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post #1 of 10 Old 04-15-2009, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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My barn own another place down in Virginia, and I was done there a little while ago. So I took this really sweet old horse on a trail.. the other girls I went with had pretty young horses but mine was half-retired so I had to go around all the jumps. Some of the jumps were placed in the middle of a hill, and I've been wondering if it's really safe to jump uphill..?
I was only there for a weekend & we only went on the jumping trail once so I didn't get to try! :[
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post #2 of 10 Old 04-16-2009, 08:57 PM
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Sure, haven't you seen cross country?




I'm sure it would be hard work for a horse that isn't used to it, so it was probably a good idea that you went around it.
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post #3 of 10 Old 04-16-2009, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Alright, thanks!
Cause I was thinking about what would happen if the horse fell over the jump or something.. ya know, would he roll down the hill? Lol..
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they usually do a face plant and the rider gets thrown off.

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Yep its safe.
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post #6 of 10 Old 04-23-2009, 04:51 PM
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But it's riskier jumping downhill :P


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post #7 of 10 Old 04-23-2009, 06:44 PM
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I heard it's hard on their joints to jump downhill and that a couple of Eventing guru's wish they would take it out of the trials... but who knows. ;)

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post #8 of 10 Old 04-23-2009, 07:25 PM
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And when did eventing become safe? :P


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post #9 of 10 Old 04-24-2009, 04:23 AM
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Has nothing to do with safe, just with longevity and use of the horses. You wouldn't jump them on pavement because it's bad for joints, etc. Same with the point of view on jumping downhill--bad for the legs in general, not just if they hit it or mess up.

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It's okay in moderation.


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