Riding a horse over a set of fences as quickly and skillfully as possible
From Ponies to Warmbloods
Show jumping, also known as "stadium jumping", "open jumping", or simply "jumping", is part of a group of English riding equestrian events that also includes dressage, eventing, hunting and equitation. Jumping classes are commonly seen at horse shows throughout the world, including the Olympics. Sometimes shows are limited exclusively to jumpers, sometimes jumper classes are offered in conjunction with other English-style events, and sometimes show jumping is just one division of very large, all-breed competitions that include a very wide variety of disciplines.
Grass or indoor/outdoor arena surfaces
A jump ends with a landing on one front hoof, causing an enormous pressure on the leg. Therefore a farrier has to pay attention to the entire locomotion system, from good shoeing and proper hoofcare, while taking limbs and tendons into account.
To improve traction on grass, studs can be applied.
For horses with sensitive soles, it is recommended to use pads and silicone/urethane on the front shoes.
In most cases it is good to take measures that help the breakover.