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post #11 of 21 Old 12-17-2009, 11:21 AM
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Silly unrelated question. Do you have permission to use that copyrighted photo or did you steal it from the photographers site?
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post #12 of 21 Old 12-17-2009, 03:22 PM
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post #13 of 21 Old 12-17-2009, 03:33 PM
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If he's has jumped and been show as extensively as you say he should be tucking a whole lot better. No Grand Prix rider is going to push a horse higher if the horse doesn't have good form at lower level stuff.

Whats his show name?
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post #14 of 21 Old 12-17-2009, 03:41 PM
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If he's has jumped and been show as extensively as you say he should be tucking a whole lot better. No Grand Prix rider is going to push a horse higher if the horse doesn't have good form at lower level stuff.
A lot of horses will show good form on the lower stuff, go up to do the higher stuff, and then when they get back down they are super lazy about it. It looks to me he's being lazy about it and basically cantering over it. Also some horses that end up doing upper level jumpers don't feel like really cracking their backs and jumping it over small jumps. Even if they've never done higher stuff, its easy, why bother? You can hardly judge a horse who did upper level stuff on a 2ft jump, especially at 17hh.
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post #15 of 21 Old 12-17-2009, 03:46 PM
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Not sure I totally agree. A horse that is going to jump that high has to really want to do it. Most (not all) horses who really enjoy jumping over jump small stuff.
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post #16 of 21 Old 12-17-2009, 05:45 PM
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I agree with you that's true for about half or more before they start doing the big stuff, and for others horses just seems like a waste of effort. Especially after they've already done really high stuff, 2ft seems more like a raised canter pole.
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post #17 of 21 Old 12-18-2009, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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Clarifying a few things!

1) Alwaysbehind: Not stolen as I have actually purchased that particular photo and so felt I had permission to use the proof.... but I should probably have linked to it instead of posting the picture :) I'll go ahead and take it down, I guess.
2) upsidedown: I like your idea of marketing him as a packer, but since he is so soft and sensitive I don't know that a kid or a novice wouldn't be intimidated by him! Also I'm not actually trying to sell him, this was just for funsies :)
3) sillybunny11486: rest assured, I wasn't exaggerating or lying :) I have his passport and his show record and I'm fully aware of the level he has competed at. Also, believe me, this is a horse that truly enjoys jumping. And what upsidedown says about his form is totally correct...I've seen him looking beautiful over the bigger stuff, but he really doesn't try at all over anything I do with him. In the very beginning, I actually had issues trying to get him to do 2'3'' trot jumps, because he would just treat them like trot poles :) That is, he would go over them but there would be no jump. Haha.
I agree with all that's been said about his jumping form being crappy. Believe it or not, that's actually a pretty good picture of his knees, most of the time he barely picks them up.

Wow, that turned into quite an essay!

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post #18 of 21 Old 12-18-2009, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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Not sure I totally agree. A horse that is going to jump that high has to really want to do it. Most (not all) horses who really enjoy jumping over jump small stuff.
I just now saw this! He does, in fact, overjump most things, I guess you can't tell from the picture I posted...one of his barn nicknames is "Sprouts Wings" because he has a tendency to go soaring over little 2'6 oxers :)

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post #19 of 21 Old 12-18-2009, 09:24 AM
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I figured it was for fun, but if you do market him that's what I'd angle him as. Maybe not a packer, but I feel like for a brave talented kid trying to move up some levels in jumpers he'd be a nice schoolmaster. I'd steal him if I wasn't so small and if I had the money xD The last 17h horse I rode my leg barely came off the saddle pad - its hard being 5'1" xD
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post #20 of 21 Old 12-18-2009, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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Yep, definitely agree with you, he'd make a lovely children's jumper. And I'd say it's harder being 5'11 like me! Haha. Anything smaller than this boy and I look like I'm going to crush the horse! XD Haha if that's the case with most 17hh horses and you, you'd probably look ridiculous on my guy, he's got quite the barrel!

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