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        10-20-2011, 08:08 PM
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    Jumping potential?

    Do you see some jumping potential with this pony?
    I know he is just kind of hopping over them, and seems a bit lazy, but maybe that is because he is not challenged? Lol

    Thanks!


         
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        10-20-2011, 08:22 PM
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    I like him. He just takes it all instride and seems able to recover himself or change his stride at the last minute nicely. But, I am not a jumper. I just think he looks handy and compact and sure footed. I like that in a horse.
         
        10-20-2011, 08:26 PM
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    Good to hear :)

    He does seem pretty... natural for lack of a better word.
         
        10-20-2011, 08:40 PM
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    Green Broke
    Looks like he'd make a cute little h/j pony to me!
         
        10-20-2011, 09:05 PM
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    Goody! :)
    I would love to event with him, but I guess I COULD break down and do some hunter with him too. Lol
         
        10-20-2011, 09:42 PM
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    Weanling
    He looks like he is going to be great. He seems very level headed, and while he doesn't put much effort into these, he takes it all in stride. I can't wait to see him undersaddle jumping!

    I just have to ask... is that a feed trough? When starting a horse over fences I would be very hesitant to use something that doesn't fall for him just because he probably doesn't know where his feet are yet and it would be so easy for him to caught up in it. Just a thought... he's super cute and it would be awful if he got hurt!
         
        10-20-2011, 10:03 PM
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    Thank you! While I agree, I really have no control over it, since it is a potential buy. Before I asked for jumping videos, I did suggest that they use collapsable jumping with a good ground line. She was going to use hay bales but I guess changed her mind. :p

    The irony of this thread is that this is actually a horse most discounted from jumping because of conformation photos I posted ;)

    I can't wait to get him! Hopefully next week, and get some dressage lessons started!
         
        10-20-2011, 10:33 PM
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    Green Broke
    He is very cute, I agree with not using solid jumps but since you have no control over that. There is really nothing you can do.

    I think with time and being slowly and correctly introduced into jumping he'd make a nice little jumper.
         
        10-20-2011, 10:53 PM
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    Yeah, he definitely needs some gymnastic/grid work to fine tune everything. But I'd love to hit a few dressage shows first.

    Thanks so much each of you for taking the time to reply!
         
        10-21-2011, 02:16 AM
      #10
    Yearling
    I'd like to see this pony jump something down a line and at a canter. (i.e. Free jumping through a chute)
    The lunge line is short enough that he is forced to jump on the angle of the circle, and at a trot he doesn't seem to quite know where his feet are.
    However, I think he would make a lovely little sport horse. He's quiet and isn't over jumping the heck out of the "jump".
         

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