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ridergirl23 01-03-2010 04:29 PM

Jumping minis!
 
Ok so, last spring the BO got two minis for free, she lets me and my friend take care of them and stuff, shes fine with watever we do with them.

So we recently started jumping them... it is going great! Bam Bam (the paint) doesnt show a lot of jumping talent.........
but Pebbles (the mare) i think shows a lots of talent for jumping.
we are jumping them a little higher then a foot (well, only jumping her that high) she loves it! so i have a few questions....

how high i a normal hieght of jumps for minis?
what is the highest a mini ever jumped?
are there any shows near calgary for mini jumping or something?

thanks in advance!

ridergirl23 01-03-2010 05:33 PM

bump :)

PaintsPwn 01-03-2010 05:35 PM

I'm not sure what the record height is for a mini, but they can easily jump three feet when given the proper conditioning.

ridergirl23 01-03-2010 05:36 PM

lol oh geez, we have a long way to go...
how many times a week am i supposed to work her to condition her a bit better?

PaintsPwn 01-03-2010 05:39 PM

You can work her every day if you want, just be sure that you don't get her sour to jumping. Longe her, do cross rails and ground poles, only jump her every now and again, and that'll keep her from hating it.

Just build up some muscle, and every now and again you can bump the height up - just make sure she's confident in the height before you bump it up, or she'll refuse and you'll start back at square one.

ridergirl23 01-03-2010 05:40 PM

thanks! i think the work will have to wait til summer..... lol then i will be able to work her!

My2Geldings 01-04-2010 06:37 PM

There are shows at the saddledome and in Red Deer for miniatures. They have to be registered tho. The highest I used to jump my mini was 2'6.

2hot4u 01-04-2010 06:39 PM

awwww
sounds adorable!
any pics!?

ridergirl23 01-04-2010 09:43 PM

thanks M2G!
2hot4u: haha it is adorable, especially cuz their so fat! but i will get pics and post them as soon as i can! :D

CheyAut 01-07-2010 06:35 AM

Is she registered? The AMHA and AMHR shows have lots of jumping classes for minis :)


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