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    Default Gulp...wish me luck (videos added post 12)

    Tonight is going to be my first time jumping my 4 yr old.......gulp! He's been jumped with one of my trainers and today is the big day for me. Excited and nervous all at the same time. He is lovely on the flat, well mannered, well balanced and trys his heart out. So far I adore him. Although might I take a moment to show how totally handsome he is becoming I'd love to hear more stories and see pics of other posters greenies!

    This was taken when I brought him home last November....


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    One of my clients picked up a 3 year old TB this past January (3 weeks after his last race). She's been having A BLAST bringing along her own horse.

    Here he is his first week home.

    & here he is about 2 weeks ago.

    Yay stretchy trots!!

    Your boy is ADORABLE!! love all that chrome! Let us know how it goes!!


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    Have fun!

    There's nothing like it!



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    He is such a cute-heart! I am a sucker for faces with chrome!

    Good luck! My mare is just 5 y/o now and I started her over fences at 4. It was SO rewarding. Nerve wracking... yes, embarassing.... sometimes, but I am a getting to be that much better at getting a** and saddle to stay together, no matter the situation

    My advice, keep a full seat but lots of weight in your stirrups and repeat, "WE! are going over, not just me"


    Good luck and have fun!


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    Congratulations and good luck! I remember being exactly where you are with my homebred 5yo. Even though I broke her myself, I had a trainer start her over fences, because I wanted her to get good positive rides to start. Other than almost getting jumped off a few times, it all went well and it has been an amazing journey. Just starting to do the low A/Os for the first time in my life, now! Talk about GULP!


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    Well it was freaking awesome! Trainer got some of it on video and when I figure out my You Tube password I will post it! Started by trotting poles and by the end was cantering a few little x rails. He didn't bat an eye and is actually very balanced for a 4 yr old. Cloud 9 for me today
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    Awesome congrats :-) Always a lovely feeling of success on days like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eclipse View Post
    Well it was freaking awesome! Trainer got some of it on video and when I figure out my You Tube password I will post it! Started by trotting poles and by the end was cantering a few little x rails. He didn't bat an eye and is actually very balanced for a 4 yr old. Cloud 9 for me today
    Best feeling ever!!!


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    Once again, congratulations! I'm glad it went great. I bet your feet aren't even touching the ground today! Here's to many more.



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    Great job!!! I bet you felt so good having gotten through that and enjoying it. Can't wait to see video of you and your baby.
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    Congratulations! How exciting
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    Ok.....videos Please excuse my eq, I was nervous and just wanted to stay on hahahahha

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N0mRBZ051Mhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N0mRBZ051M

    The next one is not me, but the trainer who has been teaching him to put up with an ammie. First jumps outside, and fist jumper type jumps ever (I LOVE this horse!):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFyCysg_blY
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    Congrats! He's cute! My mare and I just jumped her first vertical and gates on Friday! So I completely understand!!


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    Nice boy. Good job. I do like your trainer riding him also. She gave him a nice easy quiet ride and set him up nicely which in turn can make a nice happy jumping horse when trained so quietly. You did a good job as well good luck with him he's a cutie.
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    Your horse is adorable!!!!! I'm sure you are thrilled a 4 year old is this quiet and mommy gets to ride too...

    Are you going to do Hunters or Jumpers with him?

    He looks like he could be a very nice Hunter..... But with the jumps in the ring and the more upright position of the trainers ride I would guess he will be a jumper?
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    Nice rhythm and balance for a 4 yr old! You should be very proud. What is his breeding?
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    He is lovely and has a beautiful way of going.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozart View Post
    Nice rhythm and balance for a 4 yr old! You should be very proud. What is his breeding?
    He's out of Salito (Stakkato), Dam is Rhapsodie. I adore him and am so happy with his progress. I have also heard that Salito was also quite an easy youngster to train. You're right, his balance is just amazing for a youngster plus very light mouth!
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