Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Southern California
You both are looking pretty nice. In the second picture you're a little ahead and your leg has come back, but I like that your back is flat, and your eyes are up. I actually really like the shot of you jumping with no irons. I think his ears are pretty telling for how comfortable he is with your position. In the shot where you're jumping without your irons, you actually look more secure and centered, and in turn he's keen and able to do his job without worry for where you're at.
As for this German thing... were you jumping the big stuff, it'd maybe make me nervous, however; with these fences and a well mannered horse, it doesn't offend me one bit. I'd be interested to hear why you're uncomfortable with a German, JDI. Because the truth is, that most of what we put on our horses can be dangerous. Reins can get caught in legs in a fall, saddles can slip sideways or under bellies, polo wraps can come undone, irons can take you for a drag, and so on and so on...
Life seems mighty precious, when there's less of it to waste.