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Baby's First (Okay, fifth) Course!

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  • Baby's First (Okay, fifth) Course!

    This is my project pony/charity case. If you look at the other pictures in the album you'll see what he looked like two months ago when he came to me. He's come a long way in a short period of time and I'm so proud of him!

    So here's a video of him jumping around a small course. He's only been jumping for a couple of weeks and he's only jumped a course about five times. We're working on lead changes so sometimes they're there and sometimes they aren't.

    http://s1110.photobucket.com/albums/...t=MOV00508.mp4

    Feel free to critique or just tell me how cute he is. I realize I look incredibly stupid on him, so need to mention it. He is a charity case I acquired so I could feed him and make his feet better. He'll be for sale shortly to someone more size appropriate.

    My stirrups are about nine miles too long and my eq is just this side of horrific. No excuses, just telling y'all I know. Up until I started this one I hadn't jumped since May and I haven't had a lesson in about a year and a half. Someday I will move somewhere with a trainer closer than 3 hours away and I shall ride like I did when I was 17...

    Anyway, I'm stupidly proud of the pony, so I thought I'd share!
    "Are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn. I can yawn, because I ride better than you. Meredith Michael Beerbaum can yawn. But you? Not so much..."
    -George Morris

  • #2
    What a sweetie! He looks like he's willing to try until the end of the day, no matter what you ask him to do. He's a lucky guy to have found you, since you obviously appreciate how kind and willing he is.

    Amazing how nice he moves, despite those feet - although I suppose in the video they are 2 months better than in your photos, based on what you say, still, he would have every reason to move far worse than he does.

    The only advice that jumped into my head while watching the video was get him leg-yielding. He's very stiff, laterally, and I think once he figures out that whole extra dimension to movement, he'll be able to carry himself better and he'll find things like gait changes and even lead changes (down the road) much more comprehensible.

    He looks lovely! Nice job on all that white coat!!

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      Originally posted by Atreides View Post

      The only advice that jumped into my head while watching the video was get him leg-yielding. He's very stiff, laterally, and I think once he figures out that whole extra dimension to movement, he'll be able to carry himself better and he'll find things like gait changes and even lead changes (down the road) much more comprehensible.
      Agreed! I have started working on some lateral stuff - right now he's trying to navigate the confusion that is the leg yield.

      And thanks for the compliments! He really is pretty willing. I'm hoping this summer to find a kid or small adult that will enjoy him as much as I do.
      "Are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn. I can yawn, because I ride better than you. Meredith Michael Beerbaum can yawn. But you? Not so much..."
      -George Morris

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      • #4
        I think he's really cute. I can totally see him packing a kid or adult around the 2'6" and doing really well.

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        • #5
          What a cutie pie, he looks very eager to please.

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          • #6
            OMG he's adorable! He needs to stick around so I can come sit on him

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              #7
              Aw thanks everyone!

              Tha Ridge, that's exactly what I'm hoping for!
              "Are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn. I can yawn, because I ride better than you. Meredith Michael Beerbaum can yawn. But you? Not so much..."
              -George Morris

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              • #8
                Cute! I think he'll make someone a very nice little hunter. He looks like he has a great attitude. And quit putting yourself down!! I think you give him a really good, confident ride and do a good job of staying out of his way - that is really damn good for his 5th course!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by PinkPonies View Post
                  And quit putting yourself down!! I think you give him a really good, confident ride and do a good job of staying out of his way - that is really damn good for his 5th course!
                  I agree with everyone that says he's adorable! I didn't see the before pictures, but he sure is a cute guy now regardless of where he started

                  I also agree with PinkPonies about not putting yourself down. One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone asks for a critique and then tears themself apart before I can even look at something. I don't think you look stupid on him, and it makes me feel like I'm reading the post of a 12 year old to be "told" that you do (by you, no less!).

                  Horseymama said it well on another critique thread (this one here: http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...php?t=285813):

                  Originally posted by Horseymama View Post
                  My biggest critique is to stop with the self depreciating comments! It makes you seem not.very.mature. (I know you are a teenager and you are probably want to be seen as more mature, so this is just my little advice for you.)...

                  ...One of the things I have learned riding in competition is to not broadcast your mistakes to anyone. (I know you want a critique here, but don't tell me how horrendous you are.) EVERYBODY makes mistakes in competition. Many times, besides the judge and your trainer, no one may actually notice. If you tell people you are horrendous, they might start thinking you are. (Although you are far from it.) Don't make a mistake and then tell people you did it. Unless it is particularly comical, which makes for a good anecdote! If not, just say nothing.
                  I should add that I realize that you didn't self-critique your way through mistakes on a video, but the point stands as a general rule that if you tell everyone you look terrible you stand the chance of convincing them that you do! I think you guys look great, and it's really great to see a video of a pony from a bad situation doing so well. I hope you post more as you continue on with him!
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                  • #10
                    Looks like fun!
                    Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN

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                      #11
                      Okay okay, sorry guys. I wasn't really going for self-deprecating, I was just pointing out that yes, there are faults that I am aware of. Must be a preemptive defense mechanism.

                      Seriously though, feel free to critique away. And thank you for the kind words about the pony! He really is a cool guy and I just hope that by the end of the summer he is happily packing his new kid around the locals.
                      "Are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn. I can yawn, because I ride better than you. Meredith Michael Beerbaum can yawn. But you? Not so much..."
                      -George Morris

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                      • #12
                        You already know this, but...

                        I love him and I think you're doing a great job with him! For long term, as you know, you'd probably want a larger horse, but you look fine on him and you ride him very effectively. He has such a good attitude and I can't wait until we can start showing in the spring. As for my horse, I hope he decides to be less psycho sometime in the near future.

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                          Originally posted by SaturdayNightLive View Post
                          Okay okay, sorry guys. I wasn't really going for self-deprecating, I was just pointing out that yes, there are faults that I am aware of. Must be a preemptive defense mechanism.

                          Seriously though, feel free to critique away. And thank you for the kind words about the pony! He really is a cool guy and I just hope that by the end of the summer he is happily packing his new kid around the locals.
                          Well I do the very same because I have found if I don't someone will do it for me and would rather like SNL says, do a preemptive strike.

                          At any rate you don't look like crap and from what I can tell it's cold and windy so I think you look even better! Pony is really cute and doesn't seem to give a hoot what you want him to do, he will do it.

                          Well done.
                          Terri
                          COTH, keeping popcorn growers in business for years.

                          "I need your grace to remind me to find my own." Snow Patrol-Chasing Cars. This line reminds me why I have horses.

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                          • #14
                            He's adorable. You're doing a great job with him. He looks relaxed and happy, and for this project that's all that really matters, right?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Equilibrium View Post
                              Well I do the very same because I have found if I don't someone will do it for me and would rather like SNL says, do a preemptive strike.
                              There is something to the fact that if you start a thread that says "look how great we look!" you'll get a bunch of responses explaining why you don't. So I suppose it's safer to preemptively strike and end up with the opposite response
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