Going out on a limb here. Always said "I will never jump" and well, here we are. Training with a wonderful eventing coach. Recently did a baby novice CT over crossrails at the trot and did great! Have now started cantering some jumps. Today was my first attempt at cantering a course some of the way. Would love any thoughts on me, my saint of a horse who seems to like this a whole lot better than dressage :) I know I need to sit up more. He tripped on jump 2 as he jumped too close...and I know he needs more "go" but for now, he is being SO attentive to every aid, and he was probably not sure at times if we were going to trot or canter. You also can't tell but there are some crooked lines (the jumps along the far rail were mostly crooked...cutting between jumps.) He was a saint about those and followed my aids to a "T". I know my leg gets a bit weak toward the end although it is tough to see since I am wearing black breeches AND black chaps. Will change that up next time we video so I can see my leg position better.....and he is on the wrong lead for the last jump.
This was his 2nd run on this course today BTW at the end of our lesson. He is so so steady-eddy which is what I love about him. He is great to learn on. Know we need to collect more and get more impulsion, but would love other thoughts. I still reach for mane a bit but I am getting more confident now and probably won't need to do that much longer.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Hope to try some H/J shows soon. VIDEO BELOW - Thanks