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Please check out my video! This is my 6 year old at our first hunter show. We have been training pretty hard. We got Grand Champion for our hunter division and Reserve Champion for equitation out of 16.
Next month we are moving up to 18 inches. We jump 2'6' at home easily, but I dont want to push him too much at the shows. He seemed to be having a blast! So I want to keep it fun.
Im 39 years old so I dont have too much time to reach my 2'6 goal at the show. hopefully next year!
Thanks for looking!:p


 

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I love that you're not pushing your horse - so awesome. He seems like a natural hunter, he has a nice pace and his striding was nice!

The only thing I could critique on is, and I know these are just small crossrails, but you could go into two-point more. Your position doesn't change from cantering to over the jump at all and even though you really don't /need/ to release because your horse is barely jumping, it's a good habit to form.

But good job on winning! Hope you knock 'em dead at every show!
 

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You two work great together. Such a calm, even stride. Beautiful. Here's to many more fun and successful shows!
 

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Yes! It was Great! We worked so well together! It made me bond with him so even more after that show. All in good times! looking forward to january! :wink:
We actually got our flying changes this week, so I hope to have them down solid by next show.
 

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Actually though, although you could do little bit more, it is good that you aren't over releasing or perching. That is one of the biggest problems people have and if you get used to doing too much at lover levels, it is hard to dial it back. As someone who is having this difficulty, it is much easier to work on giving bigger releases over bigger fences, and having a nice moderate release over tiny fences than it is to fix a habit of over releasing over all sizes of jumps.

My biggest concern would be whether you would release enough with your hands over larger fences. You are releasing, but not much, which is appropriate considering you horse is mainly cantering over the fences. I think we'd need to see a vid. or pic of you over larger fences to see if you need to release more in general.
 

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i think you guys look awesome !! =D
 

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Great job!!!
I thought the two of you looked really well. So steady and I liked his pace.
Yay for you!!
HP
 

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You guys have themakings of a great hunter pair! A steady, quiet round with good distances is the biggest goal, and that was such a pretty round. Once you get lead changes it will b even better. I agree you could release a bit more, but it's not a huge issue over such small jumps.
 

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I must say VERY smart move starting with cross rails when you're already schooling much higher. The added confidence of knowing you both can easily do it is a great advantage. I personally like that you're not doing anymore than you need to. You've got a great rhythm, stride to the fences and a relaxed horse. The two of you are in tune with each other which is very important. As you move up, the only I would add is getting him a little more round and collected so he can use himself well over larger fences. I'd also love to see some schooling videos over the bigger stuff. Great job! Florida must be nice this time of year. It's 30 degrees up here today!
 

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Thanks for the comments! I will def take some more schooling video at higher fences. We are really working on our flying changes right now. He gives me the left, since he was off the track, but the right is a diffrent story at the moment. I dont want to continue to ask for more than 5 strides, I then just do a simple change. any suggestions?
By the way YES! the weather here is 82. Its crazy how warm it is. I do enjoy this temp. We can ride year round with no probloms. When summer is here though it way too HOT and i dont feel like riding at all.
 

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Congrats!

Look at those gorgeous corners! you nicely used the ENTIRE arena and kept the same tempo thru your entire course! great course!

Congrats on your great placings! Good for you for taking it slow, it will pay off in the long run and build confidence in the both of you and in your riding bond.

Congrats again!
 

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Awesome job! Thanks so much for posting this. At 31, I feel a little funny sometimes trying to get back into this, and even thinking I can get back into shows next year. You two look fantastic!
 
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