Yes, hsharp, I'm an avid dressage rider at heart. I haven't jumped in many many years (my horse is retired from jumping, we continue with dressage). I now am buying a new eventer so I shall be dusting off the jumping saddle again.. oh boy. (My eventer will be the standardbred I told you about!)
So go ahead, ask away =)
You know, I was riding my friends horse the other day to exercise. I was very flattered that she trusted me but so BORED. The horse is well trained and had little to be worked on. I am so use to very rusty or green horses that I didn't know quite what to do with the idea of just ... riding.
I know what you mean about crick walls, and ironically I felt I hit one even with her horse. But yes, I know the brick walls too well with those that are green and complicated.