I rode Scooter again today. I actually fell off...but aside from that, I got lots of videos for you guys to critique!!
It's nearly impossible to feel him refusing until you're actually spinning from the jump. I swear, he can stop on a dime [which is why I fell off haha].
Anyways...The jumps are all 2'6"-3'. I just want to say...Scooter is blind in one eye, and this is my second time riding him after 2 years off him. Also, I think I got left behind a few times cause I focused TOO hard on staying tall and forgot to fold? I dunno...the last jump on one of the combinations is truly horrific. I didn't think he was going to jump so he leapt from a mile away and I was completely unprepared.
These are the same course, just broken into 2 parts
After I fell off
Don't comment on Scooter as he's not my horse, and don't spend much time on the refusals cause I know what went wrong.
And four pictures from last weeks lesson in case you can tell anything from them
He has some braking issues so I did have to check him kinda hard occasionally otherwise he'd just put his head down and run.
OH - and for comparison...here we were December 2008. Any improvement?