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post #1 of 28 Old 06-09-2009, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy My boyfriend said these were little

I was all proud then he watched and said they looked little. Now the only time I ever saw him on a horse he promptly got bucked off. I rode this same horse before and after on the same day without falling. So I don't take his comment to mean much, but still I need someone to say they are not little.
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post #2 of 28 Old 06-09-2009, 11:52 PM
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It is NOT the size of the fence that matters, it is the QUALLITY of the fence that does.

As George Morris says - he would far wrather see a rider going over a 1'0" x rail in solid, supportive form - than seeing someone going over a 3'0" fence with unfunctional, un solid, non supportive form.
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post #3 of 28 Old 06-10-2009, 12:54 AM
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People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

If he thinks they are little then I would suggest that HE jumps them . What does he think , we all learned to jump over 7' puissance walls . The jumps you are doing are the same size that ALL of us started with.
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Thank you. I appreciated. I guess I just needed someone who actually knew what they were talking about to tell me that I was right. I dont give a hoot if I'm wrong sometimes, but to me these were not small.

Oh, and I'd love to see him on a horse again, and I will make sure to video it this time.
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What a jerk! I would kick his behind for that and get him up there are see how little they really are haha.
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post #6 of 28 Old 06-10-2009, 06:41 AM
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If it's big for you, then it's big. Anything higher than your usual height is gonna seem big. I normally jump 2'3'', so for me, 2'6'' is a big jump.

Every ride, good or bad, teaches you something new.
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post #7 of 28 Old 06-10-2009, 08:42 AM
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Is he also the type to say that riding is easy because you just sit there? :) The only reason he thinks they're small is because he hasn't gotten to that point in his riding yet and he doesn't know what's big and what isn't. How high should the jumps be when you start jumping, 4"?? As MIE said, it's not the height that matters, it's the quality. Getting to the point in your riding when you are ready to start jumping is a BIG DEAL. Enjoy it and don't let him take that from you!
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post #8 of 28 Old 06-10-2009, 08:54 AM
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Did you tell HIM to get on and give it a go? lol
Somehow things don't look so easy when you turn the tables on them
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post #9 of 28 Old 06-10-2009, 09:47 AM
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I wouldn't take it too hard, to him they look small, to you they look big. We all start some where. Keep up the good work and don't give him the satisfaction of even reacting ;) My fiance says the same thing about my horse. She can jump 4 foot but she rushes fences and she is not ready for that LOL neither am I. So for now its cross rails and two ft and under. No need to rush it
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post #10 of 28 Old 06-10-2009, 10:20 AM
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Don't take it to hard and don't be to hard on him. He shouldn't have been so brash but I think video always makes jumps look smaller. I think its because they blend in with the ground or something. Maybe take him out to the barn and he will appreciate it more.
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