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    10-21-2012, 12:13 PM
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Yearling
Bolting horse after small jump.

I was at a trail clinic yesterday. They had a road block thing to jump over. It's very small maybe a foot off the ground. Zahir has a very hard time goin over things unfamiliar. This is our problem on the trail. I need him to be able to jump logs, etc on the trail. He always hesitates or needs another horse to do it first. This needs to stop. So we trot up to this road block thing in the arena. Of course he stops and hesitates. I keep pushing him. Finally he jumps it! Yay! He kind of cantered after but I circled him and stopped him with ease. The second time he didn't hesitate. He jumped. Yay. But he took off and bucked half way across the arena. I stayed on lol. In an English saddle. Everyone said his ears weren't pinned and his head wasn't very low. He looked like he was having fun? I got him to stop pretty easy. The clinician said if he keeps doing it to have him checked for soreness. But I don't think he is sore. We jump one small log at home and he has never bolted or anything and we are in an open field. He is anemic (bout to do a power pack) and has been on red cell. Could he just be feeling good? Could that be his way of playing and celebrating himself? He is quite the show off and prissy. But a good boy. He has never bucked before. Any ideas? And if he does it again would it be best to bend his head slightly and disengage his hindquarters or make him keep running so he sees that bolting isn't fun because he has to work ten times around the arena If he bolts? I'm afraid that would sour him though.
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    10-21-2012, 12:27 PM
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Does he have any proper jumping experience or training? If not, I would suggest taking jump lessons with him so that you can both learn how to jump with each other, and give him the confidence that he can do it, and how to do it properly.
     
    10-21-2012, 12:36 PM
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I'm not sure about before I got him. We usually just jump small ground logs nothing big. Everything we need to jump is on the trail. I've had lessons but not jumping in particular. The trainer I was going to said I needed to learn to keep my legs back before moving on to anything else. But it seems she wants my legs too far back. It's very very hard to get my legs that far back and the further back I move them the more my top half wants to lean forward. I just don't feel balanced unless my feet are under me. She wants me to push them back further. But I just don't feel balanced with my legs so far back. I'm in an ap Crosby saddle. Pretty comfy. I feel balanced when I jump and push my hands forward and grab mane. I try two point and staying over the saddle not too far forward. These jumps are small so they aren't very hard. We were working on ground poles and trotting over them in 2 point. He was perfectly fine on those. So maybe it's him maybe it's me. Maybe it's both. I wish someone had video taped the "rodeo" but noone was so I have nothing for anyone to go off of. But afterwards I cantered him around on both leads and trotted and we even went down a small drop off. He acted perfect. No lameness or anything off!
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    10-21-2012, 12:38 PM
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It's difficult to find a trainer in these areas. The trainer I was seeing mainly does hus, English pleasure, and dressage. I think the closest trainer that could possibly help me is almost an hour away.
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