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  • now that's jumping a ditch!

    Wow, I'm never going to complain about any ditch on course at an event.... check out picure 15 and 16 on the following link:

    http://eastgalwayhunt.com/index.php?...nid=53&page=53
    (SHOULD SAY TYNOGH 2010)

    Now that's how to learn to jump a ditch

    Try this: Click on the sight and click one of the pictures to enlarge. Under the picture, it will have something like "1 of 155" and a ">>". Click the >> to scroll through the pictures.

    OOPS, I JUST CORRECTED THE LINK! NOW IT SHOULD WORK! DUH..NOT ENOUGH CAFFEINE TO BE COTHING EITHER LOL.
    Last edited by bigbaytb; Mar. 4, 2010, 09:53 AM. Reason: Directions to see pictures
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    Couldn't find it. Not enough caffeine yet.
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      Me either. I can imagine though!
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      • #4
        I avoid caffeine as a rule and couldn't find it either.

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        • #5
          I tried really hard but I didn't find it either

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          • #6
            I don't see any numbered pictures... ??

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            • #7
              Irish hunting pix

              I found the pix BBTB is talking about on the Hunting forum!

              Several riders are jumping a big drain (ditch) in great form!

              It's amazing how easy those ditches are, when your horse
              does the job & you can LET him do it!!!!!!!!!!

              Been there & done it!

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              • #8
                Which photo do you enlarge. On the link there's a big house, pinto jumping and a group standing in the water. Are you talking about the youtube link?
                "Looked bigger when I couldn't see him."~ Jayne Cobb

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                • #9
                  http://eastgalwayhunt.com/index.php?...nid=53&page=53

                  I'm pretty sure this is what the OP is talking about. Its a grey jumping over the ditch.
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                    FIXED IT IN THE OP, BUT PNKPNTHR IS CORRCT
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                    • #11
                      That doesn't bother me so much. I bet horses would rather negotiate that than the revetted and painted ditches at events. It looks natural to a horse and has sloping sides so a horse could choose to go farther down into it instead of jumping the whole thing. What scares me more are the stones walls with random rocks jutting out of the ground on the landing side.

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                      • #12
                        Fifth row down, just click a pic and then hit "next" and click to see some ditch jumping amazingness!
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BestHorses View Post
                          That doesn't bother me so much. I bet horses would rather negotiate that than the revetted and painted ditches at events. It looks natural to a horse and has sloping sides so a horse could choose to go farther down into it instead of jumping the whole thing. What scares me more are the stones walls with random rocks jutting out of the ground on the landing side.

                          I agree...I've jumped ditches/ravins like that before (there is usually a little stream of muck in the bottom of it). You just float the reins and grab mane and let the horse pick when it wants to leave the ground. Hate to admit it.....I've seen bigger looking ditches on training level courses before that were revetted (but they probably techinally were not bigger)....yuck... If you want to scare yourself...spread allowed for a ditch at training level is almost 8'..advanced gets to almost 12'.
                          ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

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                            I hunt too..I haven't quite been presented with ditches that deep, but my horse has taken up to jumping the streams and wider ditches. I never know if he's going to jump or go through the creeks. My horse will jump it if it's really mucky out (and i'm grabbing mane big time)..if dry, he just goes through it.....
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bigbaytb View Post
                              I hunt too..I haven't quite been presented with ditches that deep, but my horse has taken up to jumping the streams and wider ditches. I never know if he's going to jump or go through the creeks. My horse will jump it if it's really mucky out (and i'm grabbing mane big time)..if dry, he just goes through it.....

                              Yeah...that's almost worse.....or when they start doing those dacing steps and crouching down...and you just know a big launch is coming but not exactly when! It does make you better on waiting for they to jump doesn't it
                              ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

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                                Originally posted by bornfreenowexpensive View Post
                                Yeah...that's almost worse.....or when they start doing those dacing steps and crouching down...and you just know a big launch is coming but not exactly when! It does make you better on waiting for they to jump doesn't it
                                i know what you mean, but he doesn't do the dancing steps..at least if he did I'd know the launch was coming. nope, he just peridically decides when he'll jump the entire fricking thing. i do have to say, he's more likely going to jump big at the beginning than when he's tired...but there's always exceptions to the rules anything to make me look like an idoit.
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                                • #17
                                  I think it actually looks really fun, and it looks to ride nice too. Those horses are so honest as long as the rider just stays on the horse your going to make it over... Now my horse on the other hand...hahaha
                                  Ride it like you stole it....ohhh sh*t

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                                  • #18
                                    Yep, my mare will jump anything natural, the hairier the better, but once it has rivets and grey gravel at the bottom its a no-go

                                    I've never hunted in Ireland, but I went to England a few years ago and the lady I borrowed a horse from looked very seriously at me and said "now, if you see a ditch HEELS DOWN." Apparently that mare jumped sky high over a ditch.... good thing it didn't happen
                                    It's psychosomatic. You need a lobotomy. I'll get a saw.

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                                    • #20
                                      Or how about #64 where the horse is jumping the stone wall and then right in the landing path is one of the big stones!!!

                                      Looks like fun though on a seasoned horse.

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