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    06-17-2008, 02:30 AM
Another update; jumped Maia!

Today I decided it was time to see if Maia could jump. She's come back into "shape" really well. By shape I mean... she's less fat than when I got her and now she has muscle and endurance... but she's still very erm, pudgy haha
Anyways, after an ample warmup, I set up some trot poles between my "standards" (they were very makeshift!) and she had to spook at those a few times, but got over it very quickly.
Once she was comfortable with the idea of keeping between my standards, I put it to a little crossrail. Let's just say she was not too keen about jumping it. So we walked over the first couple of times. Once she was okay with that, I asked her to trot over it. She made it very apparant that the crossrail was much too small for her ... she kept knocking it over, so I raised it to about an 18" vertical (yes, very small still, but hey, we're just getting into it!)
She jumped with flying colors! She got the right distances, and only knocked a couple of times, which ain't bad considering she's never jumped before! I only jumped her over this half a dozen times or so, then let her cool out. Didn't want to fry her little brain hehe
I'm very very very happy with how she's coming along!!
Just wanted to share!
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    06-17-2008, 02:48 AM
That's awesome, JDI!! It's always fun to try new things.
    06-17-2008, 10:00 AM
You rock JDI! Good Job!
    06-17-2008, 11:56 AM
Thanks guys! I'm hoping eventually I might be able to market her as a childrens' hunter
    06-17-2008, 01:52 PM
Right on! Give Maia a big pat for being such a trooper! I will have to come out and watch you jump her now!
    06-17-2008, 03:27 PM
That's awesome JDI! I hope Maia continues to do well!
    06-17-2008, 10:04 PM
Thanks Tiff and Darylann!! I need someone to come video me so I can see how her form is... I can't tell being on top of her and all
    06-17-2008, 11:13 PM
Wow, that's so exciting JDI! Maia seems to be doing so well!

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