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Apparently my horse thinks we are in the wrong division!

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  • Apparently my horse thinks we are in the wrong division!

    Well I went to a show this weekend and I was looking at photos my parents took and I noticed that my little 15.2 hh 7 year old thoroughbred is a little confused that we are in the 1.0m class. He seems to think we are in the 1.30m's and jumping 3m wide? I think I should have entered the modified grand prix in the ring next to us based on these photos

    Here are some photos, please ignore me especially in the second photo, was not expecting the landing like that at all.

    Photo 1

    Photo 2 (I should point out that we were long to this one!)

    Here is a photo of him jumping like anormal horse for comparison's sake
    photo 3

    Overall the show was okay, we had rails in each class either rider error or lack of focus on his part or a combination of the two. I was so super proud of how he was, he has improved a lot since I first started riding him. And I was also over the moon when 4 people either asked to buy him, if he was a warmblood stallion, and just coming up and telling me how beautiful he is.

    Hope you enjoy
    Last edited by sansibar; May. 31, 2010, 09:57 AM.

  • #2
    LOVE the first photo!


    • #3
      Yes, clearly you entered the wrong division! Just look at him as an "over achiever"
      "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


      • #4
        Hahah wow he's looking pretty good!
        Just be happy he's being scopey an not lazy haha
        That further photo is great!


        • #5
          Those types are the best! I had a jumper mare that routinely would put in an extra 1'-2' of clearance on every.single.jump. Its nice going an entire show season without pulling a rail! However, it can lead to some problems in tight in-and-outs (if your horse lands 10' too far in, you can have trouble trying to jump the second jump unless the clever horsey turns it into a bounce).


          • #6
            Boy do I understand that ride I kept thinking that once we got to bigger fences my TB would quit jumping straight up at everything, but here he is at 1.40m last week:
            http://pets.webshots.com/photo/27154...94686761oZOcNy I would be much happier with the effort if we didn't, as hntrjmprpro45 mentions, land 12' into every line!

            Your horse is adorable and I think it's great to end up with pictures like your first one. Proof that your horse will have no problem moving up!
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            • #7
              Your horse is adorable!!! Be happy you're showing in the jumpers where it's nice to have a horse like that who doesn't take rails!
              Different flavors of crazy, but totally NUTS. You know its true. - GreyHunterHorse



              • #8
                My old mare used to do that too! We dabbled in the hunters, though I think she would have been absolutely amazing in the jumper ring

                here we are in a 2'6'' hunter class

                I really wish her other leg had been square, and I totally would have bought that picture!
                Willow- http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...&id=1125720084


                • Original Poster

                  Thanks every one! Were just waiting until we consistently can keep the jumps up before we move up to the 1.10m


                  • #10

                    My guy doesn't do the over jumping with height, but if I get long to the in of a quiet or comfortable (heck, sometimes even a LONG) line, I have to start whoaing in the air of the first jump to make sure we don't leave a stride out. And we do hunters, so leaving out strides is NEVER an option!


                    • #11
                      Haha a mare I rode last summer used to do that too


                      Your horse is too cute, I love Thoroughbreds more than anything-- so athletic and so much heart
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