Originally Posted by Yoshi
I think that the quality of the film isn't bad at all for an iPhone!!
Your horse is lovely and I bet his canter is really comfortable to sit to!
He obviously knows his job, and I think that you have a good position.
Just a couple of things that I would suggest if you were my student:
* you seem to lose impulsion during turns. This happens to a lot of people. Your horse is big and you need to try to encourage him to keep the cadence and impulsion so that each jump is approached correctly and the action smooth.
* You got caught out at the last jump - but well sat! Often, us show jumpers seem to forget that only the horse jumps, not us! Just wait for the jump to come. Sit quietly, leg on, guide your horse and let him get on with it. At that height he will work out the strides for himself, you don't have to worry about it!
As I said before, the horse knows what he's doing and you did a great job!!
Thanks so much! I really appreciate it!!
And yeah, I was trying so hard just to nail my spots and keep him bridled so he doesn't tick a rail (which he does quite often if I don't ride to every jump and keep him bridled and paying attention, he has a case of ADD I swear!). I was going a little too slow and realized it at that last line, but luckily, he saved my butt and lengthened his stride! That's the good thing about having such a big stride!(:
I think I'll post my not-so-good working hunter round, and my jumper round for some further footage of my day(:
And possibly my horrendous hunt seat equitation go.. Just thinking about that pattern makes me want to smack myself for practicing it so much.. UGH!