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post #11 of 17 Old 05-25-2009, 09:01 PM
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Awww yea my mare was calmer with boots on as well because she was happy that she wasnt stepping on herself :]

Yes I do he is on a forum here about a yearling critque; but I will post some links to him here.

Dont worry about the horse in the background; all the horses there are resuce horses. The one in the back just got there and is an abuse case. So they are working on him.

As for his breed I agree with you with some of the TB he could be Appendix. But either way you have a very atheltic horse that looks very healthy and can excel in any discpline it seems.

As for his jumping, no as long as her remebers to put his feet down. It could mean that he is extra careful over fences when you start training him.
When you start training him over the fence with a rider on him or you on him try to stay out of his way as much as possible. Its sad to see a horse with a lot of talent then some riders and trainers start training them and all that horses natural scope goes down the toliet. He has a natural jump. Work with him not against him.

haha with my horse who had a lot of bascule ovre fences it was hard at first and i would go into two point and it felt like i would get slammed in the chest; ouch!! but you find a way to work with him and i find for a horse with a lot of bascule that an auto instead of a crest release is just so much better for both horse and rider.

But I was always taught auto releases never much so crest releases untill now.

Here is a photo of my newest boy;
Photos of the horses that I had and ride now I just loaded onto my page.
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post #12 of 17 Old 05-25-2009, 11:42 PM
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^^ AHHHH this picture is amazing! What a great shot! Indy is GORGEOUS. He has lovely form too!

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post #13 of 17 Old 05-26-2009, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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SilentBravery09: Maybe that was part of his problems before. I love the boots I have, they're Justin's and I bought them from a friend for like $50 for all four just because she was going to college and wasn't going to need them anymore. They are originally for high performance activity and she used them for barrel racing (like three times, so basically new!) and the trainer down the road from me said they would be good protection for jumping too.

I totally forgot I saw your yearling! I was going to respond and say how GORGEOUS he is but I was to lazy to sign in (it was like 4:30 in the morning after I finished a civics paper...). I LOVE his coloring. SO jealous. What do you plan on doing with him?! I didn't realize that was your horse, I wasn't paying much attention to user names. Congratulations on him! I can't wait to see more pictures :]

Before I start jumping him I am going to take some lessons at the barn down the road as a refresher course. I have jumped for about 9 years (starting with small cross rails) and have competed up to about 3 1/2 feet. I by no means consider myself an expert however and will be getting some "professional help". On the other hand though, I would like his training done "my way" so to speak so I would like to do most of it myself with the help of a trainer instead of the other way around. I will be posting pics and videos all the time because of course I am going to be looking for opinions on how I am doing with him.

I am a huge fan of the auto release and usually use that unless I need to grab mane which i usually try to do with only one hand as weird as that sounds.

I love the picture of your new horse!

Jubilee Rose: Thank you so much! I went to CVS earlier and had the picture of him in mid air blown up so I could frame it. I am so excited to get back into jumping!
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Thats how I did it with my Midnight. I took lessons on her and they worked with me and her. It was alot better then having a trainer ride them, and if i didnt agree on something I could speak up. They wanted to put her in a twisterd wire cause she wasnt responsive to the D they had in her, instead i just changed it to a thicker egg butt bit and she did great.

Its good to be there for your horse.

As for Maverick he will be, or possibly be my Event/Dressage horse.

I have high hopes for him.


Good Luck with your Horse.
I cant wait to see some progress.

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post #15 of 17 Old 05-26-2009, 09:06 PM
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Holy cow that horse is beautiful!!
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post #16 of 17 Old 05-26-2009, 10:33 PM
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I attempt to get him to jump at liberty. I'm also doing light ground work with getting him to walk over the jump calmly (having it under him makes him nervous >.<)

Sometimes he refuses...sometimes he goes over, sometimes he doesn't go around the corner and discovers the gate -shakes head-

Wait! I'll fix it....
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post #17 of 17 Old 05-26-2009, 10:46 PM
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haha, he looks eerily like my grey beast, i actually did a double take :P

I think your boy is lovely. I agree with the comment that said that young horses do tend to overjump. My 4 year old is being free jumped right now. Some days he runs right into it, other times he jumps the 2ft X like its close to 5ft. They just need to realize that for the smaller fences they don't need to exert themselves quite so much :P But your boy has lovely form, so its a great starting place. When you do jump him, just try to stay out of his mouth as much as possible so that he learns that it is ok to jump up and over without fear of getting banged in the mouth :)
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