Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: The Emerald Isle IRELAND <3
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I think poles should be ok, as long as I can use my body correctly. Jumps kind of wire him up no matter who is riding him up. Once he turns into the jump he tears off and flies at the jump.
If he is fresh, or gets wired due to jumps or too many canter transitions, he goes all stupid. If I miss a beat at a corner when he is like that he actually runs into the fence. As in hits his face off the fence. He doesn't stop.
I will try the poles and caveletti, because it should help me strenghten my core by using it more.
Today was better. My mum said she saw me being more relaxed. We got a few strides of good lenghtening in trot, hopefully working our way up to medium trot. He was not as hollow and had a better temp and energy. Our leg yields were better with more crossing and my canter was less stilted and more flowing. There is still alot of room for improvment and I think I am going to get my mum to video me every day so I can see what I am doing. I sat back more today which helped my balance and relaxation. Sitting back wasn't working before because I thought when I did my leg went forward but it didn't. WhenI tried to bring it back that hurt my hip and I tensed up.
Hopefully with your help and the help of all my instructors, I will improve. Thank you so much for your advice so far as it's been amazing. I just hope someday I can ride well and in complete harmony with my horse.
Thank you so much again! I will remeber what you said and put it in to practice.
Last edited by rhosroyalvelvet; 04-20-2014 at 03:51 PM.