Bow's Jumping Adventures 07/09/2011
Over the past six months one of my dreams have been to train my ex-broodmare (BL Hooten Hollows Bow Tie) how to jump.
My dad and I decided to create our own jump out of PVC pipes and wood. It cost us less than $15 to make. Much more cost effective than buying an actual jump.
I began working Bow in May/June over wooden ground poles and the over the jumps in July. In about five days she worked herself up to our current maximum of 20''. I am thoroughly proud of her.
My goal over the next couple years is to show her at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines which is an hour away from where I live.
I apologize for my lame rhyme, but you heard me! Spring is here, our LAST foal has been born, and I have finally taken the giant leap to better my herd. Training. Its nothing big though. No worries there! I am beyond terrified of ruining my horses with my inexperience.
This year, we'll be focusing on ground manners. Everybody could use some most definitely! This year we've already been working on refreshing our leading skills and how to approach a gate without charging. We've been making huge successes, and have even moved onto ground poles.
In our 2011 filly we've begun halter breaking and setting up. She has taken to it like a frog to a fly! (Okay, that was lame.) She is the most easiest foal we've every had!
My goals for the following years is to send Bow to a professional trainer for driving and jumping. For Pete and Ale, our 2011 filly, I would like to someday train them to jump because I feel that they have the speed for it. They love to run.