Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
• Horses: 0
Sorry, only time for a quick comment.
Your first horse was jumping with a too tight standing martingale and he was using it to brace/balance against while jumping. While I don't mind seeing standings on a hunter, I don't like seeing them in speed or jumping competitions, much. They diminish a horse's desire to balance themselves, IME. Your second horse, while doing his downward transitions is going onto his forehand causing him to throw his head up. He acts like a horse who is used to bracing into a standing martingale, even though he is in a running at this time.
Both horses are quite nice