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11-06-12, 06:09 PM
My appy :) when he was about 7...


feel free to pick it pieces ... a little bit was from a Colleen Brook clinic also.

11-06-12, 07:05 PM
Do you know of or remember the stallion Mr. Microdot? he was a very popular showjumping sire of the 70's and 80's. A lot of very good colored jumpers came from his bloodlines.

11-06-12, 07:39 PM
I have not heard of him horsesrgr8, but I always liked Jimmy Mop. I think that was his name, Simon kale might have owned him , he certainly rode him, as he had photos :)

He is listed with AAA as PPP MISTER JIMMY MOP 6th Aug 79.

and then looking there- I found Cys parents too- :)

11-06-12, 08:01 PM
He is certainly willing, tucks in front ok, can jump and has a nice canter which is of course important for a jumper. Not much to pick to pieces Cyrus, other than asking does he not like contact much? He looks like he starts to take it nicely on a few occasions, when he rounds a bit more and then looks more engaged / 'through' / together. You seem to hold him at a fixed length, was that your instruction at the time? Just curious. Rgds

11-06-12, 08:31 PM
It was so long ago, and he had a good buck after some jumps too :) I cannot really remember if that is what I was told to do. Most likely just me. My appy never minded contact. He used to just tuck his head right in really- even if you had loose reins- then they flopped. He seemed to look down at the jumps. Never keen jumpers really, but he always did what I tried.

11-06-12, 09:06 PM
This is my daughter's appy Tom (Show Me Tom) about 3 years ago, jumping 1.1m at a clinic. He still is a willing jumper, although he pulls like a train, and my daughter says he is hard work.

http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd503/ChristineP68/221894_10150163657958370_622428369_6889933_6762965 _n1.jpg

11-06-12, 09:43 PM
I love appys :) Great jump.. and photo
I just saw on for sale on horsebiz too- not looking... at all :) at the ad- much :)

11-06-12, 10:40 PM
Love the video Cyrus. I used to have lessons with Anne years ago when she lived in Narrabri. Is that their gooseneck in the background? I remember them living in it after their house burned down. Anne's son George was only a little tacker back then, then he went on to compete on Lion Heart! What a schoolmaster!

11-06-12, 11:00 PM
Yes it would be, and yes it is Anne, she still does great lessons and everyone loves them :)
That was when they first moved here, and built up a great equestrian facility too. Sadly it sold to the non horseypeople, and is now closed. George was all grown up, and riding there too.
I grewup at Bellata, so we always had goood chats about Narrabri.
She was out riding the day I took Skipper to dressage ( and onlydid 3% better than us in the 1b :) She was ripped off LOl, as she looked great on her big young one.