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New Hunter Prospect - Video & Pic - Jumping Videos Added pg 2

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  • New Hunter Prospect - Video & Pic - Jumping Videos Added pg 2

    I finally convinced my non-horsey husband to come out and take some video of my newest pony (excuse the poor taping - he tries )

    Rory is 4, bought him out of someone's backyard in the late spring. He was horribly inverted when he first came both to look at and to ride so I was pleased when I watched the video to see that he is starting to want to reach down on his own. We've been taking it pretty easy as he was very underweight and had no topline. Our biggest challenge was getting up in front of the leg (he's SUPER laid back) without having a 25 ft canter stride.

    He's not going to set the world on fire but I love, love, love his temperament and he has been so willing and honest.

    I'm working on getting a jumping video which I will add later but for now; just the flat (sorry the trot is a little tedious):


    And one jumping pic:


    Please go easy on the rider if you feel the need to critique - it's hard to look pretty when you're 5 months pregnant!
    Last edited by Czar; Sep. 8, 2009, 09:07 PM.
    \"Don\'t go throwing effort after foolishness\" >>>Spur, Man From Snowy River

  • #2
    What a handsome boy! He looks like lots of fun and appears to be coming along quite nicely from where you describe you started!. Love his laid back attitude those kind can be such a pleasure to ride. (He'd have a place in my barn in a heartbeat!) You look great too and 5-months pregnant to boot. You go girl!


    • #3
      He's very cute! Wonderful expression! You can't beat the TB's for willingness to try.


      • Original Poster

        Thanks guys!

        He is SUCH a pleasure to ride - I decided long ago that I would never again own a horse that required a ton of work...I think I'm lazy

        Truthfully though, I'm astounded at the willingness of TB's - the last three horses I owned were all green TB's and just like Rory, marched straight down to the center of the jumps..flowers, boxes, and all.
        \"Don\'t go throwing effort after foolishness\" >>>Spur, Man From Snowy River


        • #5
          He is lovely. Have fun with him!


          • #6
            Super Cute... but then again, I'm biased... I love thoroughbreds!!
            Looks like you guys get along great! And you look wonderful for being 5 months pregnant!!
            Congrats!!! (on both the horse and the baby that is....)
            Proudly living in my "let's save the world bubble"!


            • #7
              He looks great! So mellow and relaxed.

              Was he off the track, or farm raised?


              • Original Poster

                Originally posted by MHM View Post
                He looks great! So mellow and relaxed.

                Was he off the track, or farm raised?
                He was farm raised - no tattoo...the lady I bought him from worked at the track and the owner offered him to her since he wasn't going to race. She rode him sporadically over the last year but didn't have the time for him so...the rest is history
                \"Don\'t go throwing effort after foolishness\" >>>Spur, Man From Snowy River


                • #9
                  He is adorable!!
                  Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.


                  • #10
                    LOVE him! what a cutie. I am biased to TBs as well for all the reasons you mentioned.

                    I love in the trot video, when you trot by jumps you see him looking at them out of the corner of his eye like, Can I? Can I? please? hehe


                    • #11
                      I really like him! Very laid back and a nice type! have fun!

                      "The harder you train, the luckier you get!"


                      • #12
                        SO CUTE!!


                        • #13
                          love the trot. Seems to have a great attitude as well. Would NEVER have guessed you were prego either


                          • #14
                            LOVE him!!


                            • #15
                              hee hee, he is adorable, and reminds me of my TB/Paint. The way he turns his head and looks at the jumps is exactly what mine does - but not just to jumps. He looks like he has the same waaayyy comfortable trot too.
                              Congrats! He is adorable! and Congrats on the pregnancy - you do not look 5 months. You look great!!


                              • Original Poster

                                Thanks again everyone....isn't it shameless to post a thread to show off your own horse! Guilty as charged

                                He always has such a cute expression over jumps:



                                The timing is off in these obviously but I love his ears - I had no idea what kind of technique he would have as he hadn't even jumped a stick when I bought him but I love that he is interested without being spooky.

                                He's still learning how to use his gangly self (I won't post the videos of his first line or the red flower jump - let's just say he went over it but it wasn't pretty lol )

                                We are going to do some gymnastics for the first time tomorrow - hopefully I can get someone to video!
                                \"Don\'t go throwing effort after foolishness\" >>>Spur, Man From Snowy River


                                • #17
                                  He is absolutely adorable. I am biased anyway, I love chestnut TBs, but he looks like he's got such a super attitude and is very cute to boot.

                                  And you look super, never would have guess you are pregnant!
                                  We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.


                                  • #18
                                    what a cutie! he looks like he is blast! have fun with it


                                    • #19
                                      Super cute and he looks sooooo sweet!
                                      Flip a coin. It's not what side lands that matters, but what side you were hoping for when the coin was still in the air.

                                      You call it boxed wine. I call it carboardeaux.


                                      • #20
                                        He has the same expression as mine over the jumps. When he first started jumping he would look at the jump the entire way over it...and jump it like it was 5 ft. Thankfully mine has gotten over that and doesn't take a crossrail like it's a grand prix jump anymore...but the expression is exactly the same as yours...I love it!