I rode Anneh two days ago. I took my older jumping saddle out to try on her. I had tried it on her like... a year ago, but it was too wide. I figured I'd set it back on her since she's got so much topline now. Well... it fit. And I rode in it, and OhMyGahhhhh. It's SO much easier to ride forward. I'm so used to my Wintec A/P which is basically a dressage saddle with shorter flaps, lol. My jumping saddle is my new looooooovvveee :o
We tried doing some grids.. three jumps in a row.. hah, it was amusing.
Annie's still building confidence, so we get some retard moments sometimes, lol.
We kept going over the grids over and over again, till Annie calmed down and started getting the hang of it.
My trainer told me that we were done, and to do it one more time, and really push her forward and see if I could get this one down perfect. Well... it was the best grid we've ever done, and after the last jump, Annie was cantering down, and I started petting her, and praising the living poop out of her, and she started swinging her head side to side up in the air, like she does when I play with her in the pasture, and then she starts crow hopping in a teeny tiny little circle, bahaha. It was hilarious.
I got after her a little bit, but not too much, because I knew her antics were all in good spirits. She was so proud of herself, lol. Her cool down trot was amazing. She was totally showing off.. it was like... borderline Olympic level extended trot. Ahaha. I loff her XD
GR. I just can't wait for Tropical Storm FAE to swirl her hiney out of my friggen state so I can ride more DX