Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
• Horses: 0
What a lovely horse!
While you are a nice gutsy rider, I hope you don't mind if I offer suggestions.
I'm not fond of the way you turn your horse's head as you approach jumps. I guess you are doing it as a way to check his speed? If so, you are pulling him off balance and that is why you lost those hay bales. Keep your upper body quieter and you may push him forward less. If you are pulling his head off track because you need to guide his line more, I would suggest you use more leg and less hand.
You never want to turn your horse's head off track that way. It not only unbalances him, it may make it difficult to see the next jump in time to prepare himself for it.
Have fun and keep on jumping!