Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Southern California
my horse is a lot like that as well. He goes pretty well on the flat... reaching nicely for the bit. However, when we jump around he will occasionally get heavy on the forehand and/or laying on my hands. From time to time I realize he's doing it and I just give him a little lift and squeeze him back up. Jumping takes a lot of thought and awareness... so I think it's easier than most would think, to end up dropping your horse while on course.
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