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    07-02-2009, 05:46 AM
Green Broke
We Did It!


Well we did what we have been working for, cleared the "big" jump. We had two milk creates stacked on top of each other, and I had that set up as a cross jump, it was just sitting there, and this is after we had warmed up over smaller jumps and were slowly working our way up to it. First time over it we cleared it. I was very happy with my boy. I wasn't pushing him and if he wasn't ready to do it I knew he would just refuse or duck out and then we would move it back down. I will have video of us doing it tommorow. One question though: Do I put the ground poll under it for a cross jump, if I do it will be extra wide because it will have to sit just in front instead of under as it wont fit?
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    07-02-2009, 11:09 AM
I would use a ground pole. Having it rolled out a little bit is actually better than having it sit directly underneath it. So that will be fine. Congrats!
    07-02-2009, 06:40 PM
Green Broke
Okay thanks, but because its a cross jump it would then be three poles wide, and the widest we have done is a cross jump (two poles)
    07-02-2009, 09:46 PM
I can not picture what you mean by a cross jump (sorry). Do you mean a crossrail??? Like an "x", or a jump set across the diaganol?? I apologize for the confusion!!
    07-02-2009, 10:28 PM
I don't understand, either, but congratz.
Crossrails are suppoused to be an X, not wide at all.. the x should be facing you and you jump the middle. (?)
    07-02-2009, 11:01 PM
If it's a cross rail |><| you do not want a ground pole.
    07-03-2009, 12:10 AM
I wasn't pushing him and if he wasn't ready to do it I knew he would just refuse or duck out and then we would move it back down.
AAARGH!!! NEVER put your horse in a position where you are expecting them to refuse or run out!!! All your jump training should be geared toward never havinh refusals or run outs. You should KNOW what your horses is ready for and never put them over something you aren't sure about.

Ground poles can be used with ANY jump; If its a cross rail then it just goes slightly in front of the other poles. Your horse takes off from about 1/2 a meter away, so it doesn't change the jump from their perspective, but does help with their judgement.
    07-03-2009, 06:04 AM
Does not matter re the ground pole - put it there if you want.... or not if you don't wnat it... either or

As far as not pushing your horse - go in with confidence - I would not put a horse at anything I didnt think they could jump - and IM sure your horse is capable (And obviously is) of jumping it...

Look forward to the vid :) and well done
    07-03-2009, 08:52 AM
Green Broke
I knew he could do it and it was an X type jump. The video is up now. I know he can do it and he did.
    07-03-2009, 04:15 PM
Ok, a crossrail...you don't have to use a ground pole, but you can if you want to.

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