I love your horses attitude on the XC course, it's just how you want them to be. He sees the jump, locks on to it and then attacks it boldly. Well ridden and a lovely explanation of the coffin canter too, sounds easy but can be a difficult ask for all that energy + control when you are jumping XC fences! |
Thank you! The Clinitian said that he can easly go Training Level, even at his age :) *swoon*
He most definitely locks onto the fences. Even when we were finished doing a course that the clinitian set up for us, he was still locking onto the next fence, wanting to GO GO GO.
The coffin canter is very tough - oh my gosh! That's where the importancies of Dressage comes into factor, and now that makes even more sense. It amazes me at how much dressage is implimented in Stadium and Cross Country.
Sue told me that I have to go home, and work on obtaining that adjustability. Bringing him back under me, while keeping the snap/pop in his gait, and then letting him go, and then bringing him back, and then letting him go.
Whew...I'm whooped just thinking about it! LOL! I have to do LOTS more 2 point work too, phtpthtpht - my legs are going to hate me.