Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
Oh I totally agree hotreddun, it isnt her place - it is up to our coaches to educate us correctly and properly on these type of situations.
If our coaches are not putting their feet down and explaining as to why - then the horses pay the price in the long run.
I completely agree Eventerdrew! My TB would NEVER grow tired of jumping. If we are out on a hack and we come across a Fox Hunters jump - he gets extremely put out, if we don't go over it. I could be out on the CC course and he's already honed in onto a jump, before I am.
He loves the sport and is a very happy horse when he gets to do this - BUT just as you said, just because they can doesn't mean they should.
I value my horses joints and his legs - without them, he has no life. So, I baby them. If GP jumpers only jump once a week for a reason, then that's good enough for me.
A horse only has so much jump in them - why waste it.
Last edited by MIEventer; 04-27-2009 at 05:31 PM.