This is Dakota refusing a jump!!
The camera died right in the middle of this clip, that's why it's cut short. Sorry you can't see the whole refusal!
Here's what happened after the end of the clip: I ducked to the right of his neck because he planted his feet and swerved left. I just got a little bit off balance but I didn't really come close to falling so it's all good. We came around and did it again and he was good for the most part for the rest of the lesson.
This was my second time riding Dakota. I'm used to riding Ricky, a little bay pony who's a lot smaller than Dakota. I'm still getting used to riding a bigger horse. It feels completely different.
So this was the first jump of the lesson. It was a tiny jump and he just ran out because I didn't have enough leg on and I was kind of nervous since he had been acting up during the cantering part of the lesson. In the beginning of the lesson he enjoyed a nice quick roll with all his tack on. -.- Luckily he stayed on his knees for a few seconds before going down completely so I could step off.. lol.
Anyways here's the video of him refusing!