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    Hey!! ok, this is my new 6 year old 17' thoroughbred! he came off the track when he was 4 and had only jumped 2' when i got him this summer... he is now turning into a 3'6 jumper! tell me what you think!!
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    Hey!! ok, this is my new 6 year old 17' thoroughbred! he came off the track when he was 4 and had only jumped 2' when i got him this summer... he is now turning into a 3'6 jumper! tell me what you think!!
    <http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?username=olemissbaby06>

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      here is another pic of him!!
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        #4
        his first show last summer...3'3
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          #5
          just chillin out!
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            #6
            here is the last pic!! its not that super..but yeah!! you decide!! tell me what you guys think about him PLEASE! thnx mucho!
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            • #7
              he is very handsome congradulations

              The best thing for the inside of a person is the outside of a horse!!!!
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              • #8
                He's a cutie! Just be careful with the draw reins around his feet. You knew you'd get that comment when you posted that picture, didn't you?

                Steph
                Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping -Julius Hare

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                • #9
                  He would probably jump in better form if you weren't ducking halfway up his neck. He is very attractive, though.

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                  • #10
                    He is very nice! I'll trade you him for two cats who like to pull everything out of the trashcan

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                      haha!! i love my pony!!
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                      • #12
                        Awesome Pony! Go Mr. Jake!
                        http://community.webshots.com/user/chunkymonkey868

                        **Forever South**
                        **Bama\'s Blues** not mine but he\'s my babyboy!
                        **Brinkum\'s Cross**

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                          thanks man!!
                          <http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?username=olemissbaby06>

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                          • #14
                            he's cute, and looks like he'd make a good children's jumper...very adorable good luck!

                            ~*~it's all good...and i'm all that~*~

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                              thank you!
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                              • #16
                                I cannot resist.

                                Your horse is a doll, and shows a lot of potential... but how about slowing down, jumping lower, and taking all the CRAP off him. I mean, really, I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but if you need draw reins, a three-ring curb bit, and a figure eight noseband to control him... and you're still jumping up his neck... I think you need to drop back to 2' fences and learn how to ride.

                                Sorry. But it makes me really peeved to see someone who is so proud of having rushed her horse to 3'6" when its plain as day he's not ready.

                                And if your trainer suggests all this stuff... get a new trainer.

                                Half of Riding is 30% mental ... no wonder there are so many bad riders

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                                • #17
                                  rileyt- I'm sure she appreciates your opinion, but the owner is only 14! Give her a break!! She works that horse's butt off on the flat and he just happens to be a VERY strong horse. They also ride him in the dee ring withn the lifters, so she isn't always using all of that stuff. And trust me, I've seen that horse jump 2' and he doesn't need to go back to it. Anyways....i've seen pro's schooling their grand prix horses before and you would not believe the amount of stuff those horses are wearing.

                                  And please don't insult the trainer...you dont even know her! We have one of the top ponies in the zone and AO Hunter's in the zone. I think she's doing a pretty darn good job.

                                  That's fine if you don't agree with what she is doing, but dont'insult people.

                                  [This message was edited by BooBear90 on Jan. 21, 2003 at 01:28 PM.]
                                  http://community.webshots.com/user/chunkymonkey868

                                  **Forever South**
                                  **Bama\'s Blues** not mine but he\'s my babyboy!
                                  **Brinkum\'s Cross**

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                                  • #18
                                    My intent really is not to insult this girl. And I believe you when you say the horse is strong. But IMO its not a question of how high the horse can jump. He may be clearing the jumps with ease... but if he's bolting down to the fences (or is only restrained by the use of all the stuff on him), I think you should take a step back... to 2' if necessary, and do some work. Not bump him up to 3'6". Its a question of teaching him to relax and listen to the rider. The fact that this girl is severely jumping up the horse's neck in all of the jumping pictures tells me that the RIDER should not be jumping 3'6". And is in a position where she is unable to help this horse.

                                    And with all respect BooBear... I have known trainers who coached zone champions and such who weren't worth their salt. (I'm not saying that is the case here).

                                    I'm telling you what I see... And I see SEVERAL tell tale "red flags" that make me think this is a bad situation. But I could be wrong.

                                    Perhaps my "learn to ride" comment was a bit strong. But I think it is irresponsible horsemanship to take a horse who had never jumped more that 2' as of last summer, and have him going 3'6" by winter. That is RUSHING the horse. And the crap needed to control him, in my mind, confirms my suspicion.

                                    Half of Riding is 30% mental ... no wonder there are so many bad riders

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                                    • #19
                                      The horse is cute. Although I think he is stepping over these jumps, not using himself, because he does not have to since he is so big.

                                      If I were you I would also go back and school over smaller stuff, mainly for your position. No, for jumpers you don't have to be an "eq princess" but you do have to be an effective rider, and you can not be effective while laying on his neck.

                                      It is only at the tree loaded with fruit that the people throw stones. Proverb
                                      Drea

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                                      • #20
                                        I somewhat agree with RileyT. I don't think there is a need for so many unnecessary gadgets to ride the horse. I don't care how hot it is or how hard to ride it is, you shouldn't have to use a 3 ring, drawreins, and what looks to be a running martingale and a figure 8 on him!

                                        I would go back to the D ring w/o the other stuff and just have the fig.8.

                                        The horse looks like he likes to leave long and jump flat. He looks like he's strung out when approaching the fences (just by the way he looks when he jumps, he's stretched out quite a bit).


                                        I would do some gymnastics, shorter distances (say 6-8" shorter than the regular 2 stride etc.) This will make him learn it's not good to rush fences when going into a line etc.

                                        BTW, the 3 ring and martingale combo acts exactly like a gag snaffle.. whynot just switch over and use a gag.. they have the same action, whereas the 3 ring when pulled puts pressure on the poll and makes the horse bring his head down while the martingale isn't allowing him to put it down at a level that it could be at because of pressure. To me it just doesn't make sense.

                                        He's a cute horse with a lot of potential, both you and him need to go back to the basics until you have them firmly established.

                                        JMHO!

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