Sybil jumping (vid)

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    02-17-2012, 02:05 PM
Sybil jumping (vid)

A short vid of us jumping today
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    02-17-2012, 03:02 PM
Are you sure that horse isn't off? The hind end looked funny, kind of hopping at first, which looked like a horse with maybe a sore hip or ?
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    02-17-2012, 03:07 PM
She's not off she does somethings go bouncy in canter definitely sound as a pound she is naturally high stepping through her hind in trot..
    02-17-2012, 10:04 PM
I agree with tinylily.
She looks incredibly uncomfortable in the hind...
And it's not just a "high-stepping" trait.
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    02-17-2012, 10:27 PM
I agree, something looks off behind. She also looks unbalanced and inconsistant in her gaits. I would get her looked at by a vet.
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    02-18-2012, 05:03 PM
To me it just looks like Steff was holding her back too much (hence her sister shouting forwards).

Just looks like her hind leg is a bit long for the rest of her body :p
    02-19-2012, 01:10 AM
Originally Posted by maesseren    
To me it just looks like Steff was holding her back too much (hence her sister shouting forwards).

Just looks like her hind leg is a bit long for the rest of her body :p

Please don't let your friendship get in the way of seeing something that is off. I agree, she looks unbalanced through turns, a horse shouldn't crossfire to get around corners like that.
    02-19-2012, 01:35 AM
To me, the horse looks to have a physical problem.
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    02-19-2012, 01:46 AM
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I agree! What I am seeing is not a lameness on the legs, but more likely a spinal soreness. Hind lead swapping, haunch "hopping" can definitely be signs.

I don't know the horse's jump history, but before I jump as high as you are doing, I do long months of back conditioning to make sure the muscles along the spine and pelvis are fit enough to take it.
    02-19-2012, 01:46 AM
After I watched the video I went and watched some of your other videos, and even though she was a little "off" then it has gotten much worse, so I don't think its her being "bouncy" and "high stepping". She needs to be examined by a vet. She looks like it hurts to put weight on it and is trying to hurry up and get it off of there and kinda hops.
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