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I forgot how physically demanding jumping was. Decided to take Cowboy over a few and figured I'd take it easy on him.

I was the one who ended up having to take it easy! Jesus I'm out of shape! Worst idea ever? Taking the whole winter off.

Cowboy however was fine, and as usual he was all "HECK YES! JUMPS!" I have no idea what gets into him about jumping, but that fool seems to love it.
 

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haha. sounds like Pumpkin. 2 weeks off is enough to get me out of shape. Althoguh Pumpkin goes completly mad, and zooms along while i dont have the energy to keep up :)
 

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Ahh, I too have been sailing through the air with my legs flopping like a dying fish while my happy horse jumps 3' over 6" cross rails. Spring can be very challenging for riders!
 

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Lol, that is funny PaintsPwn! Poor thing, I bet ole Cowboy was still rearing to go and you were huffin and puffin. lol I hate being out of shape, have never been a jumper, But i can imagine how tough that can be.
 

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Ahh, I too have been sailing through the air with my legs flopping like a dying fish while my happy horse jumps 3' over 6" cross rails. Spring can be very challenging for riders!
^That made my day! :lol:

I really rode for the first time this year last weekend... 2 times in 48 hours, after I was already sore from an impromptu jogging session! Yes, I'm a glutton for punishment, and I'm still sore. While I'm in the saddle I'm okay, but any other position is painful yet. Can't wait to get back into daily riding again! Good Bye Winter!! :D
 

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Went out and did it again today. It actually relieved my stiffness! And I actually was able to stay with him instead of going forward, or being left behind. I need to get back into some jumping lessons - he likes it too much to do it for giggles.

It's odd... I can work him over jumps and in a traditional frame, and after that, all he wants to do is put his head down and go pleasure LOL, I think I found a new warm up routine for shows. Certainly would get that extra energy out!

I was able to match his stamina today. He actually almost broke a sweat and was all veiny.
 

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Cowboy however was fine, and as usual he was all "HECK YES! JUMPS!" I have no idea what gets into him about jumping, but that fool seems to love it.
lol my mare does that too! :lol: I swear, any jump without sight she will make a beeline for and there's NO stopping her! haha She loves it!! We actually are always working on her pace on the approach, slowing it down, because she always wants to run up to it and fly over!
 

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acctually, I find PROPER dressage alot more physically demanding than jumping, or even XC riding for that matter. But I do agree, I should be on the ground doing situps right now, or face the rath of my trainer lol! I also have two horses that need to be ridden today...... Geof is out of shape too, I think trot sets are in order for today!
 

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LOL, I don't show (maybe some this year?) but I'm going through the getting the horse and I in shape. Well more like getting myself in shape. Soda's like "Wuss, you call that a ride??!!" as he wants to RUN EVERYWHERE.

Yesterday was day 4 of riding after basically the entire winter off (and most of the summer before that). He is raring to go, but my poor legs are screaming in pain. So now I'm on a total regiment to get my a** in shape. Cardio, weights, yoga, PT, riding, and normal spring barn clean up. My body hated me the first 3 days, but I'm feeling pretty good today.
 

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Lol Love Story does that ALL the time!! And if I DONT let her jump she throws a tantrum LOL... but we're working on it heehee
 
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