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        01-12-2010, 08:24 AM
    We started jumping (sort of)!!!

    So, it's been about 12 years since I jumped... Danny LOVES jumping, so I figured I'd better get the hang of it again so I don't bore him with a ton of flat work! Well, he likes to jump BIG over tiny little cavelettis so I'm making a cardinal mistake of anticipating his jump and when he jumps like a NORMAL horse, I'm WAY ahead of the motion. Oh well... we're having fun and getting the hang of each other! I spent the weekend comparing these pics to my days of showing jumpers at 3'9"... Umm, yeah. It's a little embarassing so I'd thought I'd share for a good laugh! I'm lucky to have such a good boy that tolerates all of my mistakes while I'm getting back into this!
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        01-12-2010, 12:38 PM
    You are really good for someone who has not jumped in 12 years! Way to go!
        01-12-2010, 01:30 PM
    WOW, good job! =] I would love to see some of those 3'9 pictures. ;]
        01-12-2010, 01:55 PM
    LOL! There's nothing worse than remembering how it's "supposed" to feel and not remembering quite how to make that happen! I don't know if I'll ever be as good as I once was, but at least I can have fun trying!
        01-12-2010, 08:52 PM
    Great job and congrats for getting back into the world of Jumping

    Just a note, when doing fences that size, there is no need to drop your upper body onto your horses neck, nor is there any need to lurch yourself forward out of your tack.

    Remember to keep your horse infront of you, and sit and wait.

    Keep up the great work and I cannot wait to see and hear more from ya!
        01-14-2010, 07:02 AM
    I hear ya! I haven't jumped in a good year and a half. I just started again two weeks ago and I just feel sloppy over the jumps. My perfect position, gone. My perfect release, gone. My knack for never jumping ahead or getting left behind, gone. It's tough and you said it very well. I know how its supposed to look and feel like but the whole process of exactly HOW to do it is posing a problem. Hopefully we'll both get out jumping mojo back.
        01-14-2010, 07:10 PM
    Hes gorgeous !!!!! You two look great for not jumping for a long time. What breed is he ?
        01-14-2010, 09:32 PM
    Thanks! He's APHA.
        01-16-2010, 09:28 PM
    Looks like you are doing well with him : ) I know that I am not as confident as I once was when I was a younger riding. I wish I could go back to those days sometimes (no fear days) and def. Not in the same shape as I was either.
    Good job on your riding/jumping!

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