Well today I rode with Lisa, that was great. But Chinga and I decided to go over the tyre jump. So anyway, I take him round trot him through the center line, ask for a canter and then push him round the size before coming in towards our jump. Nice straight line up. Refusal. My fault. I was in my posistion to early, I was very lucky he didn't dump me. This happens two more times, even though I try harder to sit back.
Then I really focus. We clear it, although he leaps it, we still get over it. Mind you at this moment I was lucky to be in the saddle. Its annoying, its a habit. That I just push myself to far forwards. So we give it another go, he still leaped it a little bit but he had improved. Legs sat neatly together, he was perfect. I was good, he didn't bump me out. I stayed there nicely, still I was up his neck *sigh*. Third jump and final jump I finally got a proper jump out of me. Then finished off. I love Chinga, he is so patient. But god was I angry at myself.
Although I haven't jumped in four months, I still wasn't happy with it. It was a tyre jump not the nomal poll, it was a jump like the picture below and we have never gone over something like that.