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Mira 10-25-2008 05:30 PM

Um?
 
Okay, I know VERY little about jumping, but this horse just looks very messed up to me.
http://dreamhorse.com/photos/sep/1299392.jpg

Am I correct in my assumption or is it supposed to look like that and was just caught at a weird time in the jump?

VanillaBean 10-25-2008 05:33 PM

His head does look a little low...

JustDressageIt 10-25-2008 07:58 PM

My guess is he came in too "deep" to the fence (came too close to the base of the jump) and then kind of popped over... hence the hanging legs and him just starting to tuck up behind. The neck is trying to counterbalance the awkward jump.
It is not a pretty jump by any stretch of the imagination.

PoptartShop 10-25-2008 08:20 PM

Yeah, kinda looks like he hopped it! LOL! That's not a pretty picture. :)

farmpony84 10-25-2008 08:34 PM

I think she held him back and then tried to jump it for him so he popped it and she got left behind...

upnover 10-27-2008 11:18 AM

lol, how in the world did that horse even make it over leaving so close to the fence?! :D (a horse should take off about 6 feet in front of the fence!) Looks like he had to leap strait up in the air instead of arcing over it. What a nice horse. If he didn't hit the pole with his hind legs my guess is that he's actually a fairly athletic guy.

Stilton 10-31-2008 06:52 AM

Looks like he came in very deep to the fence!

fedex 11-15-2008 08:35 PM

agreed, he came in too deep. Poor guy gets a catch in the mouth. What a trooper :)

Jacksonlover 11-23-2008 08:32 PM

thats my opinion too. happened to me a few times with a TB. i wasn't in his mouth tho. pretty nice postion by the rider for being left behind

yv0nne 11-24-2008 08:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by upnover (Post 175188)
lol, how in the world did that horse even make it over leaving so close to the fence?! :D (a horse should take off about 6 feet in front of the fence!) Looks like he had to leap strait up in the air instead of arcing over it. What a nice horse. If he didn't hit the pole with his hind legs my guess is that he's actually a fairly athletic guy.

About the bolded part.. I've jumped 3 times in my life but I was always told you leave at a spot where the horse is making an even arc from feet leaving the ground to feet going back on the ground. So, is that correct or is it always a the same distance? 6ft seems like a long distance for that jump?


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