Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
• Horses: 0
You are definitely improving. Even though this is not in the critique, you have taken the critiques well. So, I will offer this tidbit.
Although you have improved a lot, you are still sitting back too soon. You need to land more in your two point.
Your horse needs more impulsion, but not speed. If he was more "in front of your leg", he would be more balanced. He is quite heavy on the forehand which makes it difficult for him to shift weight back onto the haunch to thrust up and over the jump. His lack of balance allows him to land too heavy after the jump, causing the crossfire, stiffness....
He looks like a very good hunter prospect to me. His calmness to the jumps is a gift!