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  • Darco Mare's first show!

    Cheptel Wondrous had her first outing at 3ft in the Young Jumper Championships held in Club Aleman de Equitacion six weeks ago. I am having trouble hanging on at times because she still doesn't control her bascule and sometimes overdoes it. I pray she will soon understand it doesn't take THAT much strength to pop over 3ft...In the second round that same day she leveled down a bit and I could balance her stride more, which made it more comfortable...I am not proud of my ride at all but I am proud I made it through the whole thing while staying on her back... (specially after her hissy fit right before starting the round)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvxQxXSwVSM
    Last edited by faraway46; Oct. 1, 2010, 11:01 PM.
    Over what hill? Where? When? I don\'t remember any hill....

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    That WAS quite the little hissy fit! . Good job staying attached! She is very, very lovely. With some more experience, she is going to be a super fun ride.
    Safe travels Faraway46. Looking forward to meeting you next weekend at WEG!

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    • #3
      Very nice ride! I like your mare as well, she looks very tall? But you did a great job, looks like your giving her a ton of confidence to eventually get to the big ring.

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      • #4
        Ooh, I like her a whole lot!

        She's sure going to be nice over bigger fences
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          Originally posted by T-storm chick View Post
          That WAS quite the little hissy fit! . Good job staying attached! She is very, very lovely. With some more experience, she is going to be a super fun ride.
          I thought the same thing..... With some schooling miles together it looks like you will have yourself a nice one. She looks a bit unsure of life.... yet quite bold over the jump (no fear)
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          • #6
            Woo!! Nice mare!! Doesn't help that I am partial to chestnuts, either VERY lovely up-and-comer and LOVE the boldness.
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              #7
              Originally posted by Centuree View Post
              Very nice ride! I like your mare as well, she looks very tall? But you did a great job, looks like your giving her a ton of confidence to eventually get to the big ring.
              Yes, VERY tall. She was 1.74m when I bought her at 3 1/2 (I think that's 17.2h?) and I am a "whopping" 5ft, so with me on top she looks twice her size . Luckily she's very light and has an uphill build, if not I could have never ridden this type of mare. I have to admit it was kind of a mistake to buy such a big mare for my size, but I loved her confidence, agility and scope, so I took the chance!
              Over what hill? Where? When? I don\'t remember any hill....

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              • #8
                Oh well...if you decide she's too big for you, you can just send her to me.

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                • #9
                  Is she by Wonderboy (Ramon x Nimmerdor)?
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                    She is by Wonderboy Stal Ghyvan (by Darco)

                    Originally posted by MCarverS View Post
                    Is she by Wonderboy (Ramon x Nimmerdor)?
                    This is her pedigree:

                    http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/cheptel+wondrous

                    Are you familiar with the stallion? His offspring in Argentina are fabulous! Great mind, scopey, brave, athletic with good build and very balanced. I've seen quite a few and they are all very interesting to say the least!
                    Over what hill? Where? When? I don\'t remember any hill....

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                    • #11
                      We are, he's is on our short list. What characteristics does he seem to throw consistently? Goods or bads?

                      Good to know her full pedigree. On the youtube video it says (Wonderboy x Darco) so I thought to myself, holy cow she's in-bred on the Darco, seeing as Wonderboy is a Darco direct son!
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                      • #12
                        Although I quite like her, (and I do) ---I would NOT put that video on youtube. She might be for sale some day, and god forbid someone interested had seen that beginning.
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                        • #13
                          Nice mare - she will really be something as she matures and gets ironed out. Totally being green and you are good together with her, that will keep her bold and confident. Woo Hoo! Good ride.

                          I must add I just saw the last comment - she's green and four. And a jumper, not a hunter prospect. I hardly think that it would scare anyone off - in fact maybe the opposite. Most riders looking at a bloodline like hers would want to see spirit and keenness. Many want to see a horse that has the reaction to leave the ground! it translates into their jump efforts.
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                            Thanks for the input...

                            Originally posted by Alterrain View Post
                            Although I quite like her, (and I do) ---I would NOT put that video on youtube. She might be for sale some day, and god forbid someone interested had seen that beginning.
                            ...but shes for personal fun, so I'm not worried about what she does as a greenie. She's with me for the long run!
                            Over what hill? Where? When? I don\'t remember any hill....

