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I know it is silly to be soo excited, but....

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  • I know it is silly to be soo excited, but....

    I jumped a cross rail last night on my OTTB since owning him since August. A little background, He is a 10 yr old TB and an ex- steeplechaser over timbers. He double bowed in his last race and my trainer picked him up in march. In march he had already been on stall rest for 3 months. She had him laid up for 5 and had vet check and vey said he was healing famously and that he would be able to do anything but recommends he stay under his athleticism (3'6"). My trainer was hoping to make him a high level jumper and sonce i have no desire(guts) to do any bigger than that and i had already bonded with him, she thought hw would be perfect. AND HE IS!! I absolutely love my grumpy rotten TB with my all and we have been slowly working up to this moment and we now have a goal to do the baby jumpers at the TB show in June. I am Soooooo excited. SUPER SHORT VIDEO ON POST 10!!!
    Last edited by Victor Pony; Jan. 14, 2013, 05:29 PM. Reason: update
    Victor Pony

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    • #3
      WOOHOOOO! That is AWESOME, such a great feeling! Pictures? Video? Stick figure drawings?


      • #4
        There's nothing silly about being excited when you've accomplished something wonderful.
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        • #5
          Ex-chasers are wonderful. Point and shoot. Enjoy.


          • Original Poster

            Thanks everyone. Plan on attempting again this weekend with camera in BF's hands. And I know all about the point and shoot lol. Dont mind if I do. I will post Pics and/or videos when i get some. Thanks again.
            Victor Pony


            • #7
              Not silly at all!

              I jumped my little mare for the first time in YEARS this summer.... a teeny crossrail ... with a big smile on my face. It's FUN!
              You have to have experiences to gain experience.

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              • #8

                Beware, jumping is addictive.


                • #9


                  • Original Poster


                    I hope you can see this short little 3 second video. My guy is super cute and i look awful. LOL
                    Victor Pony


                    • #11
                      Not silly at all, I think it is really exciting! And to be riding a steeplechaser!

                      Enjoy your jumping!
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                      • #12
                        Wahh! The link isn't working for me ):
                        BUT HOW EXCITING ANYWAY.


                        • Original Poster

                          Here is a still of him i got from a video on my cell phone. Not the greatest quality. This was like the 11th time he jumped the cross rail and kept over jumping it everytime.. HAHA

                          Victor Pony


                          • #14
                            Adding a ground rail gives depth to any jump, helps some horses not overjump.

                            Wonderful that you are so in love with your horse, makes life great.


                            • #15
                              Congrats! I (ok, we all) know that feeling: I just jumped mine over our first x in a year & half (injuries) on Sunday and got our first lead changes ever last night! Great timing!
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                              • Original Poster

                                Thank you Bluey. I will definately do that. It was just so small and the girl that rides him for me when i cant just has a blast jumping him. Ill be having my Gall bladder removed at the end of the month and no riding for 2 weeks so I will definately be helping from the ground over fences. Thank you all very much I do love him and cant wait to see some of you COTHers at the shows.
                                Victor Pony


                                • #17
                                  Yay and I too know how you feel......exiting isn't it!! My guy (3 mths undersaddle) jumped his first xrails last week (with trainer not me LOL) and I was super ecstatic!
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                                  • #18
                                    how exciting!!! it's always fun getting those first jumps. Congrats!! He's a cutie.
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