This, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin believe it or not]], is about jumping over things on horses, usually things it wouldn't be possible to jump over in RealLife.[[note]]I know. I thought it would be about jumping ''over'' horses too.[[/note]] Deep ravines are a perennial favorite, though other things can be substituted. It probably helps if your [[CoolHorse horse is cooler than average]]. Quite often, writers will not see any particular difference between making a jump with a horse and [[RampJump making it with a vehicle]], since everyone knows horses are just [[AutomatonHorses an old-fashioned type of motorbike]] anyway.

If a MoodyMount refuses to do this, it's an example of HorsingAround.


* Happens in a {{Filler}} episode of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', where Kenshin rode a horse over several ''boats'' to jump on a ''moving train''. The horse quickly gained the FanNickname of "Super Horse".
* Occurs in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara''; [[CoolOldGuy Takeda Shingen]] decided that jumping over a 100+ foot wall while riding ''two horses'' just wouldn't be cool enough... [[UpToEleven so he charged up the wall instead]], [[ gravity be damned]].
** In the second season Masamune, Motochika and their armies pretty much ''fly'' over a ravine on horseback.
** All of the above is nothing compared to the acrobatics horses get put through in TheMovie.
* The protagonist of ''Manga/ACentaursLife'', who [[OurCentaursAreDifferent is her own horse]], is able to casually leap over a car. In a much later chapter she's able to leap and WallRun while [[HorseArcher firing off arrows]].

[[folder:Board Games]]
* The Knight piece in TabletopGame/{{Chess}} (which has the appearance of the knight's horse) is the only piece that can jump over other pieces.

* ComicBook/LuckyLuke's horse Jolly Jumper got his name as showed in the story ''Lucky Kid''. A young Lucky Luke on a young Jolly Jumper is fleeing from a lot of wild buffalo, when they come to a cliff. Jolly Jumper jump over, but the buffaloes fall down.

* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' features ShowWithinAShow ''"Woody's Roundup"'' where he and Bullseye the horse jump over the ravine in order to get to Jessie and Stinky Pete. Unfortunately, the episode ends on a cliffhanger with the pair still in mid-air and the show got cancelled.
* In ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'', Kirk twice has his horse dramatically jump over a ditch. This is most likely an excuse to [[TheCastShowoff show off]] Creator/WilliamShatner's truly exceptional equestrian skills. However plotwise the fact that he manages it easily makes him realize NoChallengeEqualsNoSatisfaction in a LotusEaterMachine.
* {{Subverted|Trope}} for laughs in ''Film/TrueLies'': Creator/{{Arnold|Schwarzenegger}}'s character tries to follow the bad guy (who had made a motorcycle jump into a pool several stories down), but the horse balks and stops short, pitching Arnold off the saddle and almost to his death.
* In ''Film/CrankHighVoltage'', when Chev Chelios and his girlfriend Eve are having sex on the trackfield to create static electricity for his ensured living, a horse jumps over them and Eve and the viewers get to view [[GagPenis a horse-dong]].
* {{Inverted|Trope}} in the Indian movie ''[[ Alluda Majaaka]]'', in which the hero ''[[ slides his horse sideways under a truck.]]'' And then keeps riding.
* Sonora Webster, the heroine of ''Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken'', learns to dive horses off a high platform into a tank of water as a carnival attraction (see also the Atlantic City example in the Real Life section below; the high point of Sonora's career as a diving girl comes when she performs in Atlantic City).
* ''Film/TheDuellists''. D'Hubert jumps his horse over a peasant cart (much to their annoyance) in exhilaration over surviving a duel where he expected to be killed.

* People who attempt this in Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literature/TortallUniverse'' novels tend to end up badly. In the ''Literature/SongOfTheLioness'' quartet, this brings about the demise of [[spoiler:King Roald]], although this is largely viewed as a suicide because of his grief at the death of his wife. In the ''Literature/DaughterOfTheLioness'' duology, this is how Sarai and Dove's mother died, as revealed through {{backstory}}.
* In ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', the most famous ravine jump happens to Liu Bei, who was riding a supposedly unlucky horse and trying to outrun some people out to kill him. The horse makes a tremendous leap to the top of the ravine overlooking the river he'd previously been stuck in, and Liu Bei's [[BigDamnHeroes reinforcements finally show up]].
* Beatrice in ''LeonardosSwans''.
* In ''Royal Flash,'' {{Literature/Flashman}} gets into a crosscountry race with Otto von Bismarck that involves several horse jumps over hedges and ditches.
* In ''Literature/TheSilverBrumby'' in an odd way; Thowra makes it look like he's going to jump a ravine, but instead drops down to a small ledge on the cliff face. Arrow, who was chasing him at the time, attempts to jump the ravine and falls to his death.
* ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'' makes a TearJerker out of a failed jump over a simple fence. [[spoiler: Or actually two, one with Scarlett's father and one with her and Rhett's daughter.]]
* In the final Literature/TimeScout book, Skeeter's horse jumps over a crashed wagon, but doesn't land well. In ''Wagers of Sin'', Skeeter jumps a horse over a small shrine, exciting the arena's crowd. Then he takes it UpToEleven by standing on the horse's back and using a spear to pole vault over the wall, a moment of HorsebackHeroism.
* In ''The Saddle Club'', [[AlphaBitch Veronica]] had been showing a disregard for the Stable Owner's instructions concerning jumping and ends up breaking her arm, and causing her horse to suffer a fatal injury after running her horse too fast downhill for the jump.
* PlayedWith in Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' novel ''Take a Thief''. The young protagonist attempts to steal a horse, despite never having ridden one, and [[spoiler:it runs away with him on its back]]. When he sees a big wagon blocking the road, he sensibly assumes the horse won't be able to jump it [[spoiler:and he'll be able to jump off when it stops.]] He's wrong. It turns out that the horse [[spoiler:is actually a magical being known as a Companion, [[JustifiedTrope explaining why it's able to perform such impressive jumps]].]]

