07-14-2013, 12:07 AM
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Ended up squeezing in 2 lessons this week. Thursday's lesson was good. A bit more kicking out than I would like but every time he did it it was because of my spurs. So on Friday I didn't wear spurs and we didn't have any kickouts. The new trainer talked me into jumping out in the jump field. I've never jumped out there before so I was really nervous about it but Jack did really well and seemed to have fun too. He did want to go faster towards the barn but it definitely felt faster than it looked. She took a video of one of our rounds and it actually looked pretty good. I'm very excited that he likes it. I'd like to do the hunter derbies in the future and I think he might actually be suited for them.
I like the new trainer. The lessons are longer than usual and she always wants us to do another course. She really seems to enjoy teaching.
Kim went to the show at ledges last week and things went alright. They had a lot of time faults and she was really nervous but they got through it. The thing is, she seems to have lost her nerve since she got back. She and Adam had a terrible lesson on Thursday. He kept stopping and ran out of a stinking cavaletti jump. She just seems super timid and that is translating to Adam as, maybe we shouldn't go over this jump, which in turn causes her more nerves etc. I feel like she was overfaced at the show and lately in lessons I think they've been having her jump way too big, like 3'6" to 3'9".
Their lesson on Friday went better according to the trainer but Kim was not happy.