Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Umm...at the barn
I won't say too much, but first off I love how happy and eager your horse looks when he's jumping. He seems very happy:)
The major thing I noticed was your seat. I think you sit back a tad too much. Bring your body a hair more forward, and you will look 10 times better! The rider should be completely vertically when riding. Plus, sitting too far forward, or too far backward throw yours, and your horse's balance off. Personally, I know when I sit too far back, I don't feel as "in control"; therefore, if you sit more forward, it will improve your position which will then make you feel more balanced and help you control your horse more.
As far as your horse, I felt that sometimes he rushed to the fences. Of course this is expected because a lot of horses get excited when jumping. I'd recommend doing work with smaller jumps and making him trot over them. Cantering allows a horse to get too fast whereas with trotting, they have to think more about their stepping and stride into the jump. Putting ground poles in front and after a smaller jump and making him trot over it will definitely help with his 'rushiness'.
All I got for now:)
If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question, or asked the question wrong-Pat Parelli