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post #1 of 2 Old 05-20-2011, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Dealer and I are improving :D Bit of an essay

after working with him for a few days , I think we are improving. Nothing major at all but were getting there :)
I have basically been working on transitions , my heels and his rushing into jumps.
He was doing well , today was a bit of an off day. He was listening to me and was going well , until we went on to jumping . I circled him before the jumps which worked for a while , we were trotting into it when he rushed the last few strides and unexpectedly tripped when I was in jumping position and nearly bust my chin , the best thing was I didnt lose my stirrups or fall off.
I put my stirrups up 2 holes and it worked wonders! Better balance , more control and I didnt have to even think about keeping my heels down it just came naturally.
As for my canter which was terrible, I took everyones advice . Someone said to pretend to polish the seat with your bum , lean back and sit deap and I must say it went so much better. I didnt bounce all over the place.

As for the height of the jumps I find that if I tell myself
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post #2 of 2 Old 05-20-2011, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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That they are tiny (which they are!) and measure it up to something in my house so I can say ''oh .its only the height of...''

And my heels don't swing half as much!
Sorry , I had to share. Feel free to post your progress too!
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