*sigh* Wish I had pics. My mom wasn't there and it's a private lesson, so no one to take pics for me. *Cries* Next week maybe I can convince my mom to come take some LOL.
That's what I thought! I don't really know anything about jumping, though, so I didn't want to sound completely stupid and be like. Um, what? But seriously when she put the jump at 2 feet, he wouldn't really run at it, he could just pop over it from a standstill. I was like, what? Then she told me that he was some kind of superb competition horse before he had an injury or something, so now he's only sound to do some lessons, I guess. He's a nice boy though. 3 feet was pretty much nothing to him. He just trotted toward it and like.. glided over it, it was SO fun.
MIE -- I'm super pumped! I didn't know if that was awesome or not, because that was my first time jumping, like with someone watching me at least, I've jumped a little at home just over some low poles and stuff, but my mare is mostly a western horse and she was like... HUH?! so I don't do a lot. I haven't done that for two years, either. But yeah, it's so fun!
eventer -- MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY! but I didn't want to say anything, so I just did it, and then Charlie perked his ears up and actually JUMPED. before he'd just been sorta doing it because he had to, not enjoying it... But as soon as we made it a big jump, he was totally psyched about it. LOL funny horse.
freckles - Yeah, he's a sweetheart. She told me that one time when this little girl fell off of him doing some serpentines, she was so small and he was so tall that she was just hanging there by her stirrup, and he just stopped and stood there while Susan ran over to help her. I guess she just lost her balance and fell off his right side. One of those things that just happens super fast. what a good boy. *huggles charlie*
To rein a horse is not only to guide him,
but also to control his every movement.