J is for Just Jumpy

J is for Just Jumpy.

Jumping horses may refuse a hurdle on the show course, but volunteer to leap four feet up over a simple shadow on the ground.

Wanna teach a horse to jump? It’s simple. Just ride him near a puddle, a muddy spot in the arena, a shadow, or a pile of you-know-what.

Oh, wait. You mean there’s a difference between jumping and jumpiness? 


The Mane Point is participating again in the April A to Z blogging challenge, posting daily with alphabetical entries.

For this year's A-Z event, a month of posts will offer Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship, with all due apologies to the original Murphy of Murphy's Law,  which basically said, "If anything can go wrong, it probably will."

Horse lovers may have heard some of these uncannily true, yet often ironic, statements in various forms in the past. Or not.


Jumpy Horse
by Randolph Caldecott
public domain artwork
Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship
Adapted from public domain clipart

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  1. I used to go horseback riding every year during family reunions, but it has been years!

  2. I was raised on a farm and loved riding. I haven't been in years!! That might be the only thing I miss about farm life though!! LOL
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