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ponyluver420 05-05-2013 04:05 PM

Pony Conformation for Jumping?
So this might belong in conformation, but I think it fits better here. I was looking at horse ads on dream horse (below), and was wondering how high you guys think this pony could jump? He's built kinda like my lease pony, so I was just kinda curious. I don't mean this as advertising for the horse, just curious.:D
Thx! Horse ID: 1803848 - Taffy
2003 Welsh pony gelding

watch the videos on the second link to see his form, also how high do you think that the fences are that he is jumping? I know it's kinda hard to tell from a video, so ya. There are 4 jumping videos on the second link, some nearer to the bottom of the page.

ponyluver420 05-05-2013 10:23 PM

50 views and no answers? Anybody?

alexischristina 05-05-2013 10:35 PM

He doesn't look like he's built for the sport, his jumping is nothing impressive but there's really not much there that's good to give a confo critique.

ponyluver420 05-05-2013 11:28 PM

Not very impressive confro pics @ all! I guess it's not rlly sensible to ask abt how high ponies cud jump, since pretty much any horse in it's prime cud prob free jump 3ft, (w/ exceptions still). a cute all around pony though, just not a specially bred hunter pony or anything!!

ponyluver420 05-06-2013 08:51 PM

anyone else hav opinions on this?

Ashleysmardigrasgirl 05-06-2013 09:10 PM

I don't think "pretty much any horse in it's prime cud prob free jump 3ft"... To be able to successfully jump 3ft a horse's build is going to be pretty decently inclined to pick it's front end up effectively. A horse with a poor conformation for jumping is going to have a much harder time clearing a jump than it's more suitably built competitors.

That being said, that horse is poorly conformed (from the pictures where you can vaguely see her standing) ... I would say that horse should not be jumped more than the cross rails and logs they show her doing >2ft. She would be suitable (and cute) for pleasure and low level competition, imo.

alexischristina 05-06-2013 09:21 PM

I think it's more any horse could jump three feet from a standstill, without a rider on its back :wink: there's a huge difference between with rider and without rider and with this particular pony I would probably stick to the 2'3 - 2'6 kiddie rings (except not, because the pony isn't suitable for kids, apparently?) Overall I agree that it's cute for local competition!

ponyluver420 05-06-2013 11:09 PM

yea, but this pony is so cute, even as a flat/low jumps horse!:D

PurpleMonkeyWrench 05-06-2013 11:11 PM

I know that chick in the first photo lol just saying =p

ponyluver420 05-07-2013 12:20 AM

purplemokey: do u live in ca?

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