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post #21 of 23 Old 08-06-2009, 05:25 AM
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the first time I jumped I was on a school pony who had a bit of a messed up trot and canter called aero but I loved her anyway and I had never cantered but I was at a new riding school and was put in the wrong lesson and we ended up jumping 2'6" and I was so hapy
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post #22 of 23 Old 08-06-2009, 07:18 AM
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My first time jumping was around 2 years ago. I was riding a 14.1hh 20 yr old school pony with my instructor and a few other girls down the back paddocks (the school is on 50 acres and backs onto reserve bushland) and there were all these fallen logs around. We were cantering along the fenceline, towards a line of trees. We were meant to STOP just before the trees, but McGregor had other ideas. It had been so long since he'd been allowed to canter for such a long period (he'd endured countless hours of endless plodding, rein jerking, leg tapping from children) that he got just "a little" excited. When the others all veered across to the right, away from the trees, towards where our riding instructor was waiting, McGregor sped up and before you'd know it, we were dodging trees.
We popped over about 3-4 small logs before I managed to pull him up. My instructor and the others came running up to see me clinging on half-way up this now-happily-grazing horse's neck and making strange noises which seemed like a combination laughing and screaming!!!

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post #23 of 23 Old 08-06-2009, 09:31 AM
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I remember jumping Spider at pony club when I was about 6/7 years but my mum was dead strict and I wasn't allowed to jump at home but one day she caved, I think I was about 8 here


But at pony club they had these 1 foot cavaletti for us in the little kids group and they would set up little grids for us and maybe 4 or 5 in a teeny course and me and the other 2 or 3 kids would always forget the order and just jump them however haha. Just randomly cantering our ponies around and jumping. Was so much fun.
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