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    02-14-2009, 12:17 AM
A not so pleasant lesson...

it was one of those off days....

its a link because it wouldnt upload so...yeah constructive critisism is encouraged!(just please don't be too harsh, she's an.....interesting pony)
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    02-14-2009, 11:36 AM
Lift your hands off her neck so you have more control. If she continues to refuse... you're carrying a crop, use it! As you're coming around the corner take your reins in one hand and smack her behind your leg. She needs to know you're in control. Good luck!
    02-14-2009, 12:43 PM
Look up, and DON"T GET AHEAD! If you get ahead and she stops, it's a great way to jump the jump without the pony :-/ Hit her behind the leg HARD the second she want to stop, and if she stops, whack her and go right to the jump again. She's learned nothing bad happens if she refuses, you need to teach her otherwise.

But... You look really good coming up to the jump, and she's an adorable pony! Good luck!
    02-14-2009, 04:31 PM
It could be the lighting;) I had a horse that would repeatedly refuse jumps. I asked the vet if there was anything wrong with him and he said, its the lighting!
    02-14-2009, 04:43 PM
Ive told her many times that im in charge. I was using the crop a lot that day. She has a huge attitude for being only 13.3 hands and 4 years old =P but thanks for all the advice!
    02-14-2009, 04:46 PM
Don't worry too much, everyone has bad days

When you run out to the left, don't circle left. Pull on you right rein hard and go from a short distance rather than a joy ride round the arena. Also, on the approach after a run out, keep hold of your right rein and kick **** hard with your left leg. Buut not so much they run out the other way

Good job for not giving up and it may also be the lighting (unless its just the video)

Hope this helped/made sense
    02-14-2009, 05:06 PM
Don't be so hard on yourself. We have all been there and gone thru the exact same thing at one point or another. The pony looks a good little horse she just knows she worries you enough that she can start refusing and running passed the fence.

You can go over it because we have seen you go over the x-rail. That fence is actually not much taller than the x-rail but I think you worry yourself over it.

You need to keep your eye up, lift your hands off the neck(grab a chunk of mane if you need to when you are actually taking off for the jump) and leg leg leg! Keep that leg on and be assertive with your body that YOU WANT to get over that jump. The second you second guess yourself all your aids go out the window and your pony knows it, that's why she casually runs right passed it.

YOU CAN DO THIS. You are an excellent rider, when looking at the video it's obvious that this height of jump is good for you as you have the foundations down pat. I think you're just going thru that inner battle of not being sure if you can, something we all go thru, every single one of us
Nothing can stop you from doing this
    02-15-2009, 12:40 AM
Dont even reply to this kaycee!!!
    02-15-2009, 01:45 AM
    02-15-2009, 03:29 AM
Who's kaycee? What did we miss??

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