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  1. #1
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    Default 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.
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...boom/toby1.jpg

    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...boom/toby2.jpg

    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...boom/toby3.jpg


    he did the ENTIRE bank complex. Bounce bank up, one stride to a 2'6" vertical. He also did the bounce bank down.
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...boom/toby4.jpg

    I think I'm going to try to get him to the AECs.
    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.

    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...oom/derby2.jpg
    Last edited by purplnurpl; Nov. 1, 2010 at 11:07 AM.
    http://kaboomeventing.com/
    http://kaboomeventing.blogspot.com/
    Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!



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    lucky you! love him



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    I love him! WOW!!



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    Awww, he's adorable!! Off topic, but beyond jealous of your xc schooling. It SNOWED here yesterday. Seriously, snow
    RIP Charlie and Toby

    Adventures



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    Quote Originally Posted by graytbmare View Post
    Awww, he's adorable!! Off topic, but beyond jealous of your xc schooling. It SNOWED here yesterday. Seriously, snow
    ewwww. Texas summers are really the pits but I hate snow more than melting in the heat.

    My Mother is tickled to death with him.
    He's not very smart. He spends a lot of time just standing by his feed bucket during the day hoping someone will drop food in. He is one of those food driven horses.
    But because of this he such a pleaser. He tries SO hard to always get the correct answer.
    I was laughing on the landing of every fence. He was so cute.

    He truely is the best horse we have.
    (sorry Boom)
    http://kaboomeventing.com/
    http://kaboomeventing.blogspot.com/
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    I think he'll never work for you and you should send him to me at once!

    Seriously, he's too adorable and looks like he was born to event



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    Adorable +++++++
    AND...with those square knees over a jump, I bet little cutie could give some of those 2'6" hunter ponies a run for their money! Have FUN!!!!
    ~ it no longer matters what level I do, as long as I am doing it..~ with many thanks, to Elizabeth Callahan



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    My favorite horse I ever jumped was my mom's old 14.2, goofy looking, poorly built paint trail horse. He LOVED it, and was a total natural. Your work with your mom's horse reminds me of him - sometimes they just have that inside them and love the chance to show what they can do!

    Have fun, and please share more as you go!
    My horse is a dressage diva so I don't have to be.

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    If you have a fat gay horse that likes Parelli, you're really screwed



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    Quote Originally Posted by RunForIt View Post
    Adorable +++++++
    AND...with those square knees over a jump, I bet little cutie could give some of those 2'6" hunter ponies a run for their money! Have FUN!!!!
    well, he's 15.3 so I guess he's not REALLY a pony.

    He'll have updates in my blog. He's quite the silly lil horse and needs a spokes person.
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    What a cute, tidy lil jumper! How fun!!!
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" Immanuel Kant



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    He is ABSOLUTELY the right color for me! If your mom ever wants him to go someplace else I'm right in line! My first good jumping horse was a horse that I barrel raced.

    And you people in Texas, as I have found out, find some really nice horses just hanging out in pastures. Meadowcreek Park HT always had nice horses & riders attending.

    Cody



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    He's 15.3? Who cares! He is just so cute. What a great story. Thanks for sharing. Who knows what he will be up to next?!!



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    What a cutie! Looks like he loves his new job



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