I had an IEA show this weekend and I happened to draw this Warmblood cross (I think he was crossed with a Friesian, but I can't tell. Any ideas?) Anyways, he was unlike any horse I'd ever ridden. I was in class 2b and he was used in 1a, 1b, and 2a. He refused for everyone. He was hard to get straight before the jumps and that's why he kept refusing, so I tried really hard to set him up strait. Needless to say even though I avoided refusals, he had a jump unlike I've ever ridden before!
I've ridden a ton of horses, and never have I been on one that jumped so huge! I almost got jumped out of the saddle at every jump That combined with my nervousness (I was shaking before warm up) my nerves showed in my riding, I was very tensed up. Along with him breaking to a trot several times I did not place. I've never ridden this bad at a show ever, I'm usually very calm. But I did redeem myself in the flat class :)
Anyways I think it made an interesting video.
(ignore the title, my boyfriend named it..)