Apollo's first time jumping!
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding > Jumping

Apollo's first time jumping!

This is a discussion on Apollo's first time jumping! within the Jumping forums, part of the English Riding category

    Like Tree3Likes
    • 1 Post By shellybean
    • 1 Post By Live2Ride15
    • 1 Post By xlionesss

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        08-19-2013, 10:49 AM
      #1
    Weanling
    Apollo's first time jumping!

    A couple days ago I started Apollo over a small x. We had been working on it on the ground but it was my first time doing it under saddle. How does he look?!

    I know my stirrups are a hole or two too long therefore my leg isn't in proper position, and my leg is a little loud...he needs a little bump every stride to keep him going. Plus my hands are very low onto his neck...I haven't ridden english, let alone jumped, since last October so that's about 10 months, and more than half that time I wasn't riding because I got hurt after a fall off of my lease horse, and then I bought Apollo in December and let him gain weight and worked on ground work up until April. So we both have only been riding the past 4 months...I've been training him myself from the ground up but am hopefully starting lessons on Mondays to help us :)

    Skyseternalangel likes this.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        08-19-2013, 04:22 PM
      #2
    Weanling
    Very nice! You have a very nice horse!
    Posted via Mobile Device
    shellybean likes this.
         
        08-19-2013, 08:25 PM
      #3
    Yearling
    I love how easy and simple you make it look. You are very soft it seems and don't two-point for too long at all(which is very common for new jumpers). Great job!
    shellybean likes this.
         
        08-19-2013, 10:53 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    Thank you both!!

    He really seems to be enjoying it...he gets this look in his eye when he sees a jump set up. You can tell he's really thinking and gets excited. He was never like this with any of the other activities I tried with him.
         
        08-20-2013, 12:21 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    Any other opinions? Any glaring faults or mistakes I am making that need to be fixed...?
         
        08-20-2013, 04:00 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    You and the horse look happy and calm. Nobody is rushed or antsy, and it seems an enjoyable activity for the both of you.


    Just keep doing what you are doing! :)
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    First time jumping.. paintgirl96 Jumping 1 10-10-2012 11:27 AM
    First time jumping.. paintgirl96 Jumping 16 10-09-2012 07:05 PM
    Oh my! We went English?! & Are JUMPING?! First time jumping Critique(: Easter Horse Riding Critique 3 04-10-2012 04:47 PM
    First time jumping! :) ItzKayley Horse Riding Critique 10 08-12-2011 06:09 AM
    First time jumping 2'9! xoSonnyLove1234 Jumping 22 09-13-2010 04:51 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:01 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0