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Show jumping?

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        04-27-2008, 04:10 PM
    Show jumping?

    Hi I am entering a 2'3 jumping class for a local show and our practice jumps are only like two feet and I was wondering if you think my horse would still be okay with the diference? Our jumps don't go exactly 2'3 so I have to practice on 2'. My horse is new to jumping still so that is why I wondered. If you have any advice that would be great!
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        04-27-2008, 04:56 PM
    That's not a huge difference... but generally I like to school 3-6 inches (at least) above the height I'll be showing.
        04-27-2008, 05:29 PM
    I don't think it'll be that difficult, I'm sure he will do fine. ;) The height difference isn't that large.
        04-27-2008, 06:38 PM
    Thanks guys. He is new to jumping so I wasn't sure but I need to second guess myself because every time I move him up in height he clears it with no problem. Considering he used to be a trail horse he has hidden (good) talents for jumping. I am so proud of him Thanks again.
        04-28-2008, 01:16 AM
    Aww that's good, now I'm definitely sure he will do great.
        04-28-2008, 07:06 AM
    Originally Posted by PoptartShop
    Aww that's good, now I'm definitely sure he will do great.
    Yeah I have learned that it is better to listen to him then do what I think is best. Lately he has had trouble cantering jumps but he really wants to so next time I ride I am going to try cantering them and see if he does good. Thanks so much.

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