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post #11 of 28 Old 04-26-2010, 07:53 AM
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For most people I'd say adrenaline rush. I do some jumping, but don't particularly enjoy it more than any other form of riding.
Yep, it's the adrenaline rush for me! Plus Lottie enjoys it far more than flatwork, she's at her most co-operative when she knows she'll be jumping. I feel we're more of a team then and that's pretty rewarding as well.
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post #12 of 28 Old 04-26-2010, 10:17 AM
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Defiantly the adrenaline rush for me! It's amazing having 1000 pounds underneath you and neither of you touching the ground for a few seconds.
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post #13 of 28 Old 04-26-2010, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah this is true. (: I think I just love the feeling of getting over the fence, when I make it higher. the highest I've jumped with the horse I ride now is 3'3" and the highest ever was 3'9". The higher I go, the more excited I get!
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Well I can't comment too much as we just did our first few jumps together yesterday but feeling how happy my boy was had to have been the best part, he really came alive when he realized that we weren't just doing trot poles and he got to do some jumps. It was the most I have felt that we really came together as a team, I can't wait to go again (we're keeping it to once a week.)
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Yeah, once a week of jumping is plenty for me. Sometimes it's twice a week, because we have a jumping lesson every other week or so.
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post #16 of 28 Old 04-27-2010, 04:15 PM
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I personally don't like jumping, but I can understand the thrill. You feel a lot of power when you go over a jump. When you're just riding, you don't feel that 1,000 + pounds of muscle, but over a jump, you can feel it. Nice feeling, but not for me.

Also, many English riders are pressured to jump. I've been called a total noob because I don't fly over 3 ft. fences.
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Haha it's okay, I know a lot of people who are afraid to go any higher than 2'6"!
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post #18 of 28 Old 04-28-2010, 08:41 PM
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When you look behind you and can say, "holy crap, I went over THAT?!"

Also works if you're standing next to it...that's what I do after most lessons as my sense of height gets quite distorted on Brooke's back...I didn't know I had jumped 3'6" until my trainer told me. :)

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post #19 of 28 Old 04-29-2010, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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That's awesome! I love jumping high jumps:P
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post #20 of 28 Old 04-30-2010, 01:02 PM
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For me it's the thrill and the adrenaline. Going over those jumps is the best feeling you can get...I love it soooo much!

I would advice everyone to try out jumping at least once. It won't be a waste of time, even if you don't like it.

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