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post #1 of 3 Old 05-17-2007, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
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Ok.....possible new horse?? Confidence booster!

I have worked with hundreds of young horses and my eldest is 6! I have put her on here before (i think you all liked her! hehe)

Now i took her cross country last week and although she was fantstic i was not! It has been a long time since i was a brave jumper but i would really like to get the old me back!

My trainer said that when i jump flo i need to push her and have more faith in her (apparently she has tons of ability that i just dont unlock because im so nervous) I dont have alot of backing from family or friends and really do all my horses off my own back, so very often lack confidence in my own ability!

Therefore my trainer took me back to her yard and put me on fenix. He is an BSJA veteran jumping tracks of 1.40m, he is 17.2hh Hanoverian and i am 5ft4! (i thought she was having a laff!!hehe)

Anyway he was a sit and go horse.....the most well trained and trustworthy horse i have sat on in a long time and he had me confident at jumps and then courses of 1.25m in around half an hour! I was on top of the world and went back and rode my mare like i have never done before....with confidence and self belief!

I have since been trying to find a school master that can show me the ropes again so i can stop blocking my mares jumping progress, but not break the bank!

Here he is......He is a 9yr old Hanoverian, standing 16.3hh, (big but not 17.2 at least! hehe) I am going to see him on monday hopefully! (abit skinny (and muddy) as the lady selling him said it is his only fault)

She says this on her advert...
Max is a quiet and genuine schoolmaster.An absolute gentleman in every way. Anybody can ride this horse.He will take a complete novice or nervous rider and is perfectly schooled for the more advanced rider. Snaffle mouth. Does flying changes and lateral work.Jumps coloured and natural fences with ease and does an excellent dressage test. He is good in the school, out hacking and in traffic. Very well mannered and polite. He will fit in to any job. Family allrounder, riding school, competition home, quiet hack or first time horse.A genuine bargain. sound and vicefree.

What to you think?? Good idea??

Elz x
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post #2 of 3 Old 05-17-2007, 10:54 AM
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Hi Elz,

He looks nice, and sounds ideal. Would they possibly let you take him on trial first?
I've been in the same situation as you, my confidence whilst jumping took a huge knock when I had a bad fall before christmas. Not a nice place to be when your nerves go. I just bought a new mare, you'll see her in critique under meggymoos new horse. I've got to say from the moment I got on her, I felt safe and relaxed, which to be honest is a first for me. Have you had a ride on him yet? What were your first impressions?
I've had my new girl a week tomorrow, and I dare do anything on her. You stick a jump up and say jump it, I'll do it.
If this new chap makes you feel like that, then go for for it!!!!
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post #3 of 3 Old 05-24-2007, 11:56 AM
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Hi Elz,

Did you get him?
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