A year ago I bought a 23 yr. Old horse (now 24) and when we got him he couldn't jump anything. The owner told me he would never jump anything in his life, I may even forget trotting over poles. Of course, that did not stop me. XD
So I (first time horse owner) bought this really mean horse. He was terrible. He would makes holes in the ground from pawing so much and he wouldn't stop for anything. At a 1 to 10 scale of badness, he was a 9. Now, he is a 6 or 7ish. But anyway...
When I first teached him to jump, he would refuse 9/10 of them... literally. Now he accomplishes 7/10 jumps. We are jumping around 26 inches, I think.
As for me, I have been to lessons but never learned to jump higher than 6 inches. That was actually the reasons I quit lessons, the only ones close to here were Western and very boring. So I have been learning, a bit, too.
My problem is confidence issue. I have this "I'm just an AWFUL rider..." and I think all I need is some people to tell me what they think. The first pic is to critique my baby and the second is for me. I know in my critique pic, I need to look up more and need to have my calf farther up. The first pic was a TERRIBLE one of me, so please don't think I usually do that. Or look so big/awkward. =(
*Face bleeped for safety reasons*
Hard to see....=( I hate this pic... to be honest. But for now it's all I have.