Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
You look fairly wobbly coming up to your fences, as if you are trying to pump your upper body to get her motivated and up to speed, then you collapse with your upper body and drop her (ie stop riding) to figure it on her own a stride or two away - I think that part of that has to do with your looking down.
Quiet with your upper body - you don't have to worry much over these small fences; let her close your hip angle. Pick a spot on the other side of the arena and don't take your eyes off of it - keep your chin up and eyes up. If you look down, especially coupled with riding ahead, that's where you're going to end up if she decides to play dirty and stop/run out. Learn to feel her leads and cross canter; don't rely on looking down to figure it out.
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