So I've had my wonderful pony April for a month today, and we've been doing a bit of everything, just getting to know each other, and the other day, my friend came down and took pics and a vid of us jumping and would love to get some constructive criticism about it!
By the way, April absolutely adores jumping, i can tell when i ride her and bounds to the jump when she knows were jumping so just so you know she does get a bit (okay a lot lol) excitable!
We only have barrels to make a jump hense the small size and lack of variety :( and im sure she could go much bigger we just dont have the chance, but here we go ...
i really like these two pictures, i feel like im folding and giving her a decent release (i know i can still work on that, my elbows stick out a lot lol) and my legs look and felt like they were pretty darn stable, which im pleased about, but when we come into the jump on a dodgy stride, i find it really hard to 'go' with April, unless i have someone shouting out to me to fold! And i end up not giving with my hands but just bending over and i really wanna sort this out so i dont keep yanking on her mouth!
and we end up like this (poor pony!)
Any advice would be great!! thanks :)