Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
Looks like a wonderful lesson horse to learn on.
First video, horse is looking to the outside when coming around the corners. Make sure you get him bending around the corners. You want to be able to see his inside eyes eyelashes.
In the second video, when you went to go pick up the canter to go to your jump, your horse was looking to the outside. Where you picked up your canter as well, didnt give you much room to establish a nice steady pace. You also cut the corner going to the fence so you didnt come in square, causing you to have to correct your straightness between the line. Second corner, you cut in instead of using the whole arena, and your horse is again looking to the outside. You turned about a stride too soon, so again you took the first jump in the second line at an angle and then had to correct it.
It looks like you arent really getting out of the saddle into a two-point position either, but just standing up in the stirrups. They might be a tad too long for jumping.
So: come to your fences SQUARE with a well established canter. Use your corners! Hunter judges love horses that go allllll the way into the corner. Be straight between the lines...your horse always drifts to the outside, so put some outside leg on him.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. --Epictetus