I have a habit of doing this, and I'm pulling out my boy's mane because my fingers get tangled in it. I noticed that most people don't grab onto the mane. What do you do for balance? How can I break this habit? Also, I SOMETIMES pull on his mouth as we jump. Should I have my hands further up his neck while we jump, or should I bring them closer to the front of his neck, as if I would wrap my arms around him?
Here is a video so that you can get a better idea. Please do not critique me on anything other than how I can stop relying on his mane for balance and not jerking his mouth. I have a very good instructor and recently started back over the jumps after a few years off. Also, it was taken two or three weeks ago, and I have improved since then. I was lazy and uploaded it on Sunday....:embarrassed:
ALSO....the youtube editor didn't have any better music....but my mom was talking through the whole thing and it got annoying. I also know that he was on the wrong lead at one point....we're working on it, ha....ha...ha....
Anyways, here it is: