I jumped a 2 foot 9 course!!!

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  1. Mary Poppins

    Mary Poppins Well-Known Member

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    After a few challenging lessons (I was thrown off last week!), I had such a confidence boosting session tonight. I rode one of my favourite cobs who I am starting to trust and we jumped a whole course of 2 ft 9 jumps. I haven't even jumped a single 2 ft 9 jump before tonight and it's given me such a boost. I found that my horse was so forward going when the jumps went up and he really pulled me into them. The feeling over the jumps was fantastic and I really enjoyed it. I'm so happy and just wanted to share.
     
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  2. nat17

    nat17 Minnie, Sam and Dolly

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    Your my hero Mary Poppins:angel:

    You must feel amazing mrs! Very very well done:angel:
     
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    Oh isn't it so fantastic and well done! Such a good feeling lol. That's the same height as the maximum on our practice xc fences. It always seems massive to me, and it is. It's bigger than a BE 80!
     
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    Well done, that's brilliant! A whole course that size is scary! Glad your confidence seems to be on the up :dance:
     
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    omg, whoop whoop

    well done xxxxxxxx
     
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  6. Mary Poppins

    Mary Poppins Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone. I'm still so happy this morning and want to go and do it all again.

    I never really understood why my instructor always said that horses don't really jump properly unless the jump is at least 2 ft 6. My horse last night was totally different compared to how he is when I jump him over small jumps. I didn't have to push him on as he was excited and wanted to jump big. The feeling over the jumps was fantastic (and only slightly scarey!).
     
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    yayy...
     
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  8. Laura_107

    Laura_107 Well-Known Member

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    I love your posts MP, they go from confidence high to rock bottom, then amazing lesson to disaster and back up again!

    Really makes me smile when I see these high ones, and I can tell your RI has you figured out. :biggrin:
     
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  9. Ginger Thing

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    That's true, it's a lot smoother when they jump properly, if the jumps are too small they can really lurch over them in a most uncomfortable way! My 17hh can have front feet and back feet on the floor at the same time over a small jump :giggle:
     
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  10. Mary Poppins

    Mary Poppins Well-Known Member

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    I know, my riding life is a rollercoaster of emotion. I feel sorry for my poor husband who has to put up with my stupidly high moods, and then really depressed ones when it all goes wrong again!
     
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    wow congrats! it must be an amazing feeling! i only jumped once and not on purpose, my horse decided to jump instead of walk down an incline
     
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    All hail the Queen of the Confidence Club!!!

    *bows*
     
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