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Guess I have to jump now!

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  • Guess I have to jump now!

    I've been concentrating on doing dressage with my TB for the past year or so, but after free jumping him, I think I owe it to him to go that route for a while! What do you think?


  • #2
    Originally posted by DressageReine View Post
    I've been concentrating on doing dressage with my TB for the past year or so, but after free jumping him, I think I owe it to him to go that route for a while! What do you think?

    Oh my GOSH he is adorable!! and man can he JUMP!! yup time to sign up for some hunter lessons! he has a nice steady pace even with out a rider he will make a really nice 3'6 hunter!!!
    If you are lucky enough to ride, you are lucky enough.


    • #3
      Yep, done with dressage and on to the "fun" stuff!! He looked very happy jumping...
      Gates Equestrian
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      • #4
        He's very cute.

        Off topic but what kind of camera did you use? It looked like pretty high quality even on youtube which is rare.


        • #5
          Oh, honey, you're jumping him now!

          Or you're sending him to me where I'LL be jumping him.
          I love my Econo-Nag!


          • #6
            I think he would love the south and warm weather...so send him to me immediately!!!

            He's ver cut and I love greys!!! Yep, time to have fun jumping him now. Oh, by the way I love your signature line.


            • Original Poster

              No way I'm not sending him anywhere! haha Thanks for the nice comments though!

              The camera I used is a Sony Handycam, it's a Super Steady Shot HDR-SR10? lol It's HD, which is nice. He's still kind of a blurr on it though!

              I'm working with my friend who has ridden jumpers for years, she's really helping us! He used to just run at a jump and launch across it until he encountered his first oxer! That really made him think


              • #8
                Originally posted by DressageReine View Post
                No way I'm not sending him anywhere! haha Thanks for the nice comments though!

                The camera I used is a Sony Handycam, it's a Super Steady Shot HDR-SR10? lol It's HD, which is nice. He's still kind of a blurr on it though!
                I have used one of those and LOVE them. Easy to use and great quality.

                Love your boy! So cute! I love greys in that dark stage.


                • #9
                  he's so cute!!


                  • #10
                    umm he is terrible and should be sent to Ohio immediately

                    Seriously though, great jumper you've got there Have fun and keep us updated
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                    • #11
                      Yup, time for some jumping. He is going to be NICE!
                      "To do something that you feel in your heart that's great, you need to make a lot of mistakes. Anything that is successful is a series of mistakes." -B.J. Armstrong


                      • Original Poster

                        Oh man, I watched the video again, and I have to apologize for my incessant "Good BOY!"s. That is SO annoying! Maybe mute it when you watch it and it will be 10x better! lol

                        He's my baby and I tend to... overpraise. I want to be encouraging

                        It's interesting, I've never jumped anything higher than 2'3", but I'd better learn! Good thing I have a great trainer to work with!


                        • #13
                          Lovely! Gray`s are my favorite.


                          • #14
                            Very cute! I paused a couple of times while he was O/F and he looks great!


                            • #15
                              Oh man, I watched the video again, and I have to apologize for my incessant "Good BOY!"s. That is SO annoying! Maybe mute it when you watch it and it will be 10x better! lol

                              I thought all the "good boys" were sweet - not annoying at all.


                              • #16
                                What a beautiful lofty jump! I love how he just seems to hang in the air. You'll have lots of fun!
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                                • #17
                                  Hmmm....Honestly, I think he has horrible, dangerous form. Someone is going to get hurt when he flips over from catching a knee. So, since I'm such a nice person, I will let you send him to me!! I know. I'm so nice.


                                  • #18
                                    Yeah, you need to jump that one. And I agree with TB110, all the "good BOY"s were cute-jumping like that should be praised!
                                    "Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." ~John Wooden

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                                    • #19
                                      I will be the voice of desent and say that I would not freejump him again until you get some more solid poles so he doesn't learn to keep knocking them down.


                                      • Original Poster

                                        haha yes! That's why my trainer was saying. She comes to the barn I board at, and they only have PVC poles right now. She suggested I buy a few of my own so he learns, yikes, I'd better not do that again!