Well we are going for our third lesson today. Last week didn't go as well as planned. Partly my fault because I wasn't pushing him but also he wasn't being very co-opperative (I don't blame him first time with other horses for a while)
Jalah and I did an exersize to try and get my mind off the people around me. There was this little girl watching me ride from over the fence. While I was doing a jumping course. At first I didn't noticed her and we cleared the course easily. Then when I took him for the second round and saw her we knocked a cross bar and a mini straight bar. All because I was worried about screwing up in front of this girl. Chances are she wouldn't even know that I screwed up.
Then we had another go, for the first jump I was all tense and if I didn't have a good horse like Chinga we would of:
A. Stopped in front of the jump.
B. Crashed into the jump.
C. Ran out on the jump.
But he cleared it nicly, with me well being there somewhere along the lines. Then we came to the next jump. I thought to myself "Alright Maddie its just a jump, we have cleared this jump many times he loves jumping it". And what happens? I finish the course and forget the girl is there.
We decided to do it one more time and did it at a canter before finishing off. So hopefully today at our lesson I will have a co-opperative horse and I will have MY mind on the jump!
Wish us luck!