Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
• Horses: 0
What I see is a person who continually drives with their seat and who is constantly behind the motion. Yet, when the horse approaches the jump, they seem to be simply a passenger. There is little communication evident between horse and rider. Stay more forward, soften your seat and balance the horse better. Through leg and half halts, you can balance the horse, improve the impulsion and engage the haunch.
These are the tools the horse needs to jump better. You have a lovely horse who seems to have a good attitude towards jumping. The rider is just not living up to her part of the partnership, in my opinion.
BTW, one word that can improve the partnership........dressage!!