why jumpers don't do hunters.
Bri. all 15 hands of her. I've had her since mid-March. initially, she hated jumping with a passion. jump or pole. she'd slam on the breaks, kick out, rear, spin etc, to avoid it. ruled out pain. after a talk with her old owners (got her from auction, but still keep contact with them), come to find out that one day, she decided she didn't want to jump anymore, so they just let her be.
so I set to fixing that problem. now, we're competing 2'-2'6, and schooling 3'+ (mainly out XC)
I've competed her mostly in hunters, but since she prefers speed, also in jumpers. Her hacks are dead, dead quiet. like. throw a 2yo kid up on her type of safe-quiet. but jumping is another story.
anywho. did jumpers 2 weeks ago, and hunters this past weekend....which was more like a jumpers show :)
3 lines, all 72', and an outside single. easy 5 stride, right? everyone was getting 5 or 6. but no, not my horse. petite 15h qh that she is just has to do the line in 4 :roll: needless to say, we didn't place in that course :) 2nd course wasn't much better. it was a bit slower, and we hit all the distances, but she was still forward and flat. we got 5th. then the hack? 2nd haha
unfortunately, no pix, as we were just doing the maidens at 2', and she looks like cr*p at 2'. she's really forward and flat, so I didn't even bother. but I wish I had a video of that line haha