I'm sure you guys are getting REALLY tired of hearing about Leo...but...
I JUMPED HIM 2'6" ON FRIDAY!!
It was awesome. I haven't ridden him in a few months [I've been busy falling off...3 times in the last month!] so I wasn't sure how it was gonna go.
Our first fence was...embarassing. Let's just say we ended up walking to it, bahahahaha.
After that I remembered how to be mean + tough with him...it was AWESOME!
I jumped a 2'3" course full of roll backs without any refusals! He was bucking and getting upset but I didn't give up and we made some really tight turns
and then my trainer raised the jumps to 2'6"...we had some problems at first [I can never get him in front of my leg to the first jump] but...and here's something amazing... I jumped a 2'6" skinny jump on the first try!!!!
Coming to it I was fre.aking out a little bit but I manned up and rode him through his wiggles and we got over! That has never ever ever happened before.
I'm so proud.
No video since my camera's broken...but...here was my last ride on him. You can see our problems, haha. See the blue skinny jump? YEAH. I jumped that. At 2'6" [a pole higher than it's set in the video]
And just some pictures cause he's SO CUTE!
Us over 2'6"