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    07-22-2014, 01:49 AM
Originally Posted by Stoddard    
Friend says he does what a lot of OTTBs do when they first start jumping.
You do realize that this explanation is no clearer than the "jumps straight-legged" explanation, yes?
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    07-22-2014, 01:55 AM
Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
You do realize that this explanation is no clearer than the "jumps straight-legged" explanation, yes?
Yes, for you. But I can't get it recorded or photographed right now because my phone shattered and I lack a camera, so this is going to have to do for now. >< I'll update on progress with pictures later, yeah?
    07-22-2014, 03:38 PM
Sounds like he probably hangs his knees. We had to work really hard to get him to lift his knees when we got him. To this day, he still isn't as tight as I'd like, but he picks himself up over bigger jumps, so I can't complain

If he is hanging his knees, you've got some great info here to help combat that! :)
    07-22-2014, 06:30 PM
Originally Posted by upnover    
In fact, I saw a grand prix a few years ago where this horse dangled his legs so bad I was terrified of a flip but he launched his body so hard and high over the jumps he didn't even come close to touching a rail! VERY rare!
Off Topic, but I am wondering if you were lucky enough to see Rodrigo Pessoa jump his incredibly athletic but unconventional Loro Piano Tomboy.
First video is at the Atlanta Olympics.

Second video tells his story
    07-22-2014, 06:37 PM
I, too, am very interested in what this "straight legged" jump is! I am imagining a deer "pronging" over a fence in my head and know that can't be right!

And updown, that horse looks wicked uncomfortable to ride!
    07-22-2014, 07:29 PM
Oh lord, he does look uncomfortable on those landings, but he can FLY! Wow.
    07-23-2014, 02:14 PM
Oh man, so even if City doesn't turn out to be a good enough jumper to do shows (for fun), he's an amazing flat worker and I love it.
    08-03-2014, 10:57 AM
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We have no explanation of what you or your friend means by saying straight legged when jumping.
As this is not a technical term at all I think your friend does not know as much as she thinks.
    08-10-2014, 05:47 PM
Ya if he's used to poles he might not realize the height of the jump and not tuck his legs in as if it well a pole
    08-13-2014, 05:08 PM
Did we ever get confirmation of what's going on here??

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