So yesterday my trainer asked me if I wanted to jump and I told her I would love to. I would like some critiques and advice. In the video there are good jumps and a few that went bad. The bad ones were caused by icky striding and me failing to release on time and such.
As for the more successful jumps, I noticed I'd pull on X factors mouth during the landings, and didn't have a nice contact with the reins over the jumps. Don't know how to fix that so I'd like some advice on that please. :)
In general I'm super pleased with my progress on X. I'm a much better rider and feel I have more control over him, he listens to me better and I can feel he trusts me more too. PLus I can finally get him to canter on the spot when I want him too! NO more fighting and trying to get him to canter! And the cherry on top iiiisss... (drum roll)... I was asked to exercise a horse after my lesson whenever I had the time... FOR FREE!
Dream come true! Truly! That means I get more riding and experience for my money since Lollipop is a whole different ball game. Not enough students ride her because she's a handful, but they believe I can handle it and it will get this mare used to listening to younger, more inexperienced riders, since the only one who can really control her properly is my trainer and the lady who cleans the barn and rides impeccably.
Thanks for the critique! :)