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post #21 of 23 Old 06-26-2015, 10:53 AM
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Wouldn't shortening the stirrups a hole or two help? It seems like your leg is really long for jumping.

My instructor had me practice two point and jumping position before even going over a ground pole. Then the same while going over a ground pole. I just did my first teeny tiny jump last week and it was great. I could feel the right position and hold it so much easier because of the prior practice. I could also ride straight to the fence afterwards without much bobbling on his or my part.

But, I am a newbie at jumping (and have some confidence issues), so grain of salt and all that.

You look like you are on your way though and should progress nicely.

ETA: in the last photo you posted, his front pasterns are a bit concerning. Does he always stand and have such a broken angle on those fronts? I only ask because continued jumping could only cause additional issues and weaken those pasterns further. But, it could also be he was overdue for a trim (my mare can look the same and I even had folks swear she had DSLD. But, she hadn't been getting proper farrier care and has excessive weight which caused those angles to look very weak.).

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post #22 of 23 Old 06-26-2015, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not too sure what you mean but that last photo is an older one so i cannot remember if his feet had been don or needed doing sorry. I'll try find some other standing photos...it could very well just be him. He gets a trim every 5 ish weeks (though its winter here, so slow feet growth) and he is over weight, even though hes got a tonne of bone.
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post #23 of 23 Old 06-27-2015, 09:02 AM
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It was the photo. :) Sorry for worrying you. He is adorable and good luck!!
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