First off, thank you for the critique!!! I know I need to work on my back, its so weak still. I used to do jumpers for almost 10 years, but I got hurt and had to take a while of just riding slow and low (I was actually wearing a helmet when I got hurt the worst, I was helping my old trainer exercise one of his TB's and he spooked hard left and...) And now I'm not as good as I was, but I'll get back to it ;) I'm determined. And I would love to give him more of a release, but he likes to get excited after a jump and bolt, it's the reason why we are sticking to trotting mostly. And he jumped that crossrail fine a few more times after that (I didn't gfet it recorded though) but he just doesn't like them, not sure why, just a horse being a horse I guess lol. He will spook at them if you ride past it nutty pony, lol.
Secondly, yes he has been cleared by a vet and chiropractor to jump. The chiropractor comes out pretty regularly to work on him. He did however say that it would cause him to be "stiff" acting in some work, which he is a lot. But the vet and chiro. said it doesnt cause him any pain, in fact its good for him to keep active.
And lastly, thank you guys for being concerned with my safety but I am an adult, own my horse, and own my property and have chosen not to wear a helmet. If I was jumping faster, on a hot horse, etc. maybe I would, but again that would be entirely my decision :)
"Don't turn you disabilities into a crutch, turn them into legs and run with them"