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        01-01-2009, 05:20 PM
      #41
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    Bleh, I've only jumped 2'9! I've been riding 8 years, but I always rode school ponies, then I leased an older top hunter pony who due to an injury should only jump 2'6". Now I'm riding green horses who start with smaller jumps, and my horse who is barely safe over 2' (although he did jump a ten inch cross pole at least 3'6". It had flowers and he thought they might kill him:roll:)
         
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        01-03-2009, 08:42 PM
      #42
    Foal
    How high I jump depends on the horse I'm riding at the time. I showed 4 ft when I was 14 on my trainer's horse... Then I schooled my warmblood 4' and showed her 3'3 when I was 15-18... In lessons I have jumped 4'6 because that was the caliber horse I was riding at the time... Currently everything on depends on the horses I have in training. My best jumper is a 13.1 pony who I school 3'6, after that I school my 15.2 horse 3', but he's only a coming 5 y/o Paint so I figure that's pretty good.

    My boyfriend would like me to add that he has jumped 5'... On a 16.2 Percheron, in a western saddle, while pulling back on the reins with all his might as it rushed to the gate of the arena and jumped out. He holds it against me that he has jumped higher than me, but this goes to show, that the height of the highest jump a person has jumped doesn't say how good of a rider you are.

    EDIT: He wants everyone to know that the lady watching all of this unfold said that he had good form in the air, despite the horn pushing into his gut.
         
        01-03-2009, 11:24 PM
      #43
    Yearling
    I have a standing vertical of 36inches.

    I know that has nothing to do with this thread but k.
         
        01-05-2009, 12:02 AM
      #44
    Weanling
    I have been riding for about 7 years and have jumped up to 3'9"-4ft. We would be going higher but we have gotten in a rut. Its becuase both me and Joe were rushed into things to quickly, when I started jumping 3'3''-3'6'' fences I should have only been jumping 3ft. When I got joe I had only been riding for a few years and he was a 3 year old ( I lease him now but when I first got him I was leasing a 9 year old and was just riding Joe) and Joe to got pushed to jump 3'6'' only about 4-5 months after we first started. SO we are both kinda trying to gain what we lost. I don't think height really matters in what type of rider you are, now adays I could get on any horse and handle bucks,taking off etc... but I am only jumping like 3ft and hte occasional 3'3'' and 3'6'' fences we have in the arena.
         
        01-05-2009, 10:14 PM
      #45
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    It depends on the horse ... I can jump as high as the horse I am riding can ... lol ... right now I have a very young green horse and we are just starting ... about a foot and a half ... but I have jumped much higher on other horses ... it's all relative to the horse...
         
        01-06-2009, 05:51 PM
      #46
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by megannigan    
    My boyfriend would like me to add that he has jumped 5'... On a 16.2 Percheron, in a western saddle, while pulling back on the reins with all his might as it rushed to the gate of the arena and jumped out. He holds it against me that he has jumped higher than me, but this goes to show, that the height of the highest jump a person has jumped doesn't say how good of a rider you are.

    EDIT: He wants everyone to know that the lady watching all of this unfold said that he had good form in the air, despite the horn pushing into his gut.
    That's too funny


    I've been riding a little over 13 years, and I jump around 3'ish. I've jumped 4' for fun.
         
        01-06-2009, 10:11 PM
      #47
    Yearling
    I've been riding for 15 years, highest I've jumped is 3', I know pathetic right? Well unfortunatly my old trainer who I was with for 12 years has a nasty habit of holding people back, And since I've switched trainers I haven't really had a horse that had the ability to go higher. Im hoping my new baby Amber will be the key :)
         
        01-07-2009, 12:21 AM
      #48
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    Burning... I have had trainers like that... they get you to a certain height and then leave you there ... I am hoping that my mare I have right now will be willing to take me higher. It's nice that I am at a point where I have enough foundation that I can move fwd on my own :)
         
        01-07-2009, 06:51 PM
      #49
    Weanling
    I don't know, but I have been riding for 3 years and I jump verticals that are maybe a foot or two...
         
        01-10-2009, 03:46 PM
      #50
    Foal
    I have been riding eight or nine years now and the first seven were western and recent two were english and western, but mostly english. I jump like 2'6 2'7 ish, and really I am happy with that for now, I really want to go somewhere with dressage. ;) I can't say my exact (parents don't like me too) ;)age but I am under 18.
         

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