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post #1 of 20 Old 01-04-2010, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Smile First jump stories...

I will always remember my first jump: I trotted over a foot tall crossrail on Comanche and felt like I was flying! I want to hear about everyone elses first time jumping and what it was like! I know there will be some fun stories lol!

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post #2 of 20 Old 01-04-2010, 09:06 PM
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My first jump was over a muddy puddy on the super hyped up Arab I was riding with friends on a trail outing. He's a great jumper and barrel racer and we'd been looking for something to for me to take him over but found none. He didn't want to walk over a puddle so when I insisted he launched crossed it.

I quickly had my second jump on that same ride when we were riding in the washes (you know the empty dips in the land that water runs down with it rains) and he decided he didn't like it anymore and leapt about three feet up the wall of the wash. Course then he had to jump back down because there was no way else to get to the group without having to back track a long ways. :P I was ecstatic.
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post #3 of 20 Old 01-04-2010, 09:37 PM
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My first jump was an horse decided to jump the traffic cone rather than go next to it. first real jump was over a little log out on a trail.
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post #4 of 20 Old 01-04-2010, 11:56 PM
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My first jump I was trotting my mare over a 30cm "jump" if you can call it that. Anyway Arrow never jumps, so when she FLEW over the pole at one stage, it took me by surprise! So I tried her again, and she jumped it again! It was amazing!!!

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post #5 of 20 Old 01-04-2010, 11:59 PM
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i dont remember my first jump !

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post #6 of 20 Old 01-05-2010, 12:46 AM
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I don't know if he actually jumped, but I beleive my old gelding lept over a narrow creek once. I haven't jusmped since then thougha nd that was like 2-3 years ago

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post #7 of 20 Old 01-05-2010, 06:18 AM
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I just walked towards a creek, loosened the reins, caught the "thing on the western saddel- in the front" and closed my eyes... I survived In nature I usually DO jump, but I am not enough trained to du it at lessons. When I can, I walk around the obstacles, but if there is a neccessarity.... In lessons I tried few times, now about once a month with my little pony mare-she loves jumping... But really jumping training I had firstly about a year ago, on one old orlovian fox trotter, he was amazing, she jumped like 5 yo, even though he was 20 yo...
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post #8 of 20 Old 01-05-2010, 07:56 AM
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my first jump wasnt long ago even though ive been riding all my life ive always been to scared hah we went out for a hack the day after some really bad weather their was 4 of us and a tree had been blown over by the storma nd was blocking the way everyone jumped it forgetting that iŽd never done it in my life and my mare who has reallybad separation anxiety decided she didnt care what she had to do as long as she wasnt seperated from the group so as i realised what she was about to do i just held on for dear life ............ AND LOVED IT!!!! haha since then i have benn practising in the ring and having lots of fun! also me and my horse have bonded lots!!!!!
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post #9 of 20 Old 01-05-2010, 04:41 PM
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I'm one of those idiots that started riding at a friends 3 months ago and didn't learn the basics properly so my first jump was my first time riding. (Not including walk and trot-on-lunge lessons aged 5.)

I was oblivious to the danger and jumped nearly 2ft I think? Anyway, needless to say I lost my confidence after many many falls. Got some lessons, learnt the basics, now jumping very small at about 2ft but finally cantering confidently too.

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post #10 of 20 Old 01-05-2010, 07:00 PM
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I don't remember mine... :(
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