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        10-25-2008, 06:30 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Um?

    Okay, I know VERY little about jumping, but this horse just looks very messed up to me.


    Am I correct in my assumption or is it supposed to look like that and was just caught at a weird time in the jump?
         
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        10-25-2008, 06:33 PM
      #2
    Green Broke
    His head does look a little low...
         
        10-25-2008, 08:58 PM
      #3
    Showing
    My guess is he came in too "deep" to the fence (came too close to the base of the jump) and then kind of popped over... hence the hanging legs and him just starting to tuck up behind. The neck is trying to counterbalance the awkward jump.
    It is not a pretty jump by any stretch of the imagination.
         
        10-25-2008, 09:20 PM
      #4
    Showing
    Yeah, kinda looks like he hopped it! LOL! That's not a pretty picture. :)
         
        10-25-2008, 09:34 PM
      #5
    Super Moderator
    I think she held him back and then tried to jump it for him so he popped it and she got left behind...
         
        10-27-2008, 12:18 PM
      #6
    Green Broke
    Lol, how in the world did that horse even make it over leaving so close to the fence?! (a horse should take off about 6 feet in front of the fence!) Looks like he had to leap strait up in the air instead of arcing over it. What a nice horse. If he didn't hit the pole with his hind legs my guess is that he's actually a fairly athletic guy.
         
        10-31-2008, 07:52 AM
      #7
    Foal
    Looks like he came in very deep to the fence!
         
        11-15-2008, 09:35 PM
      #8
    Foal
    Agreed, he came in too deep. Poor guy gets a catch in the mouth. What a trooper :)
         
        11-23-2008, 09:32 PM
      #9
    Foal
    Thats my opinion too. Happened to me a few times with a TB. I wasn't in his mouth tho. Pretty nice postion by the rider for being left behind
         
        11-24-2008, 09:56 AM
      #10
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by upnover    
    lol, how in the world did that horse even make it over leaving so close to the fence?! (a horse should take off about 6 feet in front of the fence!) Looks like he had to leap strait up in the air instead of arcing over it. What a nice horse. If he didn't hit the pole with his hind legs my guess is that he's actually a fairly athletic guy.
    About the bolded part.. I've jumped 3 times in my life but I was always told you leave at a spot where the horse is making an even arc from feet leaving the ground to feet going back on the ground. So, is that correct or is it always a the same distance? 6ft seems like a long distance for that jump?
         

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