Originally Posted by Pinto Pony
I think she did a great job with it. I am taking it the horse is a seasoned eventer? He seems so bold and really helps the rider through. She is a little heavy and needs to get the feel for a drop, but I don't see her really catching the horse in the mouth, the reins did slip out a little, you can see as she canters to exit they are loose. I agree with what was said about her lower leg above. She needs to really ride with a forward lower leg and get those heels down and steady in case she does ride a horse would hesitate, and also make her softer on the horses back. Her exit out of the water looks good. Practice makes perfect, she looks confident and capable, there is only way way to learn ;)
Thanks, Yeah he's done Pre-novice HT's (thats the big stuff lolol) so this is like a stroll in the park for him, he's awesome for getting confidence up on cause he just does it, theres only one jump that I can't get him over but the striding on it is really odd.. its like Bank one stride Bank one Stride Bank, 1 REALLY long stride or 2 REALLY short strides to a 85cm chevron lol.
She does need to get the feel for a drop which is why I made her do it, over here even intro has sunken roads so she needs to get used to the drop and I found it really hard getting used to it on tiny drops myself so I got her to do a little one a couple of times and then the big one cause you can actually get the feel for it.
Her lower leg is terrible, she just can't get it down, she used to be a lovley rider when I taught her unfortunatly that's what riding schools do to people :(