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        01-12-2009, 05:32 AM
      #1
    Foal
    Horse Jumping - Possible Jumper?

    Hey Everyone,


    I know I only have one photo of him.
    And I will upload more.
    So for the time being don't complain.

    Wanting to know what you think of this jumping photo.


    Thanking You.
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        01-12-2009, 06:09 AM
      #2
    Yearling
    Isnt having an open drum as a wing a little dangerous?
         
        01-12-2009, 09:43 AM
      #3
    Weanling
    Your horse looks like a cute jumper...but the rest of the photo screams "Dangerous" Open drum on a high jump? Lack of equitation over fences? Good luck with him but don't forget that saftey should always come first.
         
        01-12-2009, 10:39 AM
      #4
    Yearling
    He looks really nice. Cute tuck, nice even knees and a determined look on his face :) But I agree everything else looks dangerous. Especially that open drum, what if he put a foot in it. Is that you riding? Whoever it is looks extremely off balance, heels up weight on the hands leaning on the neck, butt too far forward. Need to be a bit more careful
         
        01-12-2009, 11:10 AM
      #5
    Yearling
    Is the drum closed on the other side? Flip it over, if not you could probably buy a lid or find one at a feed store. I use drums for standards but always put the open side down!

    As for your horse, his knees are nice and even, he is tucking well. He is rounding over the jump as well but could probably use a ground pole and some grid work to get his take off a little closer, he looks a little far so might hit the fence with his back legs? He also looks a little unhappy with his ears back, maybe cause he took off so far away?

    As for the rider, you need some work on your legs. Really get hose heels down, almost feel like you are pushing your heels forward and wrap the legs around the horse. Your upper body looks nice and light and your hands followed the horses mouth.

    You both look like a pair of possible jumpers! Lots of grids to find your take off :)
         
        01-12-2009, 01:10 PM
      #6
    Yearling
    To me he actually looks like he's struggling with this jump, but that's just the impression I get.
         
        01-12-2009, 04:20 PM
      #7
    Foal
    Thank-you to everyone who commented.
    Yes I Will Fix The Drum.

    Lack of equitation over fences? Good luck with him but don't forget that saftey should always come first. -BuckOff
    Is that you riding? Whoever it is looks extremely off balance, heels up weight on the hands leaning on the neck, butt too far forward. Need to be a bit more careful - Burning

    As Pinto said he did take off too far back on this jump, which affected how he and I jumped. He didn't really look like enjoying himself. This has been my first time jumping him higher, and I forgot my half halts and everything so he caught me unaware when he jumped all the way back from there. And yes I know that's not an excuse for my equitation to slip!

    Thank-you Everyone!
         
        01-12-2009, 06:08 PM
      #8
    Foal
    He looks like a very cute jumper, and as in the pic looks as if he can jump pretty high. But I agree with the others on the open barrel, you don't wanna use that escpecially on such a high jump.
         
        01-13-2009, 08:03 AM
      #9
    Weanling
    Do you have access to a more finished jumper? Or know a jumping trainer in the area? If so a few lessons over higher fences would probably be a good idea just to get you more comfortable with a higher fence. That way your balance over the fence doesnt throw off your horse while he's learning to jump.
         
        01-13-2009, 04:27 PM
      #10
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BuckOff41570    
    Your horse looks like a cute jumper...but the rest of the photo screams "Dangerous" Open drum on a high jump? Lack of equitation over fences? Good luck with him but don't forget that saftey should always come first.
    ...without mentioning the noseband falling off his face
         

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