This is my 8 y/o, 15.2hh, off track thoroughbred. I love him to death and have been re-training him myself. I got him back in August 2010. I want to know what everyone thinks and if people could give me some kind, but helpful critiques.
The reason I'm saying kind, but helpful is I have trained him myself with a total of one lesson, which was before he strained his suspensory ligament in the field back in March. We're only really doing flat work, maxing out of a jumping height of 2' until Spring 2011 so he can focus on learning how to balance and use himself on the flat and prepare himself to jump correctly, I.e. Trot poles, canter poles, gymnastics, etc. So if you could let me know what I'm doing right or wrong (without bashing me) that would be great!
Anyway, I have been riding horses since I was about 5, doing hunters/jumpers/dressage flat work.
**Please ignore my lack of helmet in the pictures. I usually ride with one, but didn't wear one those two days apparently. Sorry!
Thanks and I'm looking forward to your critiques and tips! (:
Schooling at home in July 2010. Sorry for no helmet! :/
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This was at a local combined training show in July 2010.
Schooling at a local hunter pace in August 2010. [Ignore my position in this picture, focus on him. He was a bit excited that day.]
This is us schooling at home in August 2010 (again, he was very excited as it was on/off raining.) Sorry for no helmet! :/
Lastly, an over fences picture. His knees are a bit sloppy in this, but he doesn't want to put any "effort" into a 12" fence. I had placing poles before and after this fence, you just can't see them.