My new eventing pony!! from cow pony to JUMPING PONY! (pics)
Since I'm focusing Booms towards the USHJA Hunter Derbies I'm left with no horsie to event.
My mother has been bugging me to take her weekend trail/cow pony out for about a year. I finally gave in. Figured he'd be fun to plunk around Novice next season.
He really blew us away. I've ridden him 3-4 times now (so he's gone in English tack 3 times). I free jumped him once, jumped him over some Xs last week then took him XC schooling.
Look what the little bugger dished out!!!
He stopped a few times at lil logs when we started but then got the hang of it and was unstoppable!
Cow ponies are the best. :yes:
he did the ENTIRE bank complex. Bounce bank up, one stride to a 2'6" vertical. He also did the bounce bank down.
I think I'm going to try to get him to the AECs. :lol:
He's cute as a bug in a dressage frame.
Booms derby practice on the XC field...loping around slow as molasses. It actually scares people--most don't believe that horses can actually jump quite high off of a very slow tempo. People actually gasp. lol.