Thanks guys. Yeah I am still doing mostly 2' to 2'6" we just wanted to have fun and try 3'.
I do have an explanation for the really far forward leg though. Junior is honest but only to a point, he likes to canter perfectly right up to the fence and without any warning whatsoever he will do a sliding stop and then spin on his hindquarter and toss you off. My friend advised that I shove my leg forward so that if he did slide to a stop I had a better chance of staying on.
I do totally understand where you are coming from. I won't be doing courses of this height, just single jumps now and again. I know I am still learning, like I said I have never had a formal jumping lesson in my entire life and have only been jumping for a little over a year.
Junior is a seasoned show horse, I wouldn't have attempted this unless I knew he could handle it. He is a babysitter over fences as long as you know how to get him going and keep him going and get him through the initial approach [if that makes sense].
I am not trying to sound like I am making excuses. I know I still have a lot of work to do, we are improving slowly but surely. Sometimes it is hard to do the lower jumps with him though because he is one of those horses that won't try unless the jumps are over 2'3" :D Silly boy, he was jumping up to 5' in his prime so he gets bored with small jumps.
Oh MIEventer do you think my stirrup length is incorrect? That is the length I have been using for about 5 or 6 months and they have stayed that length cause I like them there. But I wouldn't really know if they were wrong or not, can you tell?
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