He's 10, looks like a Tennessee Walking horse, and has a difficult time maintaining the right lead. But on Monday when I was jumping my other animals, I figured let's just see what happens.
He's surprisingly good over fences! He needs a LOT of support to the fence, and riding him actually feels like you're sliding over the jumps, but the photos turned out really well so he must not be all that bad.
I borrowed Carly's exercise from the other day: a bounce, two strides to an oxer. I put Kat, Tango, and Indiana through it.
Kat was predictably amazing.
Having the photos to look at in between going through the line gave me a lot to think about. I have a serious release issue with Kat, mostly because when we hit the ground we often are going at lightspeed and I think I'm trying to slow her down midair, but... that doesn't work super great.
|SHE IS THE CUTEST THING EVER|
|After looking at this one I got a little better at just trusting her|
|Just look at her!|
|This was our last jump, I put it down a bit to end on an easier effort. TOO MUCH RELEASE KATE|
|ohmygod who is this horse and where did he come from|
|So we made the jump bigger. Total solution, right?|