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post #1 of 7 Old 03-02-2009, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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Jumped Kira for the first time today!

Kira's my 5 year old welsh x. I backed her myself last year, spent last year getting her out 'n' about as much as possible, and this year plan on jumping and schooling her a bit more.

She's never jumped anything (apart from out of her field, but that doesn't count!), so on Friday I lunged her over a teeny-tiny jump that was probably about 6 inches high! She got so excited after the first time she galloped around bucking, and it took me a few minutes to calm her down! We worked up to about a foot, and then left it at that.

Today I was schooling her, and she was so good I put the fence up again and lunged her over it - not really planning on riding her after her exciteable reaction before!

But she was so good, I hopped back on and rode her over it a few times! She LOVED it - never a hesitation or a thought of ducking out. It was brilliant!

No pictures, as I was on my own, but I'm going to drag my boys along next time so we can get some piccies. Can't wait to take her a little higher!

Reading it back, it doesn't sound very major, but it was a big milestone for us!
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-02-2009, 05:44 PM
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that is GREAT! as long as she likes it, she'll be good! sometimes my Lacy is lazy and acts like shes never seen a jump before, but other days she'll be perky and be going over the fences like shes been doing it for 30 years!(shes 4 xD) lol
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post #3 of 7 Old 03-03-2009, 06:34 AM
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Thats great, glad she went so well!

So now you MUST get pics for next time hehe :)
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post #4 of 7 Old 03-03-2009, 06:47 AM
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how high??!!??!!
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Aw, very good to hear! :) That's great that she was doing well. Hope to see some piccies sometime!

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post #6 of 7 Old 03-03-2009, 09:50 PM
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And a jumper is born! Congrats, glad it's going well.
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Aww that sounds great! Hopefully she'll calm down abit soon :)

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