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        09-20-2008, 11:39 PM
    jumping my horse at shows

    Okay I have a 17 year old quarter horse that I have jumped before but not at a show. Well I want to start getting him fit and training him to jump but I willl probably going 2 ft.. maybe 2.6 ft... but does it matter if I am in lower levels even thought of my age and the height of my horse.. he is 15hh.. what do you guys think.. I just don't like jumping him too high but I will wait and see how he does to see if I want to go higher. I will be showing next summer doing who knows what but I know I will be in lower level jumping and extremely low cross country.. do you think it matters??? Any help is appreciated.. thank you so very much!
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        09-21-2008, 03:34 AM
    Don't know how showjumping comps are run where you are but here you compeat on leavel, you choose what height you want to jump, or the height your graded for regardles of age of height of horse.

    Make sure you jump a height you are comfortable with, showjumping comps are lots of fun, good luck.
        09-21-2008, 03:44 AM
    Go for it and have fun! I took my crazy 19 yo pony (14.1hh) to jump club today, we did the 70cm and 80cm rounds, had a blast! I am 25 too by the way, hehe. Long story short, my parents told me when I was younger I can only have one pony/horse and I could never sell my little boy, I love him way too much so have been stuck with a crazy pony for over 10 years I wouldn't have it any other way
        09-21-2008, 06:14 PM
    Awww.. I will keep yall postd on his training and when we show next year.. I need some ideas.. I have no arena and no field to ride in. I rid eon mainly the side of the road or on the dirt roads.. how can I teach him to jump with no jumps or area to jump.. jumpin gis my passion and I will do anything to keep it alive!!i was thinkng bout making a jump and setting it up on the side of the dirt road and jump there.. im not worried about how duke would do with not being in an arena then geting in one with all the crazy stuff happening.. but I am worried about how he would judge the jumps and time it.. any ideas... I really need some help!
        09-21-2008, 08:49 PM
    Hmmm, that is going to be tricky if you don't even have a field to use! But starting with a jump on the side of the dirt road, if it is safe footing is a start. Just make sure you have a good clear take off and landing space. Use ground poles as a start too if you can so he can see the base of the jump to get his take off right. Maybe someone else with have some better suggestions.

    There isn't someone who has an empty paddock you could ask to use???
        09-21-2008, 09:20 PM
    No sadly.. there is people that have like a half acrea field I might could ask them sometime, but probably not! I will just make due with what I have! :)

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