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27th Nov 2004, 03:01 PM
we JUMPED :D
so what? you migh think :) well, here's WHY i am so damn chuffed :D
i don't like jumping much, don't see the point in it (you can go left or right, so why hurtle yourself OVER it ...) *and* the thought of jumping normally makes me feel sick/worried/scared.
but we did it!!! about 2ft i *think* and angel ws great!!!
27th Nov 2004, 03:37 PM
Yay! Well done :D
27th Nov 2004, 06:39 PM
she really is the bestest pony ever :D she jumped very carefully (though a lot higher than the jump was. or so i was told by bemused onlookers!) and did not run out once DESPITE the fact i was most definitely giving 'i am not sure about this' vibes and was hanging on like the proverbial sack of potatoes :rolleyes:
she did it beautifully!!! no rushing or anything! and she slowed right down after the jump and checked i was still there :D
27th Nov 2004, 07:20 PM
well done you!!!!
27th Nov 2004, 07:23 PM
@ hackedoff: if you speak to dani, make sure you mention that scaredy-cat julia jumped of her own free will and survived :D
ps: quite strange. ive jumped little things on big horses before and they didnt seem that big. but jumping a little thing with a small pony that jumps higher than the thing is makes it feel HUGE!!
27th Nov 2004, 08:14 PM
Sounds like you should do what mules do and "coon Jump".
This was developed in the southern states of the USA when they went coon hunting at night.the rider rides up to the barb wire fence,puts his coat over and the mule jumps from a stand still.Then the rider retrieves his coat gets back on the mule and rides off
I don't know how to paste a picture on this forum but if you go here you can see pictures of it being done
27th Nov 2004, 08:17 PM
maybe without the barb wire bit :) strange but intriguing idea though :D
27th Nov 2004, 11:08 PM
Cool Julia, I know how you feel, jumping is sooo scary! Mind you, Drummer is soo lazy that he will trot over about 1'6" and any higher than that and I don't want to jump it anyway, lol! You would have to say we are made for each other!
BTW jinglejoys, like the coon jumping, wierd!
28th Nov 2004, 12:23 PM
Fantastic! One day Rupert and I will get up the courage to do the same (we are both a bit scared of jumping) :D
28th Nov 2004, 01:05 PM
Yippee Julia :) :) Fantastic, you'll learn to love it!
28th Nov 2004, 04:32 PM
haha, i dont think ill ever be keen on jumping :D but its a great feling to know ive managed to do it (albeit badly on my part but at least i didnt fall off!!) :)
28th Nov 2004, 04:42 PM
hey wow, congrats! what made you want to jump?
28th Nov 2004, 05:28 PM
Coon jumping...thats how I get bonny out of the field when I cant be bothered moving the bottom sliding rail off the divider bit! Didnt know it had a name other than "Nicola being lazy!" lol:o
28th Nov 2004, 06:08 PM
i have been tempted to try that myself :D the locks and keys to our gate are a pain to open!
28th Nov 2004, 06:32 PM
well done to you both. I know what you mean about the jumping on a pony thing. Rocky seems to jump 6 feet no matter what the size of the obstacle!. Pretty scary for a complete jumping coward like me.
28th Nov 2004, 07:41 PM
@ canadianbeaver: there was a private lesson running while i was riding and they set up this little jump. next thing i know i hear myself asking the instructor whether she thought angel could jump it :rolleyes: i think it was a spur of the moment thing!
28th Nov 2004, 08:08 PM
see, i told you it was fun! :D
29th Nov 2004, 08:50 PM
well i *suppose* it was rather fun - i giggled every time we'd gone over it :rolleyes:
(so did the troupe of kids having a lesson next door! one of them was laughing so hard she almost slipped off her pony, ahem)
1st Dec 2004, 11:38 AM
Yay - go Angel and Julia! I'm a jumping scaredy-cat too, managed to get up the courage to jump 2'6'' in my last jumping class, but no higher. I've loose-schooled Holly over jumps a few times and she does an Angel - the last time the fences were about 1'6'' and she jumped about 2'9'', oh I hope she's grown out of that by the time I come to teach her to jump..... :)
1st Dec 2004, 03:11 PM
yay well done1!
11th Dec 2004, 04:52 PM
lo and behold!!! we have booked a jumping lesson for tuesday :D the aim of the game is to find out whether there is any chance i could make it through the 1ft clear round at this christmas show alive :rolleyes:
ill keep you posted!!
12th Dec 2004, 05:08 PM
Great that you are making so much progress in your riding and jumping.
Is it possible for adults with ponies to compete in Britain? Here in Sweden you have to be under 18 to compete with your pony.
/Anne : )
12th Dec 2004, 08:02 PM
its not really a competition as noone wins :) (helpful people on NR have explained this to me in great detail)
we had another go today!! just a miniscule crosspole that was left over from a kiddie lesson (ahem). the first time angel took a great big leap over it, then she realised it wasnt enough of a 'jump' for her and trotted over it a few times :rolleyes:
she actuallt JUMPED a couple of times as well though - and i did not fall off :cool: (i did have to reach for her mane though when she took this huge leap the first time round ...)
14th Dec 2004, 07:09 PM
we had the jumping lesson today!!!
right away, let me tell you there is NO WAY we can tackle an entire course of jumps :rolleyes:
we can do ONE jump fine in trot/canter but i found it impossible to steer her onto the next one (instructor had set up a course of 3 little jumps ...), as i forgot where i was supposed to be going and angel kept heading for the door/people/jumpcups/the big jump from the OTHER lesson that was going on etc., i always forgot to look ahead where i was going (note to self: LOOK WHERE YOU ARE GOING, JULIA!!!).
on the plus side, it was actuallly quite good fun and i have no obejctions to popping her over little crosspoles every now and then because i know now that i can do it :D
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