Originally Posted by ErikaLynn
Thank you. Yeah, I kind of need to sit and pull him because he's pretty quick and it takes a lot to slow him down. You'll pull to slow him down, and then after like 20 pulls he'll decide to slow down. We're working on that, he's actually starting to understand when I say whoa it means slow down.
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I think you did really good, especially being on a green horse! Did you ride in a double bridle?
It would help him (and you!!) so much to learn about half halts.. there were a few spots where I saw he was kind of just going without being completely ready for the jump or the corner or the change of rein.
Also keeping your seat in during the canter on the flat parts. I know it must be hard, especially him just going and going.
Seriously though, I was very impressed with how you handled things. I would've not be nearly as organized