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                              Originally posted by MCarverS View Post
                              We are, he's is on our short list. What characteristics does he seem to throw consistently? Goods or bads?

                              Good to know her full pedigree. On the youtube video it says (Wonderboy x Darco) so I thought to myself, holy cow she's in-bred on the Darco, seeing as Wonderboy is a Darco direct son!
                              From what I have seen so far very consistent good traits: brave, athletic, solid bone but light, well balanced and an overall good temper (except for her hissy fit). She never bucks and always is a trooper!
                              I love Wonderboy's get. I just put she was Darco because not many people from USA are familiar with Wonderboy, although they should be!
                              Over what hill? Where? When? I don\'t remember any hill....

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                                Originally posted by pony grandma View Post
                                I hardly think that it would scare anyone off - in fact maybe the opposite.
                                I disagree- I hardly think that anyone looking at any prospect would WANT to see rearing, at any point in the course.

                                To the OP- if you say she's for keeps, then great. But I wouldn't leave it up there, times and situtations change and the last thing you want is someone saying oh she's perfect but didn't she used to stand up?

                                ETA: I'm just trying to help, I think she's lovely. Don't take it the wrong way.
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                                  Originally posted by Alterrain View Post
                                  Although I quite like her, (and I do) ---I would NOT put that video on youtube. She might be for sale some day, and god forbid someone interested had seen that beginning.
                                  That wasn't really much of a hissy fit for a 4 year old green jumper horse. The first round my daughter ever rode her Children's jumper horse in was pretty similar to this and she is just lovely now at 10. If I was looking for a jumper (and we are) that little thing at the beginning wouldn't be a big deal. Stopping would, running out of jumps would, but that.. nah.
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                                    Never took it the wrong way...

                                    Originally posted by Alterrain View Post
                                    I disagree- I hardly think that anyone looking at any prospect would WANT to see rearing, at any point in the course.

                                    To the OP- if you say she's for keeps, then great. But I wouldn't leave it up there, times and situtations change and the last thing you want is someone saying oh she's perfect but didn't she used to stand up?

                                    ETA: I'm just trying to help, I think she's lovely. Don't take it the wrong way.
                                    I appreciate all input. It's always good to hear what knowledgeable people think. I hope life/health/finances permit me to keep her until she hits the best she can be, but if this could not be, I would not hide any setback she has (because if you do, sooner or later that backfires...).
                                    I am not that worried about her temper tantrum because I know as a fact she is a puppydog and pretty straight forward for a 4 y.o. The only problem is her size and sometimes a playful nudge can mean you end up splat against a wall. She still doesn't control her strength in any aspect, including jumps. I guess she is much like an overgrown teenager!
                                    Over what hill? Where? When? I don\'t remember any hill....

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Alterrain View Post
                                      I disagree- I hardly think that anyone looking at any prospect would WANT to see rearing, at any point in the course.

                                      To the OP- if you say she's for keeps, then great. But I wouldn't leave it up there, times and situtations change and the last thing you want is someone saying oh she's perfect but didn't she used to stand up?
                                      That isn't rearing. It is a typical 4yo warmblood 'prop and hop'. Anyone who sits on young horses is intimately familiar with the move, lol.

                                      I won't sit on a horse that rears, and I would have no problem sitting on that. Nor would anyone who wants an upper level jumper prospect.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by wanderlust View Post
                                        That isn't rearing. It is a typical 4yo warmblood 'prop and hop'. Anyone who sits on young horses is intimately familiar with the move, lol.

                                        I won't sit on a horse that rears, and I would have no problem sitting on that. Nor would anyone who wants an upper level jumper prospect.

                                        Agreed. Pretty typical and have sat on more than a few that do that. The desire to hop and prop because they want to go FORWARD is fine by me. I'd rather have that than one I used to have that stood up and threw itself on the ground if asked to do more than stand still. And that one wasn't green at all. Needless to say, the day I waved goodbye to the trailer so she could go be a broodmare (donor recipient! lol!!!) was a fantastic day. My thoroughbred jumper does that, too, once he hears the buzzer; I knew it when looking at him and it didn't deter me, obviously.

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