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        06-05-2012, 11:01 AM
      #11
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    Originally Posted by WesternBella    
    Woah, am I seeing things? In that second picture it looks like there is no cinch :O
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    Nope, you eyes are working just fine. Part of the saddle (maybe the billet?) snapped mid-run and so at that point, the cinch was hanging on the other side...


    And, I didn't think you were rude! Believe me!

    Thank you guys for your opinion, I'll look around and see if there are any schooling barn that do that around here.
         
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        06-05-2012, 12:11 PM
      #12
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    Originally Posted by Icrazyaboutu    
    Nope, you eyes are working just fine. Part of the saddle (maybe the billet?) snapped mid-run and so at that point, the cinch was hanging on the other side...


    And, I didn't think you were rude! Believe me!

    Thank you guys for your opinion, I'll look around and see if there are any schooling barn that do that around here.
    OHMIGOSH!!! I didn't even notice that! Did you stay on?


    I say, if you want to try jumping for fun, go for it! You could totally do some small schooling shows with him. Unfortunately any of the bigger hunter shows would likely turn their nose up at a draft... he just doesn't fit the bill for a hunter horse. And he probably wouldn't be able to go fast enough or high enough for jumpers. Jumpers have to be able to get around tight turns quickly, and I'm guess his difficulty with that is the reason you don't want to barrel race him. But I'm sure you could find some small schooling shows to do that would be fun, if you wanted to.
    I most usually see draft horses being used for dressage.

    Are there any gaming events you could do with him that don't involve tight turns? He looks like he has some get up and go.


    If I had a drafty, I'd be getting myself a cart and playing around with the whole driving thing. Maybe not as fun as riding, but I've never done it before, so I'd love to give it a try.
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        06-05-2012, 05:07 PM
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    Originally Posted by enh817    
    OHMIGOSH!!! I didn't even notice that! Did you stay on?


    I say, if you want to try jumping for fun, go for it! You could totally do some small schooling shows with him. Unfortunately any of the bigger hunter shows would likely turn their nose up at a draft... he just doesn't fit the bill for a hunter horse. And he probably wouldn't be able to go fast enough or high enough for jumpers. Jumpers have to be able to get around tight turns quickly, and I'm guess his difficulty with that is the reason you don't want to barrel race him. But I'm sure you could find some small schooling shows to do that would be fun, if you wanted to.
    I most usually see draft horses being used for dressage.

    Are there any gaming events you could do with him that don't involve tight turns? He looks like he has some get up and go.


    If I had a drafty, I'd be getting myself a cart and playing around with the whole driving thing. Maybe not as fun as riding, but I've never done it before, so I'd love to give it a try.

    I stayed on until he did a sharp turn... Actually, I stayed in the saddle the whole time. Its just, the saddle didn't stay on his back... Haha first time (and hopefully only) falling off of him!

    I wanted to make him a cart horse (there's a guy who make gorgeous Cinderella carriages nearby) but my Dad won't let me. He won't even let me buy a harness. So much wasted power... Haha
         
        06-05-2012, 10:54 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Ok, girl, you can ride. Love to see you do just what you did in the video with a saddle and a helmet on. Give your horse some more room to prepare. What a judge should be looking for at a schooling show is safe and quiet... Never know til you try it. Sorry to hear about your pony.
         
        06-06-2012, 03:35 AM
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    Thanks, I don't saddle up too often.. It takes a lot for little me to lift a saddle onto his back and I'm lazy, but I plan on tacking up and going out soon, so maybbe I'll have someone video us with tack. The video doesn't show but we did two laps around the arena before doing the jump. And okay good to know.
    And thanks, about the pony thing.
         
        06-06-2012, 04:28 AM
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    OMG!! Did you lose the girth on that one photo? YIKES!

    There is no reason not to consider eventing this horse, especially at the lower levels. Any horse can do it and they tend to love it. It will mean learning as much (and more) dressage as jumping. The dressage will make the jumping SO much better.

    I agree, not a hunter prospect. But I bet, with the gaming background, you would appreciate eventing better anyhow!!


    Edit....just finished reading the thread and see I did detect the girth problem. Again....YIKES! LOL!
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        06-06-2012, 07:29 AM
      #17
    Foal
    If you enjoy jumping and your horse does. Do it!

    He may not be your typical jumper but I bet he can jump, where I am heavy draft types are really common. I jump schooled a pure Clyde mare a year or so ago and she was amazing, although a bit slow in between she made up for it with a massive stride and good corners, and she could jump like nothing I've ever seen cleared 5ft with ease...

    Basically do something your going to love doing with your horse, that's what ridings all about after all...
         
        06-14-2012, 03:12 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Jumping is my favorite. I think you would love it, you look like you have good balance. Dozer is stunning!
         
        06-15-2012, 05:08 PM
      #19
    Foal
    You should totally switch to jumping, I currently do hunters and am absolutely loving it! Your horse is beautiful by the way, not exactly the breed for jumping but hey, who cares? While jumping you do have to be aware of the risks though. You should also be sure that you are ready for jumping before you start.
         

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