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mini rant holding before jumping

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    06-09-2011, 09:16 AM
mini rant holding before jumping

Mini rant

Yes of course I hold my horse to the fence ask him to sit back on his hocks and then pop sit back up wait for the next fence going out competing keep seeing a girl yank yank yank horse head so close to hers cantering on the spot mouth wide open then 3 strides away big spurs kick kick kick jump why do people do this does my head in!!

Don't get me wrong I will hold my horse if no canter when I release I will apply my leg for a more forward canter but nothing like this noticed people seem to be doing this a lot!!!
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    06-09-2011, 11:31 AM
Not everyone rides the same. Maybe that type of riding works for her and her horse.
    06-09-2011, 11:55 AM
100% agreee everyone rides different and different things work well with different horses

Don't agree with yanking your horse in the mouth nearly tearin its teeth out
    06-09-2011, 12:44 PM
Green Broke
Could you please use punctuation? Your post was a bit hard to read. :)

I do what you do, but when I was new to jumping, I tended to do what you described the girl of doing. Not as rash of course.

Give her the benefit of the doubt, :) maybe her horse is hot and hard in the mouth, or maybe she is new to jumping.
    06-10-2011, 07:37 AM
True! Probably just judging in the wrong way

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