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rissaxbmth 12-31-2010 12:28 AM

Free Jumping to 4ft
 
I was free jumping my horse and the 4 feet was just an experiment. I only tried it twice and stopped. I don't want to push him but he absolutely LOVED jumping this height.


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Spastic_Dove 12-31-2010 12:35 AM

That's awesome!

BWolters 12-31-2010 12:38 AM

Cool Great pictures!

JustDressageIt 12-31-2010 12:39 AM

Very neat that your horse is so willing. If I may, though, your setup could be a bit safer. Please use cups on either side of the pole, and help your horse out (I assume she doesn't jump this height on a regular basis?) by putting a groundline down. This will allow her to guage the sweet spot better, and might help bring those knees up; with the pole resting on the gate and her knees hanging, I'd hate to see a rotational fall. Just want to keep everyone safe :)

rissaxbmth 12-31-2010 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt (Post 870386)
Very neat that your horse is so willing. If I may, though, your setup could be a bit safer. Please use cups on either side of the pole, and help your horse out (I assume she doesn't jump this height on a regular basis?) by putting a groundline down. This will allow her to guage the sweet spot better, and might help bring those knees up; with the pole resting on the gate and her knees hanging, I'd hate to see a rotational fall. Just want to keep everyone safe :)

I figured some one would mention that haha. I didn't have standards at this time. I do have them now though. He doesn't jump quite that high. Around 3ft. I have been told to put a ground line down and I am doing that next time.

Thank you for the concern and advice (:

GreyRay 12-31-2010 12:59 AM

Those are cool photos!
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EveningShadows 12-31-2010 01:41 AM

*blink blink*

Please be safe...

rissaxbmth 12-31-2010 02:06 AM

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Originally Posted by EveningShadows (Post 870455)
*blink blink*

Please be safe...

Don't worry, I doubt this will happen again. At least not this way. I have standards now and I am using the ground rail.

EveningShadows 12-31-2010 03:04 AM

Oh awesome, no such thing as too safe! Might try some lower bounces to get him to lift his knees more :) Good luck!

AlexS 12-31-2010 03:30 AM

Awesome your horse has the ability, now that you are helping him along more, you could do as well in the saddle. Great news, I am excited for you.


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