Jumping or leaping is an ability that most humans and many animals share to some degree. It is the process of getting one's body off the ground for a short time using only one's own power, usually by propelling oneself upward via contraction and then forceful extension of the legs. One can jump up to reach something high, jump over a fence or ditch, or jump down, and one can jump while dancing and as a sport. Some animals, such as the kangaroo, use jumping, more commonly called hopping in this instance, as their primary form of locomotion.
[x] Show Jumping- Show jumping is when a rider and horse jump through the course of fences as fast as they can, without getting any faults. [x] Dog Races- Dog races is when a dog jumps over and through a selection of obstacles in the best time. [x] Hunter Jumper- Show hunters as a group are judged on manners, way of going, and conformation. [x] Other- Other can include animals and people. Animals jump through hoops, and over small obstacles, while people jump over hurdles. Sea creatures are also included in the animal section.
Eric Harris, left, of the Brakers jumping in an attempt to block a shot by Tim Smith of Corner Inn during a recent game in the Hawthorne Wednesday Night Men's Basketball League.
Feb 03, 1991; The Record (Bergen County, NJ) 02-03-1991 Eric Harris, left, of the Brakers jumping in an attempt to block a shot by TimSmith of...
Fisherman saves man floating in Kennebec ; Rather than jumping in, Bob Greene of Hallowell uses his fishing rod to reel in the injured man.
Jul 18, 2008; SUSAN M COVER By SUSAN M. COVER Blethen Maine News Service Portland Press Herald (Maine) 07-18-2008 Fisherman saves man floating...