This lesson is only half an hour long, but I hope to do one every Sunday until I feel confident again to join back into my monthly jumping lesson (I don't really fancy going back though at all, I've felt rushed from the beginning). I was going to start with a very very small x-rail on the ground and go over it a few times, raise the same one up a bit and go over it another few times (obviously on both reins), and then build a mini-course to go over STILL at x-rails.
I would like to make the lesson more interesting. What can I DO to build my confidence up? Like jumping with my eyes closed or no hands (obviously over a very small jump). I'm good with steering. I plan on going over the jumps in trot then building it up to canter since I've been doing that for a while now and feel confident enough to do it on this mare.
Sorry for going on and on, I just want to get as much detail as possible. What's the best things I could do to get my confidence up? And tips? Give me all the details since I won't be with an instructor for this lesson (I get a lesson with an instructor every Saturday still this is just an addition lesson to do my own thing but my Mum will be in the arena to help me and tell me if I'm doing anything wrong).
Thanks guys! I really love this Forum, everyone is so friendly and pretty professional. I'm so happy. :)