Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
Asking about the falling forward, there is a small depression in that spot that caught me off gaurd, and from the angle of the camera, it looks like I never corrected it. If I had a flatter arena, that wouldn't happen ;)
I shouldn't say it's always in the same corner, but it is always just tracking to the left, and turning in one specific corner in the arena. For this one it is by the trees. I am doing serpentines to prevent him to speed up, which is what you see as I come down the left side (if you are the person videoing.) Should I change this?
McKeller - You're post is completely opposite of tinyliny's, and Cowboy works so much better off a more loose contact. I did think I need to shorten my stirrups just a hole though.
Tiny - First off, thank you for commenting ^.^ I admire you, really... Anywho, so what you recommend is to in general, prepare both me and Cowboy better for the turns? As in, prepare my core/muscles, and flex Cowboy just to let him know, "this way?" Sounds like great things to easily work on, thank you :)
~ By the way, I am likely posting a video of us jumping 2'/2'3 tomorrow that I will need crit on as well. So if possible, stay tuned ;) We will be doing two 2' courses this weekend, and one HUS class. Pretty much the Beginner Rider division :) I would do Beg. Horse, but TOP trainers compete in that, and Cowboy isn't really that much of a beginner. I usually jump 2'6", but C is only 4, and I don't wanna hurt him :3 So Beg. Rider it is! We are doing jump practice tomrow, so please, check back!!
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Last edited by xJumperx; 06-18-2012 at 09:34 PM.