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post #21 of 31 Old 01-17-2012, 03:57 PM
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I am so glad to hear that I am not the only one with those same fears. I was just talking with one of my friends about this same topic. I absolutly love jumping..been doing it since I was young...but haven't for some years..and now,three kids later and about 50 pounds...I am so afraid of calling up a stable and asking them about it. But, I so want to get back into it!!!

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post #22 of 31 Old 01-18-2012, 12:04 PM
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I am above 200lbs and I jump. I'm also really tall. 5ft 9in kinda tall for the horse world I'm told. My Ke and I jump all the time. He'd rather cross country than in the arena but will do both. One footers or even two footers wouldn't hurt. Just take your time. :) and even on top of that I jump western. :)


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post #23 of 31 Old 01-18-2012, 12:13 PM
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I sure do jump!! Ambers still learning we haven't gone above 2'3 yet, but she has no trouble what so ever hauling my butt over the jumps!!

Please ignore my craptastic position in some of the pics haha not all jumps are perfect!

What's going on? In most of the pictures you've posted, your horses ears are pinned back, showing displeasure. There's something going on....ill saddle fit, back pain - etc, etc, etc...........I'd do some investigating.

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post #24 of 31 Old 01-18-2012, 02:02 PM
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I jump. I wear an 18/20 size jean. I am really tall (6 ft.) too. I ride a 16.2 TB and we jump 3 to 3.5 ft. Size doesn't's how you play the game! Have fun and don't let anyone discourage you.
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post #25 of 31 Old 01-20-2012, 02:21 AM
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I just started "jumping" my mare Honey. She's green to jumping but has jumped with another rider before. I'm not exactly the most confident jumper, and that's why it's ridiculous baby sized jumps! But I do plan to get better with technique and height once we're both fitter. And hopefully by then, I'll stop thinking that jumping is so scary... considering I once used to jump anything in front of me!!

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post #26 of 31 Old 01-21-2012, 07:15 PM
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I'm 5'10 and weigh somewhere around 220 ( Granted I hit the gym 4 days a week) and I'm by no means small and I jump :) Size matters is you have a 15 hand horse with a small structure and the rider is 300+. I think what I read was a horse can carry 1/4 of its weight. My horse is 16 hands and pretty stocky so hes alright but no, size really doesn't matter. Women with curves are the real ones anyway ;)

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post #27 of 31 Old 01-23-2012, 12:21 AM
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Yep :) My mare and I used to event, but we haven't gone to any horse trials in a couple of years. I competed her in the low jumpers a bit last year, which was fun too, but it's just not eventing :) May get back into it this year, I'm not sure yet.

I even jump my adorable gelding sometimes too :)

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post #28 of 31 Old 01-29-2012, 05:38 PM
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I jump! My only word of caution would be, when you're plus sized and jumping you have to be better than the skinny girls. If you haven't jumped much before, I would try to do a few lessons on a horse that is used to jumping. That way you have a feel of where your weight and balance need to be before trying it with a green horse.

The more no stirrups you do, the better the jumping gets :)

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post #29 of 31 Old 02-08-2012, 01:16 AM
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Originally Posted by MIEventer View Post
What's going on? In most of the pictures you've posted, your horses ears are pinned back, showing displeasure. There's something going on....ill saddle fit, back pain - etc, etc, etc...........I'd do some investigating.
Shes pissy and hates to work haha! But you are right I had that saddle checked by a chiropractor/massage therapist after Amber fell down while I was on her back in April (all of those pics were from before then, I dont jump any higher then xrails these days, my confidence has pretty much disappeared...), the saddle fit horribly.. you live and learn right? and now I learn a lot more about saddle fit! I have a new saddle now that I got over the summer, and we're both soooo much happier now!

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post #30 of 31 Old 02-08-2012, 02:55 PM
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^^ Nice pics, Amber! Yes, saddle fit is unstoppable pain in butt (at least for me, my mares keep changing and I have to call the fitter out every 6 months).

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