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post #1 of 9 Old 11-01-2009, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Smile What a fun lesson!

Hey guys! Just thought I may post about a high point in my lesson!

At the end of our lesson, after we had been working on weird turns and lots and lots of flexing and bending, my trainer said, "Lets put up a big jump for fun." I was expecting something along the lines of 2'9 or 3' (three foot is the highest we have ever jumped) and she put the roll top up to 3'3! It was the second jump in the line (the first was only like 18 inches lol!) and we jumped in HORRIBLE! I was freaked out afterwards but I was like I am NOT messing this up! So, I sat up tall, shoved my heels down, and my horse did the rest. We got there on the most perfect distance and soared over it! It felt spectacular! Gah, I love that rush you get when you jump a big jump! I felt him snap his legs up and close the angle between us, it was almost like we were suspended in midair!

Well thought I would share, thanks for reading! =]
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post #2 of 9 Old 11-01-2009, 07:43 PM
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that's uber cool! LOL, I know all about messing up the little one and then getting the big one! Glad you had fun!


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post #3 of 9 Old 11-21-2009, 07:18 PM
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Wow thats great!!!

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post #4 of 9 Old 11-22-2009, 01:29 AM
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Thats great! MY first lesson is tomarrow! Me and my girl are going to rock it!!!! I hope i can do big jumps too in near rime.

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post #5 of 9 Old 11-22-2009, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! Juneau, I'm sure you'll do great! Good luck!
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post #6 of 9 Old 11-23-2009, 04:47 PM
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I know that feeling. It is awesome. That is one of the reasons I love jumping, the thrill of it never gets you down!

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post #7 of 9 Old 11-23-2009, 08:27 PM
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I love jumping! It's the best feeling in the world when you get a good jump.
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post #8 of 9 Old 11-24-2009, 10:29 AM
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You are lucky you have someone to train you I had to leave my previous trainer... He was really into rollkur and wanted me to do this too, but that's another story... I left when I was just cantering. Just knew how to canter on the circle, that's all. Then three months of no riding at all.. And then summer training camp And I got (I don't know how) to the best group-->and the rest of members wanted to jump... I said, why not, just to try But that was nothing, about 15 inches or that, and on really big mare, so she didn't even put herself up But now, with my little Lisa? She is small pony, and she likes jumping. I can't do it, but when she wants, sometimes I get persuaded Once I had a friend there and she built us a fence over 80 centimetres height...OMG. I didn't have the strenght do do this, I was really scared, even though Liza had jumped even more... I am a coward Usually we do with about 30-40 centimetres, maybe 50, but not more... Maybe later, but I really don'T feel safe there...
So, congrats to you, I wouldn't make it
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post #9 of 9 Old 11-24-2009, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! Oh, and just an update, after that lesson we jumped 3'9, four times PERFECTLY! Woohoo! It was so awesome! I love my boy and I love jumping! =]
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