Sooooo Proud!!! - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 04-11-2008, 05:38 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Alcester, UK
Posts: 293
• Horses: 0
Sooooo Proud!!!

Hey all!

I just had to post on here because I am just so proud of my boy!

He is a 15.2 Hann x Irish Tb, he is rising 5 this year and so I have begun to do some pole, grid and jump work with him, which he just adores. Tiny of course!

Here he is as a 3yr old

4yr old

And unfortunately I don't have any of now, but I will definitely get some soon!

My trainer (David Austin- who is a well known showjumper in the midlands, uk especially) advised me to start taking him away from home to a few shows to let him soak it all up! Well he has been to a few in hand jobbies as a youngster but never been away from home and ridden.

I decided to take him to a mini jumping evening at a place called gracelands. It was a midweek evening so very quiet for him. He loaded like and angel, came off like and angel, was tacked up and stood looking around then I jumped on board and took him for a wonder in the largest outdoor arena he had ever been in. He was such a pro that I proceeded to jump the tiny (like 1foot) upright and then onto the 1ft9 spread. I then walked him over to the other practice ring, which is indoor and very scary as it is next to the road which they can't see. There was a my little pony filler of about 2ft in there and so I just quietly trotted him to it and he popped it without even a 2nd glance!

My friend who was helping me said that I should put him in for the little clear round and just jump whatever I fancied.....i thought well yeh lets go for it, no pressure, ill just walk round if he gets uncomfortable about it all!

I didnt even no the course and am notorious for panicking and forgetting it but because he stayed so calm and easy we ended up going round the whole thing happily and CLEAR, no stops, no silly business and no problems whatsoever!!!

I am such a wuss when it comes to showjumping after having many a nasty fall in my youth, but he, my little star just popped round like "my god mom these are tiny". Even though there were all sorts of fillers in there with viaduct walls, water trays, brush fences all of which he had never seen before!

SO PROUD OF HIM AND AM STILL IN SHOCK!

He then walked over to the box, was untacked and walked straight on! Why can't they all be like that! Hehe

Sorry for going on and on but im soooo happy!

Elz xx
hsharp123 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 04-11-2008, 11:42 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 9,883
• Horses: 0
that's awesome! I'm glad he did so well and that you two got a clear round! I can only imagine how proud you are of your boy!
appylover31803 is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 04-11-2008, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Alcester, UK
Posts: 293
• Horses: 0
Thanks appylover!

I really am soooo chuffed!!!

X
hsharp123 is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 04-13-2008, 08:02 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Middle of Nowhere
Posts: 23
• Horses: 0
Good Job! He's soo pretty! There's a little 4 year old pony at our barn that I jump sometimes over little 2'6 walls:) he makes it fun to jump and makes your position look really good, hehe. But again, Congrats to ya! I hope y'all do some more shows. He would make a very pretty jumper.

**Just Jump It**

R.E. Lightning Zahr
9 year old Pintabian gelding
Skivvers is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 05-06-2008, 10:44 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 55
• Horses: 0
AWESOME!!

Kira
Kira is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 05-11-2008, 11:49 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,195
• Horses: 2
Congrats! Nothing better than to have a successful evening at one of your first training shows. It will only get better from here
my2geldings is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 05-12-2008, 12:01 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA.
Posts: 10,793
• Horses: 2
Aww, good!!!

Success comes a [bit] at a time.
PoptartShop is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 05-16-2008, 03:38 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 96
• Horses: 0
Well done you!!! Keep it up!!

A horse belongs in a stable not on a table!
Lc Performance Horses is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 05-20-2008, 04:45 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Repton NSW Australia
Posts: 9
• Horses: 0
That is awesome.. congratulations. Isn't it nice when your horse really exeeds all expectations! Well done to you both!!

Xo Kira
SJforLife is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 06-13-2008, 07:56 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: HorseLand
Posts: 16
• Horses: 0
Congrats! I'm guessing he wanted to impress Mom.
That's such a cute story. He's adorable!!!

~It's just dirt, it won't hurt~
I love Lad and Heidi! <3
xxandrea16xx is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome