Where do i start when looking to begin a training and sales business?
Find a breed you are interested in, whether it be a OTTB or a Warmblood. Find one that is cheap, work them up and sell them for as much as possible (ofcourse not being extreme, because you can’t sell a horse for a lot if it isn’t worth that). Once that horse is sold, use however much money you got for it to buy a new horse (maybe keeping a bit of money) then repeat the process :)
I bought a mare that is fantastic but her jumps are very strong and I created a bad habit that I pull the reigns in the middle of the jump so I can stay on, any advice to stop it?
What you could do is hold on with your knees, you will soon start getting comfortable and will slowly release the reins and get a good hand position over the fence
How can I improve my jumping position? I already get a weekly lesson 😄
Whatsaid, but you also want to bring your body forward, and not down (I don’t know if that makes sense) so instead of throwing your shoulders at your horse, rather ‘lean’ into it. And keep your chin up!
How long does everyone tie their horses up in the float? I tie mine loose but not loose enough that they can turn around because I feel mean tying them up tight
I’d say loose enough for them to move their faces and to eat etc, but definitely not too loose where you are putting them in danger
Thoughts on front jumping boots? Do you use them at all and why/why not? I personally don't as have read quite a bit on them pinching
You don’t need them unless your horse tends to ‘rub’/ ‘knock’ their feet together. They don’t usually pinch if they fit correctly, and also they help when your horse tends to over step and when their back hooves hit their front legs, and when knocking poles (depending on the type of boots ofcourse)
How can you get your horse to do a flying lead change?
What I did to tech my gelding was I placed a pole in the ground and cantered over it in a circle, and once he had a steady canter I half halted him to the other rein and put my leg back (as if asking for a normal canter) and they should then be able to do it. Once they are fine with the pole, you can remove it and they should grasp the concept quickly. Otherwise if they don’t, just carry on with the ground pole!