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Thread: First 'proper' jumping lesson on The Ted

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    Default First 'proper' jumping lesson on The Ted

    Did half an hour of warming up and flat work, followed by 30 minute jumping. I have occasionally jumped Ed over a cross pole a few times a the end of a lesson etc. But, I have never jumped more than one jump at a time (on any horse).

    A had a small audience - typical and as usual I didn't fail to entertain.... Edward for some strange reason decided that his Mum jumping him was far more exciting than Mini E jumping him and he got rather carried away We even had a couple of tiny excited bucks for good measure - all excellent for buildling my jumping confidence

    Any way, I think I'm about ready for Baddminton We ended up managing a course of 6 jumps, including a double. I will admit that they were all about 15" high, apart from the last pole that was 2 foot the biggest I've jumped on Ted. He started to get very excited and over the 2 foot pole, decided it would be a good idea to chuck his nose to the floor and think about putting in a lovely buck as we landed Anyhow, I managed to lean back, stay on and pull up his head. In actual fact his back feet stayed firmly on the floor!!! Cannot believe how excited he was

    OMG I have to go through it all again next week

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    well done you
    sounds a fab confidence building lesson

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    Sounds great, there'lll be no stopping you two now.
    Spring and summer are riding a piebald mare. (Russian Proverb)

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    Wow how very exciting if you can manage all that when he is in a calm mood your will be jumping 3ft before you know it
    Well done you

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    Sounds like an exciting lesson! You'll confidence will build up in no time and as EL says,you'll be jumping 3ft before you know it Only problem is - where are the photos?

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    Does indeed sound like it was an exciting lesson! Well done you!

    I have to agree though, do make sure you have a photographer next time
    BindyB
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    I will ask RI to take a couple of snaps next week. Really don't think I have any amibitions to reach 3', you might also have to have a word with the Tedward as he doesn't have a huge jump

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    Wow well done you. No stopping you both now. Def need pics next time.

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    Major congrats ...

    Sounds like ideal preparation for your Stage II

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    Quote Originally Posted by myhorselibby View Post
    Major congrats ...

    Sounds like ideal preparation for your Stage II
    Ha ha. It was going thru my mind, but not yet sure I can suffer the pain and stress

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