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  • Can a never trained 15 yo quarter horse mare start jumping?

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    10-13-2013, 09:50 AM
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Foal
Slowest Horse Ever!!

So, I got a new 15 year old palomino Quarter Horse mare a few months ago, she was trained in mainly western classes but, I am a jumper...She likes jumping and will carry me to it except now my aunt said I need someone to watch me jump and my mom has a bad leg and my dad just don't care! My aunt is to busy soooo, I have to ride in the pasture and I don't think she likes it! She wont pick her hinds up enough to clear a very small vertical!! I don't know what to do!! And she has the worst canter ever! Its more of a lope And when ever we land she trots! Its really annoying and I have to use a dressage whip now! (She did do hunter/jump with a little girl) I don't know how to get her lazy butt moving!! (yes, we had a full vet check on her!! Checked out 100%!) Thanks!
     
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    10-13-2013, 09:59 AM
  #2
Green Broke
I'd be willing to bet she was trained and/or bred for western pleasure. Many western pleasure horses don't have a fast bone in their body. I really don't think that its because she is lazy, she may just not be cut out for jumping.
     
    10-13-2013, 10:48 AM
  #3
Yearling
I'd agree with SlideStop, of course she has a lope. She was trained western.
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    10-13-2013, 01:26 PM
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Trained
Round peg and square hole, sounds to me like you are trying to make her into something she isn't, two choices, either you learn to do what she is suited for, or you sell her and get a horse that is suited to what you want to do.
     
    10-13-2013, 01:43 PM
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Foal
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Originally Posted by eventer170    
So, I got a new 15 year old palomino Quarter Horse mare a few months ago, she was trained in mainly western classes but, I am a jumper...
That right there is the entirety of your problem. Go to youtube, google videos of "western pleasure horses" and compare their gates to yours. The entire goal of a western pleasure horse is to have a horse that's easy and a "pleasure" to ride. This is usually embodied by slower gates that are easy to sit (you could sit them all day). Heads are usually low.

I agree with the folks above. You're going to have to learn to ride, enjoy and appreciate your mare for what she has been ingrained and well trained to do or sell her to someone who will.
     
    10-13-2013, 01:47 PM
  #6
Yearling
I agree with everyone else. You're trying to make this mare do something she isn't capable of or isn't interested in. She doesn't sound interested so let her do what SHE wants to do. Why buy a western trained horse if you want to jump?
     
    10-13-2013, 01:53 PM
  #7
Trained
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Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
Round peg and square hole
Having had more coffee, maybe that should be square peg and round hole, but the theory is still the same, a bad fit!
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    10-14-2013, 08:35 AM
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Foal
I agree with everyone else. If she was a western horse, you can't expect her to turn the "jumper" switch on right away. Keep working with her at it, and I'm sure she'll get the hang of it. :)
     
    10-14-2013, 09:29 AM
  #9
Trained
I'm going to say you did not do your homework when she was purchased. She isn't a good fit for you. You want to jump. She's bred to go slow. Some horses just can't jump. I own one, he would trip and fall on his face.

I'd sell her and find a horse on the same page as you.
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    10-14-2013, 10:09 AM
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Green Broke
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Originally Posted by eventer170    
So, I got a new 15 year old palomino Quarter Horse mare a few months ago, she was trained in mainly western classes but, I am a jumper
I agree with the others.

It was absolutely a mistake to buy an older horse that has done nothing but slower Western classes. That would be like me buy a Western Pleasure horse to barrel race on. It just doesn't fit.

If you want to compete in jumping, it would have been best to buy a jumping horse.

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Originally Posted by eventer170    
She likes jumping and will carry me to it

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And I don't think she likes it! She wont pick her hinds up enough to clear a very small vertical!! I don't know what to do!!

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I have to use a dressage whip now! (She did do hunter/jump with a little girl) I don't know how to get her lazy butt moving!!
Have you ever considered that she doesn't like her job? That she doesn't like to jump? That she's simply tolerating what you are forcing her to do?

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Originally Posted by eventer170    
And she has the worst canter ever! Its more of a lope
Well, of course. She's been trained to carry a Western lope for the last 15 years. She's never been trained to fly around a jumping course.


If I were you, I would sell this horse and find one that actually likes to jump and is suitable for it.
     

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