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post #1 of 8 Old 01-16-2010, 03:59 AM Thread Starter
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Critique freejump with my horse

Hello all, I'm looking for comments on how my horse's jumping looks. He's jumping a little over three feet in the picture. He himself is almost 16h. Just so people know, he is a Tennessee Walking Horse, 5 1/2 years old. Sorry that the pictures are a little blurry, the dust was everywhere, and I'm not a great photographer under normal circumstances, lol.
ANY comments welcome, please just don't be rude :)

P.S. Does his neck seem too thin to anyone? If yes, how would that impair his ability to perform in jumping?

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-16-2010, 04:34 AM
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sweet! got a nice scopey jump on him x

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post #3 of 8 Old 01-17-2010, 06:06 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! He's scopey when he is energetic, but some, it's almost like he realizes he can crash into the jump to make it shorter, rofl.
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He is a good jumper. However you don't jump tennesse walking horses they may be able to do but it kills there back after doing it for awhile. That is at least what I have always been told. However people still do it so don't let me stop you I just never would. Also my friend has one and she doesn't jump him for that reason.

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post #5 of 8 Old 01-17-2010, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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:) Tennessee Walking Horses can jump the same as any other horse. I have been in the breed for several years and I know several breeders--none of them ever had problems with the horses that were jumped.
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his neck looks fine :)
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post #7 of 8 Old 01-18-2010, 01:34 AM
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He looks quite nice. Any horse with a confirmed walk, trot, and canter can jump very well. The problem might come if he switches to a TWH gait instead of a trot or canter. He could still jump, but it would be hard for him to have the proper engagement to thrust with his haunch for a bigger jump. At least, that has been my experience with gaited jumping horses.
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-18-2010, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input everyone!

Allison Finch--Yes, that is what I have experienced as well. Fortunately Dimey has a great canter, and prefers cantering to anything else(he is a BAD gaited horse, lol) so I always jump him from the canter, and he doesn't mind a bit.
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