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    08-22-2011, 11:54 PM
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Green Broke
Arabs can't jump!

I always get a kick out of that saying, especially with this one. I know what people usually mean, but even Zierra tends to defy that trend and jump a lot sportier. She wasn't super tight today, but she hasn't jumped this high in a good 2 years so I was proud of her!

I know I look like crap, I haven't jumped in 2 years either and my paddock boots are screwed up and hurting my feet so runners it was! And no, I'm not wearing a helmet and don't need a lecture on why I should. You can critique if you want, I know I'm failing spectacularly which is why I just wanted to make this about my sweet girl and how tolerant she is! I start lessons this week, yahoo!


Patting Miss Mare


Me and Charles, the South African "I was racing Arabs when I was 12 through African dunes" guy who came to visit the BO this weekend and sparked a violent urge to ride ponies 24/7 LOL


Crossrail!


2'0" vertical


2'6" mini oxer

Had a blast riding today, and Zierra certainly loved jumping again!


     
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    08-23-2011, 12:04 AM
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Green Broke
Looks like yall had fun! Your position looks pretty good to me, but I'm no expert.

Zierra is a gorgeous girl.
     
    08-23-2011, 12:32 AM
  #3
Weanling
Of course Arabs can't jump!
     
    08-23-2011, 02:28 AM
  #4
Showing
If arabs can't jump, someone needs to tell my friend's arab hunter gelding and my old gelding (who was 3/4 arab and 1/4 saddlebred). They both LOVE to jump.

Great pics!
     
    08-23-2011, 10:02 AM
  #5
Started
Great photos, looks like ya'll had a blast!
     
    08-23-2011, 10:41 AM
  #6
Banned
Looks like fun!



You do realize that the saying has nothing to do with their ability to go or not go over an obstacle, right? It has to do with how they jump with an inverted frame.
     
    08-23-2011, 02:11 PM
  #7
Green Broke
Great pics! Looks like a lot of fun!
     
    08-23-2011, 02:15 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Your butt is a little high out of the saddle. Better hands and you look great!
My hunter pony is half Arab, and he beats the crap out of "fancy" jumpers at shows.
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    08-23-2011, 02:30 PM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
Looks like fun!



You do realize that the saying has nothing to do with their ability to go or not go over an obstacle, right? It has to do with how they jump with an inverted frame.
Does that have anything to do with Arabs being usually high neck set/arched, more upright so to speak?
     
    08-23-2011, 11:58 PM
  #10
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
Looks like fun!



You do realize that the saying has nothing to do with their ability to go or not go over an obstacle, right? It has to do with how they jump with an inverted frame.
Yup, I realize that there's a reason why people say it, Zierra's dam had a real tendency to "jump like an Arab" with low knees, high head and inverted frame. In general, Zierra tends to jump a lot rounder then the average Arab, and uses her neck and back. The Crabbet lines are well known for their athletic ability though, so no real surprise.
     

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