Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
I really like this rider.
I think you have a wonderful leg, a fantastic core, and beautiful hands/release. I do agree that you come back a little early. What I would do is ride some grids, staying in two-point the whole time, feeling where your body is during each phase of the jump. This helped me immensely, and will help your horse as well.
I strongly disagree with the above poster when it comes to dropping your hands. Nowhere in the show ring, or in functional riding, is that acceptable, as you essentially throw your horse on his/her forehand right before the jump. It is a terrible habit that is extremely hard to break. Your hands upon the approach are perfect, I wouldn't change a thing.
Out of curiosity, why are you asking her to take longer distances? My trainer always tells me to always go for the tighter distance. Not saying you're wrong, simply asking :)
Thank you! Again, I think you are a fantastic rider, and I have a feeling this horse will do very well with you! :)
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