How to Teach Your Horse To Jump

Step 1:
Jump the fence perfectly multiple times before your video crew arrives at the ring.
The slightly skinny jump in question.
Step 2:
The moment the camera starts rolling, completely forget how to ride and teach your horse how to run out.
Uh. Oops.
Step 3:
Proceed to perfect the run out, despite attempting the opposite.
.... sigh.
Step 4:
Reinstall ability to go over the center of the jump.
Good boy.
Step 5:
Jump the jump correctly.
So proud.


  1. D'awww Basty-pants the not-quite jumper. <3

  2. i think i'm better at teaching horses to run out than actually jump. but look at him lift up his hind legs and not t-rex into the x!!

  3. he looks so cute once he got over it (And i too have been known to teach them the run out! HA) wow you got a lot of rain too!

    i might need a Bast Fan Club Tshirt :)

  4. I love your teaching style! It meshes quite well with my own technique, lol!

  5. 100% legit method, OTTB approved!

  6. lol Bast.... always so unnecessarily creative in your approaches to problem solving!

  7. Hi Guys
    Here are the final results for the Eventing at WEG 2018

    Ingrid Klimke's one rail down in the showjumping cost her and Germany dearly, and open the way for young Rosalind Canter and Team GBR. Here are the top 20 individual results and the top 10 team results in the Eventing at WEG 2018


    PS a tad damp there hey ;)

  8. Hi Everyone

    Congratulations Team USA!!!!!
    What a nail biting final to the team showjumping event at WEG last night.
    It went down to a thrilling jump-off, and USA just piped Sweden at the post to take Gold.

    Here are the top 10 results.
    This link also includes the top 20 individual riders after 3 days of showjumping

    This link has the current medal standing with Team Great Britain topping those standings

    Remember you can get TV times for the USA and UK as well as find out how you can stream all the live action at the link below

    Please let me know if these comments are getting too much :) Would like to join the web community but not get on their nerves.



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