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        02-13-2013, 03:47 AM
      #11
    Yearling
    You both are looking pretty nice. In the second picture you're a little ahead and your leg has come back, but I like that your back is flat, and your eyes are up. I actually really like the shot of you jumping with no irons. I think his ears are pretty telling for how comfortable he is with your position. In the shot where you're jumping without your irons, you actually look more secure and centered, and in turn he's keen and able to do his job without worry for where you're at.

    As for this German thing... were you jumping the big stuff, it'd maybe make me nervous, however; with these fences and a well mannered horse, it doesn't offend me one bit. I'd be interested to hear why you're uncomfortable with a German, JDI. Because the truth is, that most of what we put on our horses can be dangerous. Reins can get caught in legs in a fall, saddles can slip sideways or under bellies, polo wraps can come undone, irons can take you for a drag, and so on and so on...
         
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        02-13-2013, 08:27 AM
      #12
    Weanling
    Just out of interest, a German martingale is that the same as a Market Harborough? Never heard of a German martingale and was wondering if it's one of those things we have different names for or whether I'm generally clueless...
         
        02-13-2013, 11:33 AM
      #13
    Showing
    Minstrel, this is a German martingale. The bungee ropes connect from the breastplate, through the bit rings, and snap onto the rein rings.

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        02-13-2013, 11:42 AM
      #14
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Oxer    
    You both are looking pretty nice. In the second picture you're a little ahead and your leg has come back, but I like that your back is flat, and your eyes are up. I actually really like the shot of you jumping with no irons. I think his ears are pretty telling for how comfortable he is with your position. In the shot where you're jumping without your irons, you actually look more secure and centered, and in turn he's keen and able to do his job without worry for where you're at.

    As for this German thing... were you jumping the big stuff, it'd maybe make me nervous, however; with these fences and a well mannered horse, it doesn't offend me one bit. I'd be interested to hear why you're uncomfortable with a German, JDI. Because the truth is, that most of what we put on our horses can be dangerous. Reins can get caught in legs in a fall, saddles can slip sideways or under bellies, polo wraps can come undone, irons can take you for a drag, and so on and so on...
    Thank you oxer. I lost my stirrup and said oh well it's not big at all. I've been working on a lot of flat work and not a ton of jumping. It's helped me so much haha.

    Tinyliny- Thank you. He thinks so too haha
         
        02-13-2013, 11:46 AM
      #15
    Weanling
    Right, so it is the same as a Market Harborough, thanks very much Equiniphile. In which case, yes, it absolutely is a gadget, but if adjusted properly I don't see why it would be dangerous to jump in one. Not as safe as a running martingale should a horse trip after a jump etc but can't see why it's worse than draw reins?
         
        02-14-2013, 03:03 AM
      #16
    Weanling
    Just so you all know we are going to be stepping down too a running this coming sat to see how that goes. I've never jumped him higher then 3 foot in a german. :)
         

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