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        02-06-2010, 12:47 AM
      #21
    Yearling
    thanks Umm, I'm new to jumping too so, do you have any tips on how to place the jumps correctly, as in stride-wise :/
         
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        02-06-2010, 12:54 AM
      #22
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by flamingauburnmustang    
    He is adorable! Well done on jumping him! It's a great feeling when you take a horse over his/her first jump...

    It's very important to take it real slowly, so you don't scare him away or injure him. Start with small cross poles, work on trotting poles to get his striding right, and canter poles. Then when he is going nicely, try some grid work. Don't make the sessions too long though, it can be quite strenuous on a horse that hasn't jumped before.

    Good luck, and keep us posted.
    I agree with this.

    It can be fun for a horse to jump, especially when they never have before. But what happens alot of the time is people have so much fun jumping, they start doing it too often and a horse will get sour to jumping and not enjoy it at all. Of course I'm not saying YOU do that, I'm just saying in general that happens alot.

    He's a cute little guy!
         
        02-06-2010, 01:30 AM
      #23
    Yearling
    Thanks! Yeah, I'll only jump him about 1-2x a wk in the spring/summer/fall and only 1-2x a month in the winter
         
        02-28-2010, 02:23 PM
      #24
    Yearling
    I jumped him again yesterday, he litterally was flying over them! I made a cross rail with two wood poled and 2 buckets and he loved it! I also put a pvc pipe before the jump to help him with his strides. If orgot to get pictures without me in them though :(
         
        02-28-2010, 03:37 PM
      #25
    Yearling
    That's awesome! I'd love to see him jumping. Well done!
         
        03-01-2010, 10:06 PM
      #26
    Weanling
    CONGRATS!! Yay I am so happy for Copper(that is his name right) keep it coming!
         
        03-02-2010, 01:34 AM
      #27
    Weanling
    Congrats. I still have to wait abit till my mini is old enough to jump :\ but I do it about 1 time every 4 months? And he loves it!! So CONGRATS. I hope you have lots of fun! And also, are you going to do shows?
         
        03-02-2010, 05:42 AM
      #28
    Foal
    Awesome =]
         
        03-03-2010, 02:56 PM
      #29
    Banned
    Good for you did you say 38 inch is he a Shetland pony if he is he is looking great.
    I have 8 hens and a cockelerl I love them to bits we got them about a year ago.
         
        03-03-2010, 03:37 PM
      #30
    Yearling
    Yeah he is about 38-42 in, somewhere in there, I haven't sticked him. He is a miniature.
         

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