Originally Posted by Corporal
I'm sorry, but I don't get it. Your still shot shows that he isn't tucking well. Is he bored with the height, or not careful? (He pulled one rail, but I guess the mud could account for this.)
Certainly, he's a willing jumper. Do you have any shots of higher and wider?
I can understand if YOU want to do higher and wider, but I guess the pictures/videos don't say to me that your horse wants this, too.
Do you have more?
I guess I should phrase that a little better, lol. By "this fall" I meant, that is when I can get back into riding. I don't necessarily mean start showing him this fall, by any means. I want to get back into lessons/work with a trainer before I do any of that.
As for the video and picture, like I said, these are from over two years ago. I also didn't by any means want to go higher/wider, I just want to get away from the Hunter ring. :P So I was looking for suggestions on what I could consider. That's all. And no I sadly don't really have many jumping shots. :/
I also think he pulled the rail because I took him into the jump at a godawful angle and I remember him sliding just a tad in the mud when he took off. It was my fault either way though. He tends to get careless/strung out when jumping which is, again, my fault. I already know I need to do a lot of consistent flatwork and get him off his forehand and better balanced before I do any jumping, which is what I would do either way because he's been out of work for a while.
All this is just hypothetical right now, but like I said I was just looking for suggestions on things he might be better at than the Hunter ring in the future. :)