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  • What is a jumper prospect?

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    12-25-2012, 05:57 PM
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Jump Prospect?

So..Im debating on getting into some english riding, specifically hunter/jumper, and was wondering if ST looks decent for it? I know she looks good in an english bridle (what Im using since that's what my snaffle is on lol), but Im not sure how she'd look english in general, or if she'd hold up to jumping (under 3').

I can try and get some better conformation pictures tomorrow if I make it out to the barn, but this is what I have currently since Im always alone when Im out.

Wrong angle, but she's almost square..

If you can tell anything abiut movement with this..
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    12-26-2012, 11:49 AM
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No one can tell anything from these..?
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    12-26-2012, 11:58 AM
Her back is a little long. She also stands under herself A LOT in back and appears slightly sickle hocked because of it. She does appear to have a nice laid back shoulder.

Can't tell anything about her movement from that one pic other than she's got her head up in the air and it looks like the rider her pulling her head in. She'll need to learn to drop her head and round out her topline.

Do I think she could do low level hunters/jumpers? Probably. Do I think she'd excel or even be any good at it? Probably not.
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    12-26-2012, 12:02 PM
Almost every horse sound of body and mind can jump up to ~3'. Whether or not they are any good is a totally different question. To find out, you'd have to jump her. Please take lessons from a qualified professional to do so though.
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    12-26-2012, 12:07 PM
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Bleh..Ill try and get a time picked out to trailer to an arena just to use it and get some pictures/video.

Her movement is better than that now (still working on it) and we have a relatively level headset with a bit more impulsion now.
I think we had just finished a canter/trot transition in that picture (awhile ago though)..So I had a bit of extra contact on the bit (also probably a bit tense on my part as it was our first show we were participating in and she had decided to run backwards towards a group of kids before I jumped off and took her down to the other arena to fix mounting and backing issues safely.

I also don't think she stands under herself much in the back, but better confo pics will shine light on that.

She's definitely learned to drop her head and round up some since last show season (that picture), so Ill try and get some better pics/a video of that. Ill try and get someone to come to the barn with me and video/picture..No one seems to wanna go though, so that'll be like pulling teeth, lol.
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    12-26-2012, 12:10 PM
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I've jumped before and would be confident jumping her over crossrails after some pole/cavaletti work, but I don't have a nice flat spot st the barn Im at, so Ill definitely be going to lessons for it. Hopefully able to trailer her..but I need to either catch BO on off days or learn how to drive a stick..lol.
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    12-26-2012, 12:33 PM
Look at that second picture again and tell me she doesn't look like she's standing under herself. We can only go by the pictures you give us, so I told you what I saw in those pics. *shrug*
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    12-26-2012, 12:54 PM
I have the same problem of trying to organise a second person for pics. I just bought a good video camera that I can pull stills off of video and some basic editing soft ware. I just put the camera up on a jump standard, turn it on and work with the horse. It's not perfect video but I can pull photos off, edit out the blank spots etc, so its usable. I'm sure one day the camera will hit the dirt but that's what boxing day sales are for.
    12-26-2012, 01:14 PM
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I wasnt trying to say you were wrong about her seeming to stand under herself, especially in the third picture. In the second picture her other leg is set more normally though it's covered by the leg she has forward.

I can attempt to set it on a fence and do that..I might have to put the mini up in a stall though (she wont let me touch her, but walks up to the BO lol), she aggitates ST by following her and I know she doesnt work well while she's in that pen.
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