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Which do you prefer to do the most?

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    View Poll Results: What do you prefer to ride or do the most?
    Bareback 8 19.51%
    Huntseat 0 0%
    Saddle seat 3 7.32%
    Jumping 12 29.27%
    Western 13 31.71%
    Dressage 5 12.20%
    Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

     
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        03-14-2009, 12:43 PM
      #11
    Trained
    My heart and soul, and passion is in Eventing - Horse Trials, but I focus mainly on dressage.

    TOO MANY JUMP TOO MUCH!!!! They think jumping is the be all and end all, and jump, jump, jump, jump without realizing how much wear and tear they are putting on their horses joints.

    A horse only has so much jump in them - why waste it on daily jumping? Did you know GP jumpers will only jump once a week, or even in the warm up ring just before a comp - because they know how valuable these horses are.

    They spend most of their time focusing on flat work, flat work, flat work.

    Why don't people get it? Poor horses :( To boot - they over jump their horses, with no care to their legs and joints aftarwards.

    I hack mostly. Lots of trail riding, hill work. Walk, trot, canter intervals. I also focus allot on flat work in the arena at home.

    My horses legs are too valuable to waste on fences at home - I save them for schooling.

    I do an hour lesson once a week, 1/2 flat, 1/2 jumping. That's it.

    I know my horse can jump. I know I can jump - so why waste my best friend on that crud at home, when he can use it at comps.

    A horse has only so much jump in them.

    I save my horses jump for comps.
         
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        03-15-2009, 10:59 AM
      #12
    Weanling
    western
         
        03-15-2009, 12:19 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    I LOVE jumping! I jump maybe four times a week tops.
    MIEventer, I get what you are saying, but also, you need the practice and your horse needs to be conditioned regularly over jumps or they won't do good over them. My trainer tells me what to do and that is to practice jumping. And GP jumpers might not train over jumps alot, but I know eventers do.
         
        03-15-2009, 12:29 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    i aree stormy you have to practice. Its like western you have to work you horse to get head setting low enough and ride to get them to go slow. And ride to get barrel horses to turn tight and quick. You have to practise slidding with reiners.
         
        03-15-2009, 12:44 PM
      #15
    Banned
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    Originally Posted by MIEventer    
    My heart and soul, and passion is in Eventing - Horse Trials, but I focus mainly on dressage.

    TOO MANY JUMP TOO MUCH!!!! They think jumping is the be all and end all, and jump, jump, jump, jump without realizing how much wear and tear they are putting on their horses joints.

    A horse only has so much jump in them - why waste it on daily jumping? Did you know GP jumpers will only jump once a week, or even in the warm up ring just before a comp - because they know how valuable these horses are.

    They spend most of their time focusing on flat work, flat work, flat work.

    Why don't people get it? Poor horses :( To boot - they over jump their horses, with no care to their legs and joints aftarwards.

    I hack mostly. Lots of trail riding, hill work. Walk, trot, canter intervals. I also focus allot on flat work in the arena at home.

    My horses legs are too valuable to waste on fences at home - I save them for schooling.

    I do an hour lesson once a week, 1/2 flat, 1/2 jumping. That's it.

    I know my horse can jump. I know I can jump - so why waste my best friend on that crud at home, when he can use it at comps.

    A horse has only so much jump in them.

    I save my horses jump for comps.
    I agree. My horse is bred for eventing ( his uncle is Olympic Bronze medalist and WEG Gold eventing medalist) but seeing how short-lived most eventers from the overjumping I went with dressage/jumper instead. It is sad to see so many horses front legs bent out of shape with being jumped and jumped again.

    Certainly you need jump practice just as you need dressage practice but I do see way too many horses over jumped both in the amount of jumps and the height.

    Interesting though I do find that the top level eventers do measure out their horses better overall and Spy's relative was Internationaly competative for a very long time.
         
        03-17-2009, 08:46 PM
      #16
    Foal
    I love to jump, but I haven't actually jumped in ages (though during my last lesson, Verdy decided it would be easier to jump OVER the little trot poles instead of stepping over them. Silly horse. XD)
         
        03-17-2009, 10:28 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    Saddle Seat but Bareback and Western are tied at at a very close second
         
        03-18-2009, 06:08 AM
      #18
    Started
    DRIVING!!!!!!!!! :)

    But of the choices, jumping
         
        03-21-2009, 04:58 PM
      #19
    Chat Moderator
    Western all the way.
         
        03-21-2009, 06:38 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    I'd say a tie between jumping and bareback. I chose bareback, but I'd have to say I like them just the same.
         

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