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From Horse and Hound Forum; How high can you get those legs!!(jumping)

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  • From Horse and Hound Forum; How high can you get those legs!!(jumping)

    A great thread!
    Would someone who has a computer brain, (apparently the instructions I copied down for myself on how to post links were not sufficient and I'll have to rework and try again ), please provide the link so the COTH folks can enjoy? It is in the "competition riders" section.
    Last edited by skydy; Apr. 6, 2012, 03:56 AM.

  • #2
    Here is the link Skydy


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    • Original Poster

      Thank you Polydor!

      I love the photos! Some are just too funny.
      Overjumping at it's finest..


      • Original Poster

        Yes, Nikki does!

        Did you look at all 10 pages?
        The little dog's photo in the middle of all
        those horse pics was a good laugh.


        • #6
          Some of those horses on the forum would jump a lot rounder if their riders had heard the word "release" or "allow" in their lessons. The junior equitation classes in North America have produced an unbeatable style in the riders...well, not the current hunter style, but the classic style of a secure seat and balance(Eeek, I'm outta here now.)

          Nikki is stylish...Cor de la Breyer?
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          • #7
            ^Nope! TB through and through (Two Davids x Dormez). Might be related way, way back, as Cor de la Breyer is 1/2 TB, but when I glanced at his pedigree, I didn't find any commonalities.
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            • Original Poster

              Lovely horse supershorty ,and TB as well!

              Foxtrot, a little release by some of those riders surely wouldn't hurt, but they put themselves out there to show their horses' ,"how high can you get your legs" jump moment, not their best EQ photos. Be a sport..


              • #9
                Sorry - not feeling grumpy today, but more release would allow more roundness.
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                • Original Poster

                  Originally posted by Foxtrot's View Post
                  Sorry - not feeling grumpy today, but more release would allow more roundness.
                  Yes, it would.


                  • #11
                    My old horse

                    My first horse didn't like barrels...



                    • Original Poster

                      That's quite the hairy eyeball, as well as the "how high can you get your legs" jump. What a cutie!


                      • #13
                        I agree more release would be good but I think most of those are surprise moments. We've all had those. I wish I had one particular pic to add to the discussion but it's at home. (


                        • Original Poster

                          The little dog had his head, no one on the reins there!

                          When you get home ,maybe you can dig up this thread and add your pic. Would love to see it!


                          • #15
                            Love these!
                            Shorty.... your TB mare is loffly!!

                            Here's my addition,
                            Peanut, my 13.3hh powerhouse. Sadly, they didn't have Pony Jumpers when I was showing her. She could have fit in that division nicely
                            This is from 1996 Pony Medal Finals.


                            • Original Poster

                              Wow, Peanut!

                              SF, that must have been a fun ride.


                              • #17
                                Originally posted by supershorty628 View Post
                                ^Nope! TB through and through (Two Davids x Dormez). Might be related way, way back, as Cor de la Breyer is 1/2 TB, but when I glanced at his pedigree, I didn't find any commonalities.
                                Shorty, is Nikki going to have (or has she had?) any babies?
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                                • #18
                                  Originally posted by dags View Post
                                  Shorty, is Nikki going to have (or has she had?) any babies?
                                  None that I know of. We thought about breeding her a few years ago, but I was still campaigning her pretty much year-round (as opposed to now where I just do a few shows during the spring/summer). At this point, my vet feels pretty strongly that we should not breed her; she's 16 and he thinks it wouldn't be a good idea. If I could afford ET, I'd look into that, but that's not really an option for me financially.
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                                  • #19
                                    Originally posted by supershorty628 View Post
                                    Nikki belongs on there.
                                    Ha that was my first thought when I was the thread, especially with her penchant for seeing invisible rails.

                                    Here is mine from an IHSA horse show. I think the horse got the memo open is supposed to be 3ft but the jump crew didn't...



                                    • #20

                                      While my horse isn't always the tidiest w/ his knees, he makes up for it by flinging the rest of himself high enough into the air that his legs can do whatever they want.
                                      This or this, for example, is completely normal for him.