[[folder:Real Life]]
* There are several sports devoted to just this, two of which are in the Olympics: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Jumping]], featuring a course of obstacles within an arena, and Eventing, featuring a longer course of more natural-style obstacles out in the field. Other forms of equestrian competition involving jumps include the Steeplechase, which is essentially a hurdles race for horses, and Foxhunting, in which the riders may or may not choose to jump their horses over obstacles rather than going around. Arena-based jumping events primarily use fences assembled from poles which are designed to fall apart if knocked into; Eventing and foxhunting, meanwhile, use sturdier obstacles and also frequently involve jumping over ditches and/or water obstacles, and Eventing in particular has come under scrutiny in recent years for the number of fatalities that result when horses fail to clear its immobile and much less forgiving jumps.
* Atlantic City's Steel Pier once hosted an exhibition of Horse ''Diving'', in which trained horses with female riders jumped off an elevated platform into a giant tank of water.

* Subverted in ''Radio/TheGoonShow'': "Dishonoured" (and remake "Dishonoured Again"), in which Bluebottle's noble stallion throws him into the ravine, much to his disgust.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', with Link riding Epona and jumping the canyon in Gerudo Valley, and escaping the stables after beating Ingo. Horse jumping is so important in the mechanics of this game that you aren't allowed to ride Epona freely until you prove you can do it.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' too, with several low gates and fences that you need to jump to advance the game. The open areas are also littered with truncated walls and hedges that can be jumped if you feel like it.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' similarly has many fences, rocky outcroppings, and other objects that your horse can jump over, though it's not required to use the feature this time.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 3}}'', in order to get to areas on the map blocked by ravines, your party will need to get horses that will allow them to jump across.
* This comes up at the climax of ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus''. Subversion - [[spoiler:the horse doesn't make it. Or rather, he did make it, but the ground gave away when he landed.]]
** [[spoiler:Though the ending cutscene reveals the horse survived the fall.]]
** It's also possible to do this over at least one broken land bridge towards the west end of the map, as well as off of smaller cliffs.
* One of the "attacks" used by [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Wolfgunblood]] and [[MechanicalHorse Garopa]] from ''VideoGame/AlienSoldier''. A set of high or low walls appear, and they will jump them if the walls are high. You gotta avoid the walls too or you'll take damage.
* [[ Steeplechase Redux]] is a game about jumping exactly over obstacles with your horse to gain speed and avoid the AdvancingWallOfDoom.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', riding on a horse allows for easily jumping over various obstacles, including an InsurmountableWaistHighFence. If your horses can't do this, you can [[CreatureBreedingMechanic breed them]], creating possibly a stronger horse.
* ''VideoGame/RobotUnicornAttack'' is all about making your unicorn jump. (A unicorn is an equine, so close enough!)

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "WesternAnimation/BuckarooBugs", a cowboy looking for Bugs Bunny jumps wider and wider gorges (thanks to the assistance of Bugs, who keeps shouting "He went this way") until he jumps over the Grand Canyon. He doesn't quite make that last one.
* The climactic jump from ''Spirit, Stallion of the Cimmaron'' of course.
* The obscure series ''The Silver Brumby'' had this four or five times.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' features this at times for some reason.
** Applejack practices on a steeplechase-like course in 'The Last Roundup'.
** Most of the cast effortlessly hop over a ravine while climbing mountains in 'Dragonshy', but Fluttershy balks. After much cajoling, she tries, panics, fails ... [[spoiler:and just ''spans'' the gap, it being shorter than her outstretched legs.]]
** In another episode, the cast jumps across another ravine through convenient stone pillars. One of the pillars falls before Twilight can get across, and the hydra that was chasing them was getting closer. [[spoiler: Twilight obviously doesn't make the jump, but the swamp at the bottom produces an enormous bubble that catches her and propels her all the way up]]. Also a case of ForgotAboutHisPowers, since she can teleport at will.