So you want to learn about jumping on horseback! If you’re getting thinking about beginning to learn about horse jumping, there are some basics to get you started. Horse jumping is an extreme sport that takes not only advanced riding ability, but serious focus, body control, balance, and trust between you and your horse. Above all, horse jumping requires major confidence; not only must you have confidence in your connection with your horse but you must have confidence in your horse’s ability to make the jump. If your horse feels your nerves, it will make him or her nervous as well! Here are some basics about horse jumping to get you rolling.