So here are a couple of vids from my ride with jarred today. I was originally going to pop him over some jumps as he did so very sensibly the other day but today he was rushing them and seeming unconfident so I did some flatwork with him instead. Im in no rush. If he's happy to jump he can hop over some but if he's feeling nervous I want push him.
For those of you who don't know much about jarred, he's my 8 year old, 17ish-hh (im not exactly sure exactly) pretty green gelding. We've had our ups and downs I suppose you could say but we are finally getting somewhere.
The main thing I worked on him with today was getting him to not stop dead every time I ask for a downward transition. He has the worst habit of just...stopping :roll: I did a lot of transitions and just kept working on him trotting out of a canter and walking out of the trot etc etc
We also worked on bending around corners and not dropping our shoulder at one particular spot every single time. He tends to drop his shoulder and head off sideways on me lol
We did pop over a couple of jumps but he certainly wasnt jumping like he was the other day but he made it over them at least. As small as they were
So please critique us but don't be too harsh :) we've gone through a lot to get here and even though we arent perfect, we are making slow progress
The first video is the beginning of the ride.