01-04-2010, 11:11 AM
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You and Apache are a very cute team!
Here's what I saw your biggest flaw was rushing, which led to her becoming very flat. Instead of having a nice collected, bouncy canter, she is cantering flat and really running in between those jumps - on her forehand to boot. Because of that, you guys had some really awkward takeoffs - some too deep and some too long. In addition, because she was cantering the course flat, her jumps suffered - she was jumping flat too, not with a nice bascule; she was jumping with her neck instead of her back.
I would really like to see you two work on getting her collected and engaging from the hind end. I think you would see tremendous improvement in your jumping, and see less dropped rails as a result.
You two really are a cute team, and I could see you two becoming very hard to beat, if you concentrate more on your flatwork between the jumps :)