Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: British Columbia
And grid work, grid work and more grid work. In the early training I prefer seeing grids and cross rails. Your horse looks very unhappy, which says she's either not ready to be jumping like she is or she's uncomfortable. Personally, if you're still training her how to jump get yourself in a saddle, get some riding boots on and do it correctly so you're certain you're not causing discomfort or inviting issues down the road. What happens if she runs out or stops? You don't have any security, and while you might not be afraid of coming off you wont be able to correct the behaviour promptly from the tack, and given the fact you're not wearing shoes, you're unable to do any sufficient correction from the ground.