Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
Dressage, Dressage, Dressage, Dressage, Dressage. I cannot emphasise that enough. Sounds to me that her rider is allowing her to jump flat, on her forehand with a too forward pace.
She needs to be rounded, needs to be engaged, light on her forehand and soft in your hands. Your horse needs to be light in your aids as well.
When you jump CC, you MUST MUST MUST have a horse that will come down to you and rock back when asked - that is just simply too dangerous to have a horse out on the CC course sloppy.
I'd be looking at the rider first, before putting the blame on the horse. Our horses reflect 100% of what we do while in the saddle, our horses only know what we know.
I highly recommend Dressage Lessons.