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Discussion in 'Ringside Chat' started by MrC, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. MrC

    MrC https://m.facebook.com/MrKiasLife/

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    Well what do we think happened next.......

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    o_O:rolleyes::eek:
     
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    joellie Well-Known Member

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    Oh no poor boy, I hope you were both ok...definitley a holy crap moment:eek:
     
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  3. Jessey

    Jessey Well-Known Member

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    Oh shoot :eek: hope he's okay?
     
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  5. SeeingSpots

    SeeingSpots Pugs, Ponies and Prosecco!

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    Oh no! Hope you were both ok!
     
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    orbvalley Well-Known Member

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    is the 1st pic the first or 2nd in reality? If you know what I mean...........looks to me like at the 1st pic he'd fall down..........??

    ETA: hoe he and you were ok
     
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  7. newforest

    newforest Opinion, a view not always based on knowledge.

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    Tripled in the first and made him in the wrong place to avoid the second pole.

    I like these photos though, (hoping that horse and rider are ok of course) they make interesting oops moments..
     
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  8. Jane&Ziggy

    Jane&Ziggy Learning together!

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    Most uncomfortable.

    I like the way you have given him all the rein in the world, my bet is that he got his hoofs under him somehow!
     
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  9. MrC

    MrC https://m.facebook.com/MrKiasLife/

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    The pics are in sequence the slow mo vid makes for uncomfortable watching o_O

    He decided that three full canter stride poles were bounces, so he bounced the first, landed a mile away from the second, stretched out, tripped, scrambled, stood on the last pole then managed to somehow sort himself out and and take us away.

    If anyone is interested I'll upload the video but it's not pretty :oops:

    I always drop rein of things go tits up, dad always told me the best thing to balance a horse is his head and you hanging onto it will only result in you both hitting the floor. Hence why when jumping goes tits up I hunter seat it, slip the reins and sit back lol :D

    ETA we were both fine afterwards, he is a very handy pony with sorting himself and his rider out of the rider doesn't get in his way.
     
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    Lissie Well-Known Member

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    Whoops! Clever boy for sorting himself out. You look pretty secure and like you said gave him his head to balance himself and get himself where he needed to be.
     
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    Oh poor love, I'm glad he's ok. Slipping on a pole is one of the things I fear.

    I'd be interested to see the video, even if it isn't pretty. Sounds interesting.
     
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  12. MrC

    MrC https://m.facebook.com/MrKiasLife/

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    Link to vid as I said not pretty but you can see where he just shortened for a bounce that just wasn't there o_O



    We did it successfully twice on each rein afterwards and even popped a few jumps. He is very rusty jumping I have to say it wasn't great and I felt very insecure in my lower leg which isn't like me. Practice needed I think even if they are only 30-50cms lol ;)
     
  13. Bodshi

    Bodshi Well-Known Member

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    Aw bless him, he just looks so keen and he was really trying his hardest for that bounce!
     
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  14. MrC

    MrC https://m.facebook.com/MrKiasLife/

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    Yeah I was sitting there going feck here we go when I felt him shorten, although a bit of me was like WTH are you doing pony!?! Lol he did it perfectly afterwards but we didn't get that on vid :rolleyes:

    He does try hard but clearly had a brain fart moment lol :D
     
  15. OwnedbyChanter

    OwnedbyChanter With out my boys life would be bland

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    Had to wait to see the pictures. What a good boy for sorting himself out. It probably felt worse than it looked. But well sat
     
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    I dont jump - but am very interested in what you say your father told you about head freedom and balance. I never knew that.

    I have had a tendency to ride on a long rein and was reproved for it. I wonder if my riding Maisie on a long rein allowed her to compensate for me being a very crooked rider? She always cantered better with her head low and loose.
    This didnt arise with Grace the beautifully schooled - who needs to be ridden forward into a contact. But I have been wondering about it lately.

    The supposedly boisterous and unpredictable Larry has been walking along for me on a long rein like a donkey but attentive to my slightest wish.
    I have repeatedly discussed whether it is wise to ride him on a long rein. But he holds his head really straight ahead, doesnt raise it to look around and there is not a quiver of excitement or anxiety under me. Mark Rashid taught me to always have feel even on a longer rein. Meaning that the RS ponies dont eat (not even Larry) when I am riding them.
    I havent cantered him on a long rein - our initial trial canters have all been sedate.
    But it is hard for me to take decisions riding a horse that I am warned can buck and gallop off with other riders.
    Could it be that my long rein helps a horse to carry me happilly with all my one sidedness?

    As for your hitting a pole. I dont like that vid at all.
    RIs for years told me that it was nonsense to be frightened of trotting over poles and one of them made me canter Grace across poles one day to prove there was nothing to it. I was allowed on my first ever hack after an RS horse did unsolicited canter over poles. I didnt ride that at all. He did it on his own.
    It looks like I was right to be worried?
     
  17. MrC

    MrC https://m.facebook.com/MrKiasLife/

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    Well from my dads advice and following It for nearly 30yrs I can say neither myself or a horse I have been riding have decked it.

    If you look at his head he has lowered it and stretched it out, if I had held on to his mouth the his head would be curled under therefore not allowing him to use the heaviest single part of his body in order to balance out the rest.

    People may dispute what my dad has told me but considering it has never brought me a sore one then I'll continue to follow it.

    Kia and I have both but the dust once in 16yrs, he slipped and lost both back legs cantering out a hack. He tried his best to stay on his feet bit when 2/4 have gone sideways the only way is down. He didn't hurt me, roll over me or trap me and he got up without standing on me and considering I was right underneath him when he got up that was quite a feat for him
     
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    Mr C I wasnt questioning your Dad's advice. Just saying it gave me a theoretical justification for what I already do. I have never had a horse go down with me either - tho twice last summer my escorts' horses did go down. Once was to have a dust roll!

    My doubt was not about your Dad's advice. Excellent. But about your horse putting its foot on the pole. As I had been led to believe they never did that.
     
  19. MrC

    MrC https://m.facebook.com/MrKiasLife/

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    I didn't say you did :)

    Horses will and can stand on poles, that picture above and the video proves it and it was all his doing, he brain farted/misread the question and got himself into a mess and I did my best not to interfere and let him get himself out of it :)

    Most horses will try not to stand on anything, inherent fear, hence police horses etc have to be trained to ignore their instincts but when left with a situation such as the above they really have no choice.
     
  20. OwnedbyChanter

    OwnedbyChanter With out my boys life would be bland

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    Its funny as when things go wrong jumping or pole work I normally throw my reins at them to allow them to rebalance themselves I generally sit back and hope!!!

    But yes sometimes they do stand on a pole Ginger does it when he is not listening to me
     
  21. newforest

    newforest Opinion, a view not always based on knowledge.

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    Why would you think that horse could never misjudge and step on a pole?
    They can knock one down when jumping so they could possibly knock it or step on it on the ground.

    @MrC mine has stepped one a pole I am sure. I know she has misjudged trotting poles and decided to half trot and half canter them.
     
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