Some of the ladies out at the farm got together over my beach weekend and repainted fences, and boy do they look classy! Since this has been kind of a down horsey week, Ali and I tried our boys over them for some fun.
I’m noticing that if I’ve got him together I’m starting to get better with my shoulders, but man I have GOT to fix my lower leg! Nonetheless a tired Foster was a good boy over everything.
Check out my buddy Ali and her handsome OTTB Baron here!
Your lower leg isn’t as bad as you think, I noticed that it does creep back during the flight stage but that can be easily fixed – put more weight into your heels!
If I may say, I think that your horse needs to be travelling with more energy from the hindquarters; the horse’s jumping power comes from here and you’ll find that if you are travelling with more energy (not necessarily faster) the jump will be a lot smoother; you’ll be more in sync with each other and therefore more balanced which in turn will assist with fixing your lower leg! But that’s just what I would advise!
Thanks Miss Equestrian!
I agree with your comments- Foster was soo tired yesterday and I think that is part of his slugglishness. However if you would have seen him a year ago you would not believe it was the same horse! He used to rush even tiny crossrails- so I’m happy to hear “needs more energy” comments- we’re going to start working on it for sure now that jumping is relaxing for the both of us again 🙂
Otherwise I intend to shorten my stirrups a hole or so and see if that helps me with my lower leg- will post a video eventually once I do that and you’ll have to tell me if you see a difference.
Thanks for reading/watching!
Not a problem! =)
He looks so calm and docile! You’ve done some brilliant work to change his quirky jumping!
I look foward to watching you both again!
Wow he has some snappy knees!
I have some pictures of him that made myself and others think I might need to invest in a belly guard! It might look like a bit much though to be doing Novice with one of those… 🙂