Well, I've done some 10cm jumps with Luca before, that he trotted over rather than jumped. But yesterday, my sister had lined up some buckets to in-hand train her new gelding Syd, so I decided to do some jumping over these things. Luca was fantastic, enthusiastic and totally safe for such a green horse. I somehow feel like I'm doing the wrong thing though, teaching myself AND my horse how to jump, since he wasn't broken in when I got him. Excuse my riding attire, my jods are in the wash and I've outgrown my riding boots, so I'm looking for a new pair. But anyway, here are some pics. They are blurry, I know, but they sort of show my position anyway. I see some big mistakes there, and I'm not really posting this for critique (although you are welcome to do that ) I just wanted to say how proud I am of Luca.
^in this picture: I need my heels DOWN!
^my horrible hands!!!
So my goals for jumping are: keeping my hands steady and keeping my heels low.
I'm sorry if I posted this in the wrong topic....
I'll be working with a trainer soon, so don't worry about me JUST randomly teaching myself how to jump