View Full Version : Jumping Spike - mega mega mega pleased!

Mungo Madness
23rd May 2010, 08:44 PM
:D :D :D :D :D
Ok well I didn't do the XC jumps in the end 'cause these were set up so nicely :P But bwahhh still :lol:

I am so happy with how it went. It was the nicest feeling in the world, being able to canter round and pop over a couple of jumps. I've not been able to do that since Mungo. I really really enjoyed it, Spike is such a nice combination of plod and not plod :lol: He will rush if you let him, but it's easy to stop. You just need to ride him is all :lol:

But I noticed that if things go slightly funny I make weird noises, like "woooooooohhhaa" or "erughhh" :lol:

Anyway, we started out just with two poles on the floor, cantered over them etc to get the striding and all that jazz. Then Megan (who kindly helped me and filmed/photographed! Thank you!) put the back one up to a small X pole. Went over that a couple of times, then put the back one up, then put them both up. But it was hot and he got tired so wasn't picking up his legs properly. I went over a couple more times to get it, but it still wasn't quite right. But I wanted to end it on a good note, so I asked Megan to take the first part down and leave the bigger back part up. And we popped over it no probs :D

Anyway enough of an essay, I could blabber on forever!

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I love this, it's going to eat meeee :lol:
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And at the end, poor sleepy pony :lol:
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YouTube- Jumping Spike, 23rd May

As always hints/tips/advice/CC is welcome. I know there's plenty I need to sort but yes :lol:

23rd May 2010, 08:53 PM
The duuuude!!! What a lovely lad :D He's looking great. So much more toned! I love his cute little baby legs over jumps :)

23rd May 2010, 08:53 PM
I think someone needs their mane hogged :lol:

Apart from that well done!

23rd May 2010, 08:57 PM
He looks great! I don't think you need any tips/advice/cc, you're doing a fab job - he's going nicely forward but is pretty balanced and is clearly enjoying himself!

My Crazy Clan
23rd May 2010, 09:01 PM
He's pretty darn fine for a youngster, You've done really well with him x

Mungo Madness
23rd May 2010, 09:15 PM
He looks great! I don't think you need any tips/advice/cc, you're doing a fab job - he's going nicely forward but is pretty balanced is clearly enjoying himself!

:ashamed:Thank you so much, that is such a lovely thing to say

23rd May 2010, 09:54 PM
Whoo! Go Spike man and Mairi!!! You look fab and the most important thing is youre having fun!!

Cobby Keri
23rd May 2010, 09:55 PM
well done gal, good on ya. Love seeing people jump. I love his Mohawk, he is such a dude

23rd May 2010, 10:01 PM
Looks like its all coming together

23rd May 2010, 10:07 PM
You two look awesome!!

Mungo Madness
24th May 2010, 06:39 PM
Thanks guys :D