Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
pulling head down after jumps
I've been doing a bit of jumping on my wb the last few days and he's quite a natural :) the first time we went over a jump it was accidental (long story) but he did it very nicely and confidently so I've been running him over a few jumps after some flatwork. The jumps are only about 10" high so nothing huge but its a starting point really.
Anyways, the first few days he did really well but the last couple of times I've done it, he jumps nicely, lands well and then reaches his head down so far his nose almost touches the ground pulling the reins out of my hands and I nearly go A over Z. Not quite though ;)
Why is he doing this? He has plenty of release over the jump and its only once we have 4 feet on the ground again that I take up the pressure on the reins. Its very little pressure, just the normal amount.
Im not sure why he does it or how I can stop it. Any ideas??
Any help would be great as I would like to do showjumping one day but I can't even consider it while he's doing such silly things :)
"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"