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post #11 of 28 Old 10-16-2010, 09:07 PM
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^^That's why our 4-H horse show at the fair only permits entries to the jumping classes for those that have taken the project "learning to jump" as their 4-H project for that year. Prevents a ton of injuries, as they put that rule in place right after people started entering horses in 2' working hunter classes....horses that had never seen a jump before in their lives. A few riders got injured pretty bad.
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post #12 of 28 Old 10-16-2010, 09:08 PM
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I've known people that have been in rotational falls. It's scary. Hugely scary.
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^^That's why our 4-H horse show at the fair only permits entries to the jumping classes for those that have taken the project "learning to jump" as their 4-H project for that year. Prevents a ton of injuries, as they put that rule in place right after people started entering horses in 2' working hunter classes....horses that had never seen a jump before in their lives. A few riders got injured pretty bad.
Our 4-H requires that you be an advanced rider to jump, and you have to be certified. An approved trainer has to watch you ride (at the 4-H jumping clinic) and IF and ONLY IF you are safe, they will certify you.

Even with being certified, there is a LOT of scary and bad jumping. It's better to learn the RIGHT way first and save yourself from getting hurt later.
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I personally know someone who has broken a rib & had the wind knocked out of them from slamming into the horn when they tried to jump in a western saddle. It's really not the world's best idea.
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Okay, I was riding today with a western on a trial riding and my horse got spooked and jumped and it hurt. From here on out I'm jumping bare back until I get a jump saddle. I mostly western ride that why I don't have a english one. I can use one from someone I need. My horse is short and small so I don't think she would be a good jumper but she good a 3 an half foot fence I put her for a second and she cleared it easy. She only 14.2 hands high.
I don't strung by bees on the trail ride. D:
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14.2 is definitely not too short to jump. I've known plenty of ponies who were amazing jumpers.
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Teddy O Conner. Advanced level eventer and 14.1 and1/4 hands high

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I've been in a rotational fall, no injuries but the scariest thing that's ever happened to me. It was nobody's fault (green horse) but you can bet it shot my confidence for a couple of years

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Yeah she was galloping sped, (NO one on her) and she jumped the creek ad it was about four across. She was a great jumper and a great barrel racer too. She is 18 now good before I got her, she was in big show winning first place. In barrels, so I thought she won't be a jumper cause barrel racer. But she both, shocking.
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I've been in a rotational fall, no injuries but the scariest thing that's ever happened to me. It was nobody's fault (green horse) but you can bet it shot my confidence for a couple of years
Oh I don't even want to think about it... I have a friend that competes at intermediate, one that is going to move up to prelim, and three that are moving up to training. Watching them is so scary for me! Even though I know they're all completly capable riders, it still scares me! Lol

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