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        09-10-2007, 06:55 PM
    I didn't even notice you didn't have a hat on. .
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        09-10-2007, 08:00 PM
    I agree totally about the trail being at least equally dangerous. In fact, now that I have seen the things I have seen I do not get on one without a helmet regardless of what I am doing! You just never know!
        09-11-2007, 04:17 PM
    Originally Posted by Willow
    Originally Posted by Willow
    Originally Posted by krazi_katie
    keep practising and working with your horse on jumps. Promise you'll post some pics of you guys after a bit more practice?
    I will, I promise!
    Originally Posted by Gold_Treasure
    Isn't that kind of high for a begginer horse?
    I don't think so He loved every minute of it! And don't forget, he's not a young horse anymore! He's a well trained 12 year old!
    I never said he was a young horse. I'm just saying if he's never jumped before, I would say that's kind of high.
        09-14-2007, 02:15 PM
    Definitely have to agree with Gold. Even though he's older and a well-trained horse, he needs to build up those muscles for jumping. You start out with ground poles, then move up to a cross rail. You need to take your time with him if you want him to last. I understand you're eager to get back into it, but you're trying to do too much too soon.

    If you want to be jumping higher, maybe you can get another horse to jump while you bring him along.

    He does have good form over the jump!
        09-14-2007, 06:10 PM
    I mentioned that, the day we took these pics, was his 3th time jumping. I meant "jumping" which (to me) does not include ground work with poles, cavalettis and cross rails.
    So seeing him jump 85cm doesn't mean I pulled him out of the field and chased him over the jump!

    I really feel a bit attacked here :(

    I've been around show jumpers all my life and rode/trained horses who competed on the international level. I guess I do have a bit of an idea of what I'm doing.

    I entered this photo in the "critique" forum to get an idea, if my seat is still ok after a almost 10 year break...

    I'm sorry if I seem to be a bit "sensitive" about this but I just had to say it!

    So, now I feel better
        09-14-2007, 06:54 PM
    Sorry... If you've already done all the other stuff with the horse, then you're fine!!

    Maybe you could show some pics from more of the side view. At that angle, it's kind of hard to tell your position. From what I can see though, it looks good. And, as I said, your horse has good form over the jump.

        09-14-2007, 07:59 PM
    I think in your second picture you need to center yourself in the saddle a lliiiiittle more and push our arms a little farther up the neck. Jeeze, after ten years, and that's pretty good!
        09-14-2007, 08:26 PM
    I agree, more of a release over the jump would be good. :)
        09-15-2007, 01:20 PM
    I do agree with everyong with the ground poles etc.but if the horse can jump high why not,some horses only respect jumps when they are bigger asnd this horse seems to be respecting them as it is higher.she knows what she is talking about obviously.
    Right your lower leg needs to come foward a bit but I know its hard to keep foward and you need to give with your hands a bit more.
        09-15-2007, 09:19 PM
    Thanks guys for your input! I'll definitely work on that!!

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