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    11-07-2012, 01:39 PM
  #11
Foal
Absolutely! I have a video of us jumping 3'11 that I will upload when I get home. The video was taken two weeks ago
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    11-07-2012, 03:38 PM
  #12
Foal
Sure, I have a video of me and Bugsy jumping 3'11 on my laptop. It was taken two weeks ago so it is very recent. Last weekend we had an A show but didn't go that high so I'll post the one of us practicing
     
    11-07-2012, 03:55 PM
  #13
Weanling
Post both of them. I'd like to see you in a show and at home practicing.
     
    11-07-2012, 04:06 PM
  #14
Foal
I can't cause the movie at the show was taken by a professional and I can't download them to my computer
     
    11-08-2012, 12:15 PM
  #15
Foal
Gymnastics gymnastics gymnastics. Keep the fences LOW, cross rails even. Line of bounces, 1 stride to 2 to 1, whatever, change often to keep his attention. Also, work on taking fences at a trot. He'll probably be clumsy at first, let him make his own mistakes and learn. He's capable, but being lazy.
     
    11-08-2012, 12:19 PM
  #16
Weanling
Do you think that maybe your horse is just burnt out?
You say you lunge him even when you ride him and you ride EVERY day. A horse (no matter what level) should have at least one day off out of the week. Horses needs time off to, just like us. Give him a week to be a horse and not have to worry about "going to work" everyday. He might just be tired - plain and simple.
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    11-08-2012, 12:22 PM
  #17
Foal
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Originally Posted by blush    
Do you think that maybe your horse is just burnt out?
You say you lunge him even when you ride him and you ride EVERY day. A horse (no matter what level) should have at least one day off out of the week. Horses needs time off to, just like us. Give him a week to be a horse and not have to worry about "going to work" everyday. He might just be tired - plain and simple.
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I'd love to let him just be a horse if he would only stay fit. He's been off a week and I got him back to work Monday now he's all flabby! His "day off" is a trail ride for an hour. I'll definitely do the gymnastics! I love doing them and now I have an excuse haha
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    11-08-2012, 04:31 PM
  #18
Trained
He will not lose muscle in just a week !
     
    11-08-2012, 04:36 PM
  #19
Foal
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Originally Posted by gypsygirl    
he will not lose muscle in just a week !
Funny how you think you know what my horse will and will not do. He's flabby, on his stomach, hocks, shoulders, and chest. Therefore I will not change my schedule because all it will do is make him more fit. I am just as dedicated as he is and I hold him to the same standards I hold myself. He gets 2 days off before week long A and AA shows to relax. That is his down time. I hold him to a high standard and we both work out hard. For me in and out of the saddle to stay fit. I just needed advice on how to make him pick his legs up more at the little 3'9 stuff
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    11-08-2012, 04:44 PM
  #20
Trained
Horses actually don't start losing muscle for about a month...doesnt matter if I know your horse or not. I agree with blush that he should get a good break.

How is he even flabby on his hocks ?
     

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