.
Open water jumps test the width of a horse’s jump rather than the height. These obstacles may be marked by fences, but they typically have a rectangle pool of water that the horse must clear. The horse cannot touch the water or pool edge with its foot without affecting the competition score.
Liverpool jumps have a fence positioned before, before and after, or in the middle of a pool of water and are not as wide as the open water variety, but the horse must clear the water and the fences.
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