Wow! I was avoiding this thread because I don't jump -- this reminds me why -- not because of the wipeouts and refusals, but because it's so flippin' hard! When I was a teen and riding at the local ranch we used to jump a bit here and there all in fun. We never cared how high, how well or anything. The horses were just grade trail horses. Results were often disastrous (sp?) and rather than learn how to do it right, I just quit! What a loser I am.
All you jumpers have my admiration for your skills and perseverance! (clapping hands)
Yeah I was sweet after the falls lol, got back on and tried again, fell off again, got back on tried again and got it right hehe it was lol,
Note that my leg goes through the jump in the first falling off pic hehe
Another one of my friends at her first show. First jump, Storm canters up to it full speed stops at it and as she turns him away he leaps into the air!
Don't worry, she normally gives with her hands so much she was just completely caught off guard
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LOL! It makes me laugh when horses do that they're like "NO! Wait for it... wait for it... SHE'S NOT PAYING ATTENTION!!" *leap* hahahaha.