How big is this jump? :)

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    06-24-2011, 08:06 AM
Green Broke
Question How big is this jump? :)

This was the biggest jump we've been schooling at yet! (we've been at the 2'0" or 2'3" level for awhile, occasionally doing a 2'6" once in awhile).

My trainer said this was either 2'9" or 2'11" but we didn't have a measuring stick (darn!), so no way to tell for certain. So, anyone out there really good at estimating jump heights and want to take a stab at it?

For perspective, Sandie is a 14.1hh pony and I'm 5'1" 115 lbs. Here is us jumping a 2'0" fence:

Here is the approach to the "big jump" last night :)

And up and over! (excuse my legs which had slipped back and heels which were NOT down, BAD BAD me!!) I need to get used to the extra POP you get over the bigger fences I guess!

And a cute closeup of Sandie who looks like she's floating

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    06-24-2011, 09:30 AM
If the standard is 5 feet tall, I'm going to say the jump is about 2'9" to 3'. The pole looks like it is set at a little more than half way up the standard. Of course if the standard is higher then the jump is smaller and vise versa.
    06-24-2011, 09:32 AM
HITS, I am reading your first few lines and I am looking at the only photo I see so far and I am thinking 'wow, that jump does not look any bigger than 2' to me'.


I scrolled down and I got it.
    06-24-2011, 10:25 AM
Green Broke
Lol :) so what's your guess AB?
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    06-24-2011, 10:29 AM
I suck at judging dimensions with out a measuring device.

*goes to stare at the photos further to get an idea of the size of the things around it so she can calculate.

ETA - so those toters are about 19-20" tall. You are less than twice the height of the totes so that makes it less than 38"-40".
I think ErikaLynn is pretty close, 2'-9" - 3'-0".
    06-24-2011, 10:57 AM
Green Broke
I want to know if it was 3ft!! :) I am going out there with a measuring tape today I swear lol!!
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    06-24-2011, 11:01 AM
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Judging the standard height by your height, I believe those are 4 foot standards. Since the pole is a little over half way up, I would say that the MOST that would be is 2.9 (more likely 2.6). Sorry......
    06-24-2011, 11:25 AM
Green Broke
Awwww :(
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    06-24-2011, 11:26 AM
Green Broke
I'll go measure it tonight to know for certain but if it's not at least 2'9" I'll be disappointed lol ;)
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    06-24-2011, 11:26 AM
Why be disappointed? 2'-9" is not much lower than 3'. You are getting closer, that is a good thing.

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