Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Dakota, USA
I don't know if you already know this but when a horse needs to investigate or check out something in front of them, they need to be able to put their head down. Your first thought might be that they will jump when they put their head down and pull it back up. I did notice you let her put it down once.
She did well if that was her first time going in water. I would have taken her to the other side first to have her go in without having to jump down. Then when she's comfortable with the water part, you can add in the jump.
I'm not very good at critiquing how someone rides, but it seems like you did well also.
Everyone should be allowed at least one bad habit, and that's NOT owning a horse! Mares RULE! Geldings drool!