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post #1 of 9 Old 09-15-2012, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Does my horse have a decent jump?

Forget my awful position I thought she was going to refuse:/but do you think my horsey has scope? And do you think she has a good jump? Do you think we could compete in jumping eventually? Sorry for the blabbering, thanksx
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post #2 of 9 Old 09-17-2012, 10:32 AM
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Well she's definitely tidy with her front end.

There's no reason why you couldn't compete in jumping. This isn't really a great picture to say whether or not she's really scopey though, so I couldn't really give an opinion on that. For you, just definitely work on your lower leg and get with a coach to help you guys out (if you haven't already). She's super cute. :)

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post #3 of 9 Old 09-18-2012, 10:56 PM
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She looks kind of scopey, but she hangs her knees. It looks kind of like you got a bad distance here.
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post #4 of 9 Old 09-19-2012, 12:59 AM
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she pushes off with both hind feet. That is a big plus. Once she gets the hang of what jumping is all about, she should begin to jump out from under her shoulders. She looks like she will have a nice round jump. You will have to learn to ride that kind of jump accordingly. :)

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She looks nice and she would compet well :)
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I would be concerned about how much she hangs her knees. She is quite round with her body (which is how she compensates for her knees). She might be ok for lower levels, but generally a knee-hanger can be dangerous (they can catch a knee on a fence and flip) but you can sometimes get them to jump better through gymnastics. Lots of bounces. Use some groundlines to help her get to a better distance. Good luck!
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post #7 of 9 Old 09-22-2012, 12:10 PM
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Yup, same as above. Cowboy used to be a big time knee hanger. But, through gymnastics, lines, different jump types, etc. It is no longer an issue :) I think that once you work that out of her, she can be really nice in the competition world :)

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post #8 of 9 Old 09-22-2012, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everybody, I've noticed that about her legs. She's been jumping for about 7 months now and is doing really well, she can be hard work but she really is making me proud

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post #9 of 9 Old 09-22-2012, 05:10 PM
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Gymnastics do make a difference. My horse wasn't a huge knee hanger, but she never really made her front legs parallel to the ground. She used to look like this:



Then after a few months of gymnastics she started to jump more square like this:

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