We rode in the beginner novice group, so the jumps were all low, but it worked well! I used my auto release, and my position was great!!! We worked on bending and getting strides and having control of the whole horse every step of the way.
My problem was sitting more up and supporting him every step of the course. I will fall through corners. And keeping him balanced underneath my body.
What got me was his comments to me though. He told me that my position really is great and he couldn't find much to tweak about it!!! So I was on cloud nine because you guys know how much I've worked on getting my position perfect. And then he was talking to me after my last ride he said that I had all the skills and the right position to go wherever I want. He also said "the difference between you and me, it isn't in feet or inches, it's in centimeters. It's just tweaking the little things as you go. But those little tweaks are really hard to get."
OH MY GOD! I think you could have blown on me and I would have fallen over. To get that kind of compliment from a person I look up to as much as Buck was amazing!!! I can't wait for XC tomorrow! I'm riding with a more advanced group so I can school higher fences so I'm ready to move up to Novice this fall!!!
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