Tia has been doing good. She is looking so much better and is really loving her jumping sessions. She even has someone riding her over jumps (see other post) She has lunged 3 foot oxers and very rarely jumps from a long spot. The video below is from today. We stuck with a cross rail since I introduced the "picket fence" jump filler to her today. I don't think she even noticed it was there.
Tia did really well with the new jump fillers. I have realized that I have not been the best horse mommy and that I have been jumping her more often than I should. In realization of this I am changing things up with her and doing more ground work, as well as flat work at the walk (I was approved for walking on horseback and I can handle it too as far as pain goes) So the first video is of the jumps we did that day, and the second video is a mixture of videos of Tia, but has some other things we have done recently (like the trail obstacles and having my terrified mother ride ) Enjoy and let me know if anyone has any ideas for things to keep both of us entertained that do not involve jumping.
I have decided to update you on Tia's progress. She is doing so much better jumping both free and under saddle. She also looking really good and only needs a little more weight on her. Her topline is looking better too, but its the hardest part to build and so its taking some time. Let me know what you guys think!
This is Tia jumping under saddle with her rider on July 5th. She did her first vertical and cantered her first jump. She hadn't been ridden in over two weeks and it had also been a while since she had been worked, so she was a little fussy and rather fast, but she still did good.
The next video was taken the same day as the video above. She completely kills the jump and still manages to jump the next jump, only a bounce distance away. She was okay and only had a small scrape on her back leg.
And this video was taken today (July 18th 2012) She was going good and we (myself and her rider) decided to try her higher than 3 foot. She jumped up to 4 foot 6 inches today and still had room to go higher!