I'm going to have a wicked sunburn after today 😌
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I set up a two-stride double this morning to ride my two beasts through! They've been jumping single verticals and oxers for the past week, so I wanted to give them a fresh challenge. Especially Harper, who hasn't seen a showjumping course in AGES.
I rode her first, and ended up having to shorten the distance between the two obstacles because her short little legs just could not make it in two strides! Once I did, she rode it very well. She's been getting steadier with her jump approach, and didn't rush it too much, meeting the stride perfectly. I decided to have some fun and threw in some cavaletti x's as a filler - which she promptly refused the first time. 😬 The second time was a bit wild, but she got over them, and after a few more runs she was pretty calm about them, so I was very proud of her!
With Finn, I lengthened the distance once more and popped him through the double, no bother to him at all! He's always been a more confident jumper than Harper, which is fine, because I learn from him and then teach her. 😊 We worked our way up to 90cm in height, and made the second part an oxer, which felt like a breeze to ride with him!
As for myself, I've been working on my position over the jumps, which I was pretty happy with today! 👍 There's always room to improve, but I felt really balanced today, even on landing, which has always been the killer for me.
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