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post #21 of 22 Old 04-04-2007, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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No im just asking......

Wondered what poeple thought. I have worked on a showjumping yard and an eventing yard.

The showjumping yard used to import belgium warmbloods, some of them as young as 2/3 already broken and obviously not performing the dressage over there very well and so were being got rid of at silly money!! They would come over and after 4weeks would be doing tracks of around 3ft6-3ft9! So im not convinced that they all have years of training, they seem to to me to just be chucked in at the deep end mosta the time!

The whole lets loose jump them in the menage and put up rediculously sized fences and see how big they could go attitude of some of the kids at my old yard was scary! Not even a warm up for the horse and just throwing up big uprights (parents with money and buying them seriously talented horse im afraid!)

Where as the evnting yard worked on the flat with there horses and lots of ground poles until they were around 5/6yrs old, then they would do all the jumping work gradually at home! They seemed to me to have much more concern for the horses but then eventers are stioll young and 'novice' at the age of 8/9yrs!

Just wondered what people think?
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post #22 of 22 Old 04-05-2007, 11:07 AM
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I agree to Raini & most of you.
A horse wont do something that they don't want to!

Here in Estonia, we have a highest jump competition too, once a year, at the end of Palladium cup. The last horse that won was about 1.80 cm high & normaln size to jump it. But the others were very small horses & one horse fell on it's neck cos he was too small for that jump.
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