Welll I've finally convinced myself to post this. I look shocking! So anyway, I would like you to critique Chinga's jumping. These were taken awhile ago and I do believe that the date is wrong. I think it was earlier in the year then that. Poor baby isn't wearing his jumping boots, but after those two jumps they were on. A bit of a background on Chinga's jumping.
Well when I got Chinga all he knew was kick = run. He was extremly hard to ride at a trot and was shocking to keep at a trot, always trying to canter then gallop. He was skinny and wasn't brushed daily. He wasn't sure about having "human love" every day and being fed out of bright buckets. He was also scared of trotting poles, would go over one and then freak out thinking he was "trapped". He was also never rugged at night so he didn't have much energy left after training and then trying to keep warm at night. He also was a very trippy horse.
Now - Chinga is extremly good natured and loves to be cuddled, his walk, trot and canter are heaps better. I have even started on collecting his trot and exstending it. Chinga loves to rub on people and has a lovely coat as he is groomed at least daily. He enjoys jumping alot and the highest we have gone is 1m. The trotting poles are fun. He thinks they are great! He knows the orange and pink buckets are his and he likes to take them for walks. Has enough energy to still be able to move after work. Is rugged all night and if it is a cold day he gets his summer rug on while not being worked.
Chinga has improved so much in everything from leading and picking up his hoofs. To galloping (in control) and jumping. He makes me proud every time I ride him. So I would like you to see what he can do and some advice for him would be great, ignore me I look crap. Its the day after a full day jumping, I was stuffed.
ChingaJumping.flv video by cloe867 - Photobucket