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post #11 of 18 Old 09-17-2012, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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hahahaha the 3'6" photo with my lad, I trotted into that :P we were having issues with control before fences so I trotted him into it and then let him canter one stride out. Crazy athletic horse he is. Also had a pony, all of 12.1, that could jump 3' from a standstill.

Jumpers are such characters :P personality is a must in a jumping horse, they can't be bland and robotic.
LOL! That reminds me of a grand prix horse trotting one of the jumps! XD I think your horse saw that course and felt inspired. ;D

My horse is only 14.3, but she thinks she's 17 hands. I bet she'd try jumping six foot, thinking it's not that tall, and fail miserably.

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post #12 of 18 Old 09-18-2012, 02:57 AM
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Have you seen Theodore O'Connor? He was awesome! Made 4**** eventing look easy, took some HUGE fences at really awkward striding and still didn't appear to be putting any effort in. It was so unfair what happened there, he should have been an Olympic mount and was short-listed for Beijing... but died in 2007. Good on Karen for getting to London!

Anyway. The point is, sometimes little horses can REALLY jump. There are accounts of 14hh Connemaras and Welshes jumping 7 feet!
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post #13 of 18 Old 09-18-2012, 06:34 AM
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I LOVED TEDDY!!! InsaneDino, don't underestimate your horse :) But I agree that your horse has to love it- jumping is one of the things that you can't force your horse to do.
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The passion is why my boy is any good at all! His conformation is nothing less than shocking :P long back, long cannons, posty hind (actually his hind end confo is pretty dreadful allround), upright shoulder, upright pasterns, crap feet... his point of shoulder is in a nice place and his neck ties in perfectly to his chest and shoulder, but other than that...

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post #15 of 18 Old 09-18-2012, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Theodore is so adorable! He was such an amazing pony. I need his abilities to inspire my horse. Who knows, she could become the next best pony eventer.

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I LOVED TEDDY!!! InsaneDino, don't underestimate your horse :) But I agree that your horse has to love it- jumping is one of the things that you can't force your horse to do.
Oh, I don't mean to underestimate her. I bet she could jump six foot if she really tried. Her problem is she gets too excited and bumps into everything. If she focuses, she can do amazing things. Again, IF she focuses. But heck, the lady I got her from pretty much only said bad stuff about her. She said she'd never be able to jump three foot... psh. Check this. She could jump three foot with two legs. C; LOL.

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lol. Focus is my biggest problem with my mare. When we jump she "locks on" to every jump and I really have to make her focus on the one that I want to jump.

I love proving people wrong- My old trainer said that there was no way I could be successful at novice- my first novice show I got second out of 12 AND my old trainer was there to watch. It was great. Make sure you keep proving that lady wrong :)
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lol. Focus is my biggest problem with my mare. When we jump she "locks on" to every jump and I really have to make her focus on the one that I want to jump.

I love proving people wrong- My old trainer said that there was no way I could be successful at novice- my first novice show I got second out of 12 AND my old trainer was there to watch. It was great. Make sure you keep proving that lady wrong :)
Hahaha, that must have been such an awesome moment! Just imagining her face being all... O:

Thanks! And you keep proving anybody who steps into your dreams wrong. Horses really make fools out of some, and stars out of others.
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hahahahaha yep my boy locks on to everything too! It's actually one of the things I love about him because it helps me get really great lines (tricky ones too sometimes!!) - he locks on but he knows he has to listen to what I say and if I take him past x jump he'll refocus onto y jump which may be at a really dodgy angle but if I say jump it he does.
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