Okay, I just want to see what people say about their first time jumping. To start things off, today was my VERY first time jumping! Kay, so this is how it all went down: My instructor had me do some pole work at the trot. Each time I go there, she has me go through a longer obstacle course. Today I did two-point over five trotting poles, then went around and weaved in and out between three cones. Then I went around to the left and did a wide circle around a tree and trotted toward the last pole. I didn't notice it until I got there, but the pole was raised on some blocks so it was about ten inches off the ground. I didn't expect Ruby to jump over it at the trot!
After I realized what happened, I was like.... "OH MY GOSH!!!!!! I just jumped my first jump!!!!!!!!!!" I was SO ecstatic!
My instructor then taught me about long and short release. I went over the jump again, and I did exactly what she told me to do, and she was so happy for me. I had an idiotic grin glued on my face all the way home. I still do now!!! Even though it was like ten inches, it was still a jump!
Oh my gosh, I jumped for the first time! How was your guys's first time?