A litte hunter/jumper pony?

This gorgeous black stud was part of the bucking stock string that was at the Yakima Feedlot in December. Will enter training the beginning of May 2006.

A litte hunter/jumper pony?

Postby Juliane on Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:41 pm

After the suggestion of many posters, I decided to try free-lunging Rory over some jumps last night. It was the time of night where all of my pictures were turning out blurry, so I could only get video of him.

I know nothing about jumpers or "form over jumps", so I don't know if he'd be considered a natural or not. However, he was willing and he made it seem effortless. :)

Here's the video:

http://www.serenitytraining.com/blogima ... -11-06.wmv

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Postby maefly on Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:21 pm

h/j is not my first and foremost riding style, but I have done it and I think he looks like a natural. He seemed to always judge the distance to the jump well, and he adjusted his stride very well. He does that a whole lot better than the mare I'm teaching to jump right now :oops:, but my mare has only done it under saddle. We don't have our roundpen up yet and she doesn't lunge so it's tough to compare. I think his video will definately help him find the perfect home :D Great job Juliane
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Postby ptownevt on Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:34 am

Thanks Juliane. Looks good. He seems very willing and able. Lots of horses free lunging like this, given the choice will go around. He never hesitated, just popped right over. Also made the appropriate amount of effort give the size of the jumps. He could do large pony hunter, no problem.
Now we just need to get the video to the right people. Maybe he should be advertised in the classified section of COTH; not as a rescue, but as a large pony hunter prospect. We would want people to see him for who he is which is not a street urchin anymore and avoid the prejudice of rescue. I'm not saying to keep that secret, just that it not be part of his initial description. He could probably go on Dreamhorse, too. On Dreamhorse I might even list him as a Canadian-type or Canadian cross.
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Postby seahorse on Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:55 pm

With all concerned's permission I would like to forward this to a trainer I know. She might take him on a trial basis and prorate training against his eventual sale. If he had 6 months under saddle on the flat and over jumps I think you could get a real solid price for him. the market for large ponies who look like horses not ponies is very good!
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Postby Juliane on Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:52 pm

Wow Chelsea! I think that'd be awesome! Thanks for doing that! I'm sure Nickie would absolutely approve too :) I will continue to get him more solid under saddle - at least "green" :P

Let me know if you need anything else, like maybe video on a sunnier day so it's not so grainy! LOL

Woohoo! I can just imagine going to a show and seeing Rory and his rider out there cleaning up! What a dream come true!
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