View Full Version : Apparently my horse thinks we are in the wrong division!

May. 31, 2010, 09:24 AM
Well I went to a show this weekend and I was looking at photos my parents took and I noticed that my little 15.2 hh 7 year old thoroughbred is a little confused that we are in the 1.0m class. He seems to think we are in the 1.30m's and jumping 3m wide? I think I should have entered the modified grand prix in the ring next to us based on these photos ;)
Here are some photos, please ignore me especially in the second photo, was not expecting the landing like that at all.

Photo 1 (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs540.snc3/30600_10150197320140314_500990313_12601672_6477114 _n.jpg)

Photo 2 (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs321.ash1/28200_10150198078275314_500990313_12633788_5107074 _n.jpg) (I should point out that we were long to this one!)

Here is a photo of him jumping like anormal horse for comparison's sake
photo 3 (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs540.snc3/30600_10150197320105314_500990313_12601669_2700570 _n.jpg)

Overall the show was okay, we had rails in each class either rider error or lack of focus on his part or a combination of the two. I was so super proud of how he was, he has improved a lot since I first started riding him. And I was also over the moon when 4 people either asked to buy him, if he was a warmblood stallion, and just coming up and telling me how beautiful he is. :D

Hope you enjoy

May. 31, 2010, 09:45 AM
LOVE the first photo! :D

May. 31, 2010, 09:55 AM
Yes, clearly you entered the wrong division! :winkgrin: Just look at him as an "over achiever"

May. 31, 2010, 11:53 AM
Hahah wow he's looking pretty good!
Just be happy he's being scopey an not lazy haha
That further photo is great! :)

May. 31, 2010, 12:52 PM
Those types are the best! I had a jumper mare that routinely would put in an extra 1'-2' of clearance on every.single.jump. Its nice going an entire show season without pulling a rail! However, it can lead to some problems in tight in-and-outs (if your horse lands 10' too far in, you can have trouble trying to jump the second jump unless the clever horsey turns it into a bounce).

May. 31, 2010, 01:30 PM
Boy do I understand that ride :lol: I kept thinking that once we got to bigger fences my TB would quit jumping straight up at everything, but here he is at 1.40m last week:
http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2715446780094686761oZOcNy I would be much happier with the effort if we didn't, as hntrjmprpro45 mentions, land 12' into every line!

Your horse is adorable and I think it's great to end up with pictures like your first one. Proof that your horse will have no problem moving up! :D

May. 31, 2010, 04:14 PM
Your horse is adorable!!! Be happy you're showing in the jumpers where it's nice to have a horse like that who doesn't take rails!

May. 31, 2010, 04:49 PM
My old mare used to do that too! We dabbled in the hunters, though I think she would have been absolutely amazing in the jumper ring

here we are in a 2'6'' hunter class

I really wish her other leg had been square, and I totally would have bought that picture!

Jun. 1, 2010, 06:15 AM
Thanks every one! Were just waiting until we consistently can keep the jumps up before we move up to the 1.10m :)

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Jun. 1, 2010, 09:17 AM

My guy doesn't do the over jumping with height, but if I get long to the in of a quiet or comfortable (heck, sometimes even a LONG) line, I have to start whoaing in the air of the first jump to make sure we don't leave a stride out. And we do hunters, so leaving out strides is NEVER an option!

Jun. 1, 2010, 10:07 AM
Haha a mare I rode last summer used to do that too


Your horse is too cute, I love Thoroughbreds more than anything-- so athletic and so much heart