Hey, I am trying to take up jumping again. I am currently in college (only one day a week during summer) and next summer I am going to take the summer completely off to show my gelding Rem, and now I might even take Dedee (the horse in pics) so some schooling shows too. I used to be really good at jumping, when I was 12, and now I am 20 and havnt had a jumping lesson since lol. Today I went out on Dedee, she has no jump training she is just willing so I practice my 'homework' with her between lessons with my trainer and Rem, who is currently at the trainer for jumping. Next week we are going to start jumping together.
Rider Critique: Please don't be too mean, I have had 8 years off LOL
I guess the main thing is I want to make sure I am not going to get in my horse's way, since he is just learning I don't want to ruin it for him.
Secondly I don't want to look stupid
Horse Critique: Like I said Dedee isnt trained for anything but trails, but she actually got into this today so maybe I will try and show her too. Critiqing for her could be way to improve her just flying over them with her legs all weird , and also does her nose need to be down? I ride her in a loose ring snaffle and she does great in it, I use to for everything we do, but she sometimes sticks her nose out.
Also if you see anything like "oh she is doing___________she could get hurt" Let me know!
Sidenote: Last week this little lady on a huge TWH told me I was too big for Dedee and was killing her.
This really hurt my feelings, I am not too big for her, she has never callasped with me or ever given me sygnals that she couldnt carry me in 8yrs. She may be short but she has those Quarter Horse muscles!!
Also tips on how to improve my position etc, which you all usually do :)