Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
Yes, I also think you're doing really well :)
As for the jumping ahead - I think a really good excersize is to close your eyes when you jump. Only do this when your trainer or another adult is present, and on a trustworthy horse. Ride up to the jump, and after you are straight and heading for it, close your eyes. NO peeking!! This will really keep you from going too soon, because you have no idea when you'll be jumping. It sounds scary, but it really works. After doing that a few times, you'll start to learn the feel of when you need to be taking off, and it will come more naturally. :) I actually had the same problem as you with this, so I am speaking from experiance. :p
Best of luck, you are doing wonderful!!
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