Originally Posted by Just Jump It
He is a cute little guy.
I really applaud him. He is giving great effort over these fences even though most of the riders are giving him no release or freedom at all. You are the one rider who is giving him his head.
I know you didn't want a rider critique, but its unfair to judge him when his jumping form is being inhibited in most of the pics by his rider. He has lots of scope and bascule and really cracks his back. But he's actualy being punished for doing this by his riders restrictive hand. He has so much potential and is really trying his heart out.
Why are these other folks riding him? Is he your horse? Just curious!
Well, he was used in lessons to have him ridden more because I totaled my car and couldn't make it out to the farm as often. I have taken him out of lessons because he's better off not being ridden by people who really can't ride.
The blonde girl may not release, but other than that she is a really good little rider and one of the only people that can ride Matty well.
I am having others ride him because I am pregnant & not allowed to jump. Well, soon I am going to stop riding at all, so I need other people who can ride for me. And yes, he is mine. He is up for sale, but I am trying to lease him out to one or two girls at my farm and not sell him.
Thank you! =]