Katniss went down the chute! No scope no hope am I right?

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  1. Friesiangirl

    Friesiangirl Senior Member

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    I had the opportunity to send Katniss down the jump chute today.

    She's 3.5 now, so we're still a few years off from really jumping but I wanted to get an idea of if she could do BN/N.

    I think she'll be just fine... Screenshot_20180707-101253~2.png

    And here she is compared to the hunters that went thru today...

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    She's quite a special horse.

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  2. BluemoonOKy

    BluemoonOKy Senior Member

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    Girl, you and them gifs make me twitch! Yay Katniss. Bluebirdy and I went a'jumpin this week. Had a ball. Just doing 2 feet but she is a zoom zoom...she was eating the jumps up.
     
  3. ginster

    ginster Senior Member

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    Oh nice! I wonder if she's one of those horses who really tuck their front legs once the height gets "interesting"... (how high was that btw? She isn't too tall iirc? 13.1, 13.2?)
    Is there something the pretty lady can't do? Such a versatile horse.

    And as a total ot: how is Maddy doing? Still being loved on by her new owner? It',s really amazing what she turned into, from the flighty, opinionated horse you bought, to now being a family horse..
    But I digress. back on topic: You have fantastic taste in horses and I admire your ability as a trainer.
    I cannot wait to see what you and Katniss will achieve in the future. That will be so fun to watch..
     
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    ginster Senior Member

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    slc Senior Member

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    When you see more tuck of the front legs in youngsters it's very often because they're getting poled. Most youngsters don't show much tuck their first time or two. Instead they jump too high.

     
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    ginster Senior Member

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    I am ashamed to admit that I never really thought about that.
    I always thought horses who are getting poled tend to overjump dramatically..tuck, yes, but jump a lot higher than necessary, too..
     
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    Bakkir Senior Member

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    I totally read the title wrong. I think my mind saw "gone down in shute" and "no hope" and thought she coliced.
     
  8. Friesiangirl

    Friesiangirl Senior Member

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    I don't pole my horses.

    She's only seen a jump once or twice, so the chute was a bit overwhelming. She was nervous and over jumped I thought it showed her athleticism and wonderful willing mind.

    She's 13.3 and I believe it was 3'3" set but she got a little deep and over achieved it.

    Maddy is doing fabulous. Her kid and her have done some 4H shows and Maddy does well! It's so wonderful to see the horses flourish.
     
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    ginster Senior Member

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    It does show her athleticism.
    She is a lovely horse, a little powerhouse.
     
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  10. GONE ROPING

    GONE ROPING Senior Member+

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    I love this little mare!:loveflag:
     
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