Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
You are a very nice, quiet rider - bravo :)
Now, the one thing that really stood out to me was that you need to use your corners. At 0:28, you come off the diagonal, and don't use your whole arena, you drift to the inside. This made you come in to the line on a circle instead of a straight line, hence the long stride and diving jump. If you had pushed her into the far corner and the corner before the jump, you would have approached the jump square, and set yourself up for much better striding.
Now, in order to accomplish this, you have to work on bending and leg-yields. If you just pull her head to the outside, you risk her swapping leads and/or bulging a shoulder and saying "no" - so you really need to control the shoulder and ribcage, instead of just the head.
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