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post #1 of 19 Old 08-22-2011, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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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!


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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


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



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post #2 of 19 Old 08-22-2011, 11:04 PM
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Looks like yall had fun! Your position looks pretty good to me, but I'm no expert.

Zierra is a gorgeous girl.

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post #3 of 19 Old 08-22-2011, 11:32 PM
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Of course Arabs can't jump!
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post #4 of 19 Old 08-23-2011, 01:28 AM
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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.

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Great photos, looks like ya'll had a blast!
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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.
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Great pics! Looks like a lot of fun!
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post #8 of 19 Old 08-23-2011, 01:15 PM
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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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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?
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post #10 of 19 Old 08-23-2011, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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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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