Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
So you had a few good jumps, then a few where you got seriously left behind.
Go WITH the horse. Stay forward in your two point a bit longer, as you are sitting down too soon.
It seemed like when the horse was cantering, that you were popping her in the mouth every stride, as your hands were not giving and taking with her head. You have to follow her head motion, forward and back....but don't "pump" your arms, or you will look like a chicken! Just a gentle forward as her head goes down, and a back as her head comes up.
I do like the active trot you have coming into the jumps though, and that you keep going after the jump.
Aim for the middle of the jump.
I think your trainer should have put a few trot poles down for you.
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