I was riding him the other day and he was pre empting me all the time and getting a bit rushy so I decided to run his over some trot poles to make him think more and settle down. He cantered up to them :roll: (we're working on that whole listening to me thing) steadily and then jumped them lol lucky there was only two I know he liked to jump before all our issues so at this point I decided to pop him over some of the other jumps. There were only 4 others set up at varying heights. 20cm, 30cm, 40cm & 45cm. These arent huge but possum and I have been working on jumping for a showjumping day on the 24th and seeing as we are only entering the beginners class cause she's just learning im keeping them all a steady height.
Anyhoo, he jumped them all too easy. I guess he is a large horse and if he really wanted to he could probably just step over them lol but he jumped them all nicely and is so much more calmer and more focused when he's heading up to a jump. And that's all him because he's had no formal training I've just popped him over jumps here and there but before me he did nothing. He was bred for jumping and his parents were great jumpers so maybe that's going to be his strong point.
So im thinking, just for fun and experience, of taking jarred along to the showjumping day on the 24th. I wont be able to ride him for points as I can only compete on one horse, possum, but I can take him and ride for no points in a training capacity. He does fine with activity around him and I figure I can run him over a course in warm up and if he acts up or carries on I don't have to continue. I just thought it would be good to get him out there and even if he is just popping over beginner jumps its all experience. Its been about a month now since the chiro came and he came back into work about 4 days after (slowly back in). Although he is very keen I have noticed such a sensible horse when he's jumping and he truly seems to enjoy it.
Im a little worried that its too soon but at the same time its not the olympics lol its a small showjumping day :) so, am I completely insane or not as insane as everyone else thinks I am lol