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        06-09-2011, 02:28 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Can you please critique my pony's jumping?

    Tango is a nine-year-old, 13.3 hand (just a hair under 14 hands) Arabain/Mustang/Quarter Horse/Thoroughbred gelding.

    Here is some pictures of him jumping:
    Photo0397 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    Photo0524[1] | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    Tango Jumping | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    Tango Jumping - April 12, 2011 (2) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    Tango Jumping - April 12, 2011 (1) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    Please point out the good and bad please! If you have any questions feel free to ask![;
         
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        06-09-2011, 08:38 PM
      #2
    Weanling
    Theyve got some springs!!!
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        06-09-2011, 11:31 PM
      #3
    Foal
    In the first link I really like how much your horse is tucking.
         
        06-10-2011, 12:10 AM
      #4
    Foal
    They've got nice jumps, very scopey with good body positions. Very nice ponies. However... when you're free jumping you should always have a ground pole so your horse knows when to jump. I didn't see one-maybe you had one and I missed it-but you really should have one if you didn't.
         
        06-10-2011, 06:28 AM
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    Banned
    In all of the photos he is jumping very flat; but that has a lot to do with the way you've constructed the fences. The low, broad fence was qute scary and encourages a long, flat arc - pretty much the opposite of what you want.

    Your pony seems like a very willing, athletic and able soul; if you constructed the fences to encourage jumping round and from appropriate distances (ground lines would certainly be a step in the right direction) it would be easier to judge jumping form.
         
        06-10-2011, 12:58 PM
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    Green Broke
    I too noticed he is having a hard time findinghis "spot" to take off. He tucks nice and with a vertical I think you would see him round.

    Free jumping does not always equate to under saddle jumping.
         
        06-12-2011, 10:44 AM
      #7
    Foal
    Wow he's quite the beautiful horse. But like some others arew saying he is very flat with his back, normally you'd want a really nice arch with his back. And that will come with training
         

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