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    12-19-2009, 02:08 PM
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Smile How far do you think she could go in showjumping?

Here are some pictures of Phoebe just wondering how far you guys think she would be able to go in showjumping. We have jumped 1m courses competitively which is 3 foot 3 inches and we have jumped about 1.20m at home which is nearly 4 foot. The first couple of pictures are conformation shots which are a bit small so sorry for that and the last one is of us jumping 1.10m at home. So just tell me what you think.
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    12-19-2009, 02:20 PM
  #2
Weanling
How old is she, and how long has she been jumping?

She needs to snap her forelegs up a bit more to make sure she clears higher jumps, I suppose really you'll just have to try and see!
     
    12-19-2009, 02:24 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Meh. Hard to tell from the pics and I would need to see her over bigger fences but like the previous poster said, she needs to snap her legs up. She hangs her knees and her forelegs are "scissored".

That being said, looks like she really tries. Need to see her over bigger :)
     
    12-19-2009, 02:27 PM
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Thanks so much for the quick replies

Oh yeah forgot she is 16 and she is 15.1hh. The highest we have jumped is only ten centimetres up from the height in the picture but eventerdrew you are right that she really tries. I will be going down to the arena down the road in the next couple of days. I don't particularly like just trying to jump a big jump on its own do either of you or any one else have any grid work ideas that could build up to having a bigger jump at the end?
     
    12-19-2009, 04:53 PM
  #5
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Bumping this up
     
    12-19-2009, 05:59 PM
  #6
Trained
I would set up a one stride to a two stride & have the last jump and oxer & higher =]
     
    12-20-2009, 07:56 AM
  #7
Banned
I have to say that her jumping form in the photo you posted .... scares me. Sorry. Horses that have trouble getting their forearm horizontal or above are prone to bad falls if they misjudge a fence and catch a knee or forearm. The fact that she is both hanging and uneven makes it even more unsafe. I would *not* jump her over anything solid.

The good news is that she is really trying, she's making a big effort with her body over this fence because she doesn't know how to use her legs efficiently.
So has the correct instinct, she wants to be safe and live to see dinner. And there are things you can do to improve her form.

I think lots of low gymastics would really help her -- trot poles to a series of bounces to a one stride with a square oxer on the out, building up to this gradually, one element at a time. I would not go for more height until her form has improved. Also, she needs to have a true ground rail on *everything* for a while, may even rolled out six inchs to a foot from the base of the fence to help her correctly judge take off.
     
    12-20-2009, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by maura    
I have to say that her jumping form in the photo you posted .... scares me. Sorry. Horses that have trouble getting their forearm horizontal or above are prone to bad falls if they misjudge a fence and catch a knee or forearm. The fact that she is both hanging and uneven makes it even more unsafe. I would *not* jump her over anything solid.

The good news is that she is really trying, she's making a big effort with her body over this fence because she doesn't know how to use her legs efficiently.
So has the correct instinct, she wants to be safe and live to see dinner. And there are things you can do to improve her form.

I think lots of low gymastics would really help her -- trot poles to a series of bounces to a one stride with a square oxer on the out, building up to this gradually, one element at a time. I would not go for more height until her form has improved. Also, she needs to have a true ground rail on *everything* for a while, may even rolled out six inchs to a foot from the base of the fence to help her correctly judge take off.
Thank you very much for your opinion but may I ask why would you not jump her over anything solid?
She is actually much better out cross country and out hunting.
     
    12-20-2009, 09:17 AM
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Okay here are some better pictures I think they are better anyway maybe it was just that one jump she was jumping weird









I do own these Photos but do not own a scanner so needed to take them off the website
     
    12-20-2009, 09:22 AM
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Ok that didn't work em heres the links just then

Ravensdale Lodge 5th December 2008
Ravensdale Lodge Equestrian 12th October 2008
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