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post #1 of 9 Old 11-19-2011, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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My horse "jumps" random things lol

So, while riding with my family in the pasture, we decided to lope through a flat that just had some small brush in it and some sagebrush. Well. My horses lope felt reallllly off. Later, I learned that she was trying to jump the brush as we were going along. lol. She's slowly figuring out that she can't jump it all....

Anyone else have similar issues?

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post #2 of 9 Old 11-19-2011, 06:59 PM
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My horse jumps shadows sometimes. Just ignore it, they'll figure out on their own eventually. :)

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post #3 of 9 Old 11-22-2011, 12:43 AM
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lol I rode an arabian once that would jump shadows, it got kinda of rough when riding in a group! lol
eventually they get it though just sit deep on them like "were riding through!" kind of thing (this might only work if your horse associates jumping with two point however)
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post #4 of 9 Old 11-22-2011, 12:41 PM
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Haha, my horse jumps everything under the sun. Little, tiny, branches on the ground, shadows, puddles, bushes, everything
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post #5 of 9 Old 11-22-2011, 12:43 PM
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My old paint used to jump just about anything she could. Including fences...

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post #6 of 9 Old 11-22-2011, 04:44 PM
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My horse jumps the curb to get on a paved road!

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My old paint used to jump just about anything she could. Including fences...
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post #7 of 9 Old 11-22-2011, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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It's actually quite interesting. :P But "hop"fully she'll get over it soon lol

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post #8 of 9 Old 11-23-2011, 03:17 AM
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My friend has two TBs (16+hh and 17.1hh) and this chunkly little 15-15.1hh grade QH that's blind in one eye. Guess who loves to jump anything and everything? The chunky QH. She just kind of accepts it. He hasn't tried anything completely ridiculous yet to my knowledge.
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post #9 of 9 Old 11-26-2011, 06:35 PM
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A little 13.3 arab mare I had(had to be put down when I was 17 or 18) jumped a cone, we were riding western as I had always done and I was trying to make her go around the cones and she jumped it lol. My TB has jumped a pile of baby powder, poop and a span of 3 ground polls lol
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