04-21-2009, 09:46 PM
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If she is green, I would not be jumping her right now.
More than likely, she has no topline, not balanced, not muscled up. Has no rhythm, has no forward momentum - this, is what you should be working with her right now.
Work on lots of dressage - or - flatwork - same thing, just differnt names......doing lots of exercises to build her up, to gain the essential tools needed to jump.
Jumping is dressage, with speed bumps.
Take this time to utalize all the important parts of her body, to gain a well rounded, well balanced horse.
Take this time to bond together. To smooth out the wrinkles - before you go over fences.
Our horses reflect us - what we do in the saddle is what our horses will respond to. Take this time as well, to work on yourself and your confidence and your important part in this role of teamwork.