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post #11 of 26 Old 11-22-2009, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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is that the paint horse from your other threads ? he didnt look like he was over jumping to me
Noo. He's not the paint. Zucchini is an amaziing jumperr. :)
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Has he been over jumping for long? And how often do you jump him?

Sorry for the questions, LOL, but maybe if he has been over jumping for just a little while, maybe after lots of training and jumping he will calm down abit and realize the jumps won't eat him, and then he will just jump normally.

If you aren't comfortable jumping him often, then maybe ask your trainer to jump him for you for abit and see how that goes.
He has been overjumping for a while. I jump him once a week or so. Other people jump him when I'm not, but he is being used mainly on flat now because he is, like I said, kind of hard to jump. He overjumps for everyone.
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From your last post about him you said he was pretty green to jumping... Also according to your thread you've only had him a few weeks.. That is definately not long enough to tell if he'll make a jumper or not, just give him more time. Also, try riding through a tight grid of 3 or 4 jumps with canter poles between. Like trot pole, jump, 2 canter poles, jump, 2 canter poles, jump. etc. Or even without the poles. When he is in a grid he has to adjust his stride to fit the grid and if the striding is short, he'll have a hard time over jumping and he may figure out that he doesnt HAVE to jump that big. If you can't handle his jump, find someone who can. Why can't your trainer ride and work with him?? Also like someone else said, if jumping isn't his thing then just ride him dressage, or sell him as a dressage horse.
I'm not sure if I was unclear.. but we have had him for several years. He spends some time at the barn in Virginia, and only recently came home from a 3+ month stay down there. I'm not sure if he's green to jumping exactly. He isn't really new to it, but he is still figuring out how to do it.

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post #12 of 26 Old 11-22-2009, 09:17 PM
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I'm not sure if I was unclear.. but we have had him for several years. He spends some time at the barn in Virginia, and only recently came home from a 3+ month stay down there. I'm not sure if he's green to jumping exactly. He isn't really new to it, but he is still figuring out how to do it.
Oh, ok! Just going by your last thread about it. If he's still figuring out how to do it, then he is green and needs time. I really suggest trying lots of gymnastics with him. If there is no one that can handle his jump, set up a chute of gymnastics and free lunge him through it. Also try something higher.
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post #13 of 26 Old 11-23-2009, 11:22 AM
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Yeah, try equineeventer's advice. That's all I can think of for the moment. Let us know what you decide to do.

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post #14 of 26 Old 11-23-2009, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Well I haven't been riding him as often lately. Saturday has become Roger & I's schooling day instead of Wednesday, and then Wednesday is my more advanced lesson, and I ride either Roger or Zucchini while Liz schools D. . so I don't really ride him unless Rog is on break Saturday. She hasn't been jumping him. . but Liz is an amazing rider and I trust her with him completely.

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post #15 of 26 Old 11-24-2009, 08:48 AM
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You should maybe ask Liz if she can try jumping him abit if she has the time. See how that goes, and maybe she could help with his overjumping?

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post #16 of 26 Old 11-24-2009, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Sounds good to me. :) Her horse also has this issue, so I think she may be able to do him some good

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post #17 of 26 Old 11-25-2009, 04:09 AM
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That's really good then. Let us know how she goes with him.

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post #18 of 26 Old 11-25-2009, 01:10 PM
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i think it would be interesting to see him over a large fence....... is it possible to video him over something like 2'6 and then again over like 4' or higher?? that would be cool for the post.
As MIEventer pointed out. maybe he's the right horse for dressage and you could concentrate on that - or look for another horse?
I was just curious, how does asking him to jump larger jumps help him with jumping to big? What does this technique do and how does it work?

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post #19 of 26 Old 11-25-2009, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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I went up a lot earlier than usually to ride Roger and didn't see Liz. Diesel probably had the day off but she mightve come later.

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post #20 of 26 Old 11-26-2009, 12:22 AM
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I was just curious, how does asking him to jump larger jumps help him with jumping to big? What does this technique do and how does it work?
Well if he is over jumping a 1ft jump like it is a 3 ft jump, he might jump a 3ft jump like an actual 3ft jump. Or if he jumps a 3ft jump like a 5ft jump then she has one very scopey talented horse. But my guess is as the jumps get higher he'll overjump less and maybe figure out he doesn't have to clear it by so much.
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