Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
Nelson sure has taught me allot.
He is a serious competator and I've never had him refuse a fence if I were riding correctly. But there are those days where I can be slack, or I make 1 movement in my body - where he either leaps the fence like a super hero, or he stops.
I've had 2 mihaps on him. One was when I as schooling over a Trak - causing me to come out of the saddle and landing oddly, where one foot was still in the iron. And another where he stopped and I flew over him - ending up with a metal jump cup embedded in my arm.
That is why I stress sitting deep, legs wrapped around girth -because we need to support our horses to the fence at all times - Nelson, taught me that!
So blessed be those horses, who teach us!