I'd like to introduce 4 year old Justus, she's a 14.2hh Appy/Mustang X Welsh Pony, just starting into jumping. I've taken her over some crossrails and freejumped her a couple times now and she seems enthusiastic and eager to perform!
I'd love some feedback as to how others on here have started their young/green horses into jumping and how you think my girl's doing! I actually gifted her to a 14 year old girl that had been coming out to ride for about 2 years, for her birthday, and she's got dreams of low level shows in the next year or two. I've raised Justus since she hit the ground and would LOVE to see her placing in shows, but need some starter advise! Thanks to anyone that's willing to share some experiences and tips!
Now a couple pics! First from yesterday freejumping 2'-2'6 (ish)
Short video from yesterday as well:
And about a month or so ago over a couple small crossrails...
She's kinda lazy over the crossrails and likes to just trot over! LOL
Some flatwork...we're working on rounding and softening. Any advise on this would be more than appreciated as well!
All pics and video with a rider is me, feel free to critique as I know I've got alot of room for improvement! LOL! The lunging video is with MacabreMikolaj. I'm not going to post pis of her new owner on her until I ask if it's ok with her though. But thanks in advance for replies!