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    11-15-2011, 10:01 PM
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Yearling
How High Can she Safely Jump?

I jump my mare 2'6"-2'9" but would like to go higher. She is 14.1 1/5 hh and has no problem at all over that height. I've jumped her once or twice over 3' and again, she didn't have any difficulties with it. How high could she safely go?

Conformation:


Jumping 2'6":


Me and her 2'3" high 3' wide log:

(not me riding in these videos)

No comments on rider please, just the horse's ability/inability to jump higher.
     
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    11-15-2011, 10:24 PM
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Height of the horse is not a limiting factor in asking how high she can jump. There have been grand prix jumpers that have been little bigger than she is. It is much more a matter of the horse's heart and training.

One thing that will help her is to teach her not to counterbend on her turns. Use your inside leg to push her onto her outside shoulder so that she can bend properly on her turns. You might have to put a little extra weight into your outside stirrup to keep from leaning in yourself, which adds your weight onto the inside shoulder (which you are trying to lighten). This will help her maintain her balance and allow her to keep her impulsion while going into the jumps.
     
    11-15-2011, 10:41 PM
  #3
Yearling
My paint is 15.2 and has jumped about 4'3'' with my trainer. It's all about talent.

Have you tried free jumping???
     
    11-15-2011, 10:48 PM
  #4
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Allison Finch    
Height of the horse is not a limiting factor in asking how high she can jump. There have been grand prix jumpers that have been little bigger than she is. It is much more a matter of the horse's heart and training.
Too add to this, there are horses 17hh who couldn't go over 2ft if they tried.

I've sure ridden some of them... :)
     
    11-15-2011, 11:07 PM
  #5
Trained
Here we go, from way back when



He was 14.1 hh, and competed at the Olympics

Stroller | Show Jumping Nostalgia
     
    11-15-2011, 11:13 PM
  #6
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STROLLER!!!

I had no idea anyone would remember Stroller! I remember Marion Mould (before she was Marion Coakes) on that fabulous pony!!
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    11-15-2011, 11:16 PM
  #7
Yearling
The rider in the videos isn't me :) Except for the first one, so the counterbending thing isn't because of me in that case. I know that height isn't completely a limiting factor, but judging on how well she handles that height and her conformation could very well be, right?
     
    11-15-2011, 11:20 PM
  #8
Trained
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Originally Posted by Allison Finch    
STROLLER!!!

I had no idea anyone would remember Stroller! I remember Marion Mould (before she was Marion Coakes) on that fabulous pony!!
LOL, I can remember PLEADING to stay up and watch her jump, *sigh* the days when show jumping had its fair share of characters
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    11-15-2011, 11:23 PM
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Yearling
I love hearing about Stroller. I wasn't alive when he was, but he makes me think my pony could be a lot more x]
     
    11-15-2011, 11:35 PM
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I saw nothing with your pony that would limit her. Continue with you training, especially the flat work. The flat is where you build your horse's ability to handle the tighter, higher jumps. See where she goes. She'll let you know when she maxes out.
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