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        11-05-2009, 12:35 AM
    Red face obssed with Jumping!!

    Okay I have a huge problem!!!!
    I am obessed with jumping!!!
    I can not stop!!! Everyday I ride I jump my horse
    He is sore and I just can not help it!!! I hate dressage!! I can do it and I am good at it (so I was told) But I don't like it!

    Please help as I know I am hurting my horse!!! I need help desperatly!
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        11-05-2009, 12:37 AM
    Your horse is sore and you are jumping him?
    Please think about this for a minute. The words "cruel" and "selfish" pop into my head.
    Beyond that, no horse should be jumped everyday...
        11-05-2009, 12:47 AM
    Sell your horse and take up motorcross. A motorbike won't break down or get hurt if it is jumped everyday.
        11-05-2009, 12:50 AM
    WS, I was thinking something more along the lines of this:

    You should not own a horse (or any animal for that matter) if you can't even show enough compassion to your horse to not jump him because he is sore.

    Harsh? Yeah. If you were closer I'd take more direct action, like calling your local SPCA, or at least getting in touch with your parents.
        11-05-2009, 12:54 AM
    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
    Your horse is sore and you are jumping him?
    Please think about this for a minute. The words "cruel" and "selfish" pop into my head.
    Beyond that, no horse should be jumped everyday...
    Really ? Cause Heartless pops into mine... I am shocked..
        11-05-2009, 12:59 AM
    ^ Yup, that looks about right also!
        11-05-2009, 01:07 AM
    This has got to be a joke. Some kid wanting to rile us up. Nobody could be so stupid as to jump their sore horse.

    If so, they need to give the horse to someone competent and take up something more their speed like.. fake plants.

    Yeah, I am mad.
        11-05-2009, 01:11 AM
    Im with ya girl...
        11-05-2009, 01:24 AM
    Green Broke
    Yes YOU have a huge problem. I'm pretty sure that you aren't going to listen to the previous peoples advice, I'm not saying I disagree with them but please take this into consideration.

    Rest your horse. Put him out for two weeks. Then if he his sound bring him back into slow work. If he is lame or sore in anyway do not ride him, call a vet. This is a living breathing animal that you are fully responsible for. Understand that he is pain and he cannot escape it. I'm sure you love your horse, and you just don't know better, but horses require knowledge, read some books in this two weeks off, ignorance is not an excuse regardless of your age.

    Only jump your horse once a week. In general horses don't need more than that, and for you that will be plenty. Try not to jump on hard ground and use protection. If dressage is boring then don't do it I guess, just be a trail rider and go walking on trails. Whatever. But if you are planning on doing something that requires control, like jumping, then you have to work on control, and that is what dressage is about, control, balance etc.

    Please find a knowledgeable instructor, please respect your horse and please help him. You might think we are over reacting, but we are not.

    If you don't think you can "control" yourself, or you think that your "obsession" is too hard to handle then maybe you should not have a horse until you learn self control and how to be responsible. Maybe just restrict yourself to weekly lessons or something.
        11-05-2009, 01:30 AM
    Saskia, you get a thumbs up from me... for being eloquent, and informative. I saw red and posted red.
    The OP knows what she's doing is wrong and yet is still doing it -- I've seen this a LOT on the forum recently! Is it a new trend? To claim ignorance, or just do it anyways without regard for another creature's feelings?

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