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post #1 of 8 Old 11-28-2011, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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Jumping morgan

Does anyone here have a Morgan they use for jumping? I never thought they were a "jumping" breed but since I got Banjo I have changed my mind. He has jumped the fence twice now (4'). The first time was shortly after I got him, and I built the round pen. I put him in it and my friend asked "Do Morgans jump?" and I said, "No, they're not known for it!" Five minutes later he jumped right out of the round pen from almost a standstill. Then 2 nights ago I got a call from the farm owner to say one of my horses was out. We raced down there to find Banjo charging all over the lawn in a panic. I opened the gate and he went right back in. Something must have spooked him and he jumped the fence. He cleared it but caught the electric tape strung along the top, which was all ripped out. Luckily he only scraped some hair off his back legs. I'm thinking I may have to re-think my plans for him! AND build higher fences!
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-03-2011, 03:24 PM
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The farm where I work has a Morgan mare that would jump pasture fences to get to the better grass. It was a daily occurance, she is now a barn horse and for her daily turnout is in an area where she would have to jump 2 or more fences to get to the grass. She will be going to the trainer to become a hunter. So it is not totally unheard of. There are several morgans out there competing in jumping as well.
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post #3 of 8 Old 12-03-2011, 03:28 PM
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I have a 5yr old Morgan that would love to jump. He absolutely adores ground poles but you have to have more than two or he wants to jump them.

Plan is to eventually train him in jumping for my kiddos but right now, he and I are doing dressage. He's not ready to be a kiddo horse (still acting like a silly youngster at time) and I'm not ready to give him to the kiddos and have to buy myself a new horse!
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post #4 of 8 Old 12-03-2011, 09:28 PM
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I have pony that is a Morgan and QH cross. She definitely pulls more to the Morgan side and loves jumping! She'll jump anything I point her at and is so much fun.

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The farm where I work has a Morgan mare that would jump pasture fences to get to the better grass.

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Sounds Morgan to me! They are gluttons too, apparently!
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post #6 of 8 Old 12-03-2011, 09:44 PM
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I have a MorganXQH pony who was a Children's Eq Over Fences pony. He was pretty darn good at it. Sure I've seen more talented and naturally gifted jumpers, but he always tries hard and does well. He's retired from jumping now that he's in his 20's though.

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post #7 of 8 Old 12-03-2011, 10:50 PM
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OP, glad that you asked this question; it's been lurking around in the back of my mind for ages! :) there's a Morgan mare circuit jumper for lease on another forum, btw. Morgans are my 2nd or 3rd fave breed, so I love these true tales of their being good jumpers! :)
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post #8 of 8 Old 12-03-2011, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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I used to jump years ago before I gave up riding! I had no intention of taking it up again but now I am wondering...
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