I'm getting a bit... worried I guess. I have a great, great, great friend, she's very sweet and kind, who used to lease an adorably evil Welsh Quarter Pony. They jumped a little bit, did trails, but mostly flat english and western. But that pony was sold out from under her(and she got to big. She's about six foot, and it was a 14 hand pony). Now, she's riding a bulldog Quarter Horse. The only way I can put it is that he has great conformation for a quarter horse, and is build like this horse: http://www.horseforum.com/attachment...ll-horse-3.jpg
, maybe a bit thicker(I'm not putting up a picture of her or her horse)
He's very sweet and willing... but she's been jumping him. A lot. They ride in an arena that is the size of two 52 ft roundpens stuck next to eachother, and has pretty much no footing. They used to chuck in poop and wait for it to dry, but now it's never turned and never replaced. So not only is this horse not being cushined, but he just doesn't have it in him to jump. He is unbalanced going over, and collapses on his front end when he lands. She started jumping two foot, and he went lame for three weeks. The day he's good again, whoops here we go more jumps. He's starting to injure himself, and I'm getting very, very worried.
But my friend is completely blind to this! We've tried hinting to maybe take the jumping a tad bit slower, but she's all bubblegum and rainbows about how he loves to jump(pins his ears before, after, and over a jump), how it's great excersize(sent him stallbound for almost a month), and it's what he's build to do(Cannot pick himself over it... whatsoever).
I need to talk to her about something. If I don't, He could get permanently injured, or worse, she could get injured. He's almost flipped over several times jumping because he's so unbalanced.
Please, does anyone know a way I can talk to her?
(And if you want to see any vids or pics of the horse, they're on youtube. PM me for videos)