Friday, October 19, 2012
Not quite feeling 100% + jumping in the dusk/dark = no bueno
Flatted around... pushed through the urge to take breaks and tried to work hard. Got told that I was looking good... worked really diligently on keeping a frame, along with lots of stopping and backing- I will have a light horse one day! ha
We moved onto jumping and light was lacking. Henry slammed on the breaks at the first fence - great. I am not surprised, it's not something I wanted by any means- I felt him hesitate and closed my leg and then BAM at the last minute he stopped. Got after him and went right back to the jump, he jumped. We went a few more times and then went the other way, he stopped again (despite me being very aware and riding aggressively) and I really got after him and made him jump it from the spot he stopped at.
We continues over the jump, alternating out turning left and right after it. Also worked on a constant turn over the jump, short approaches, square corners.
It was a good lesson except the stopping.. but like I said, I am not surprised he did it- he's never been jumped in the dark.
I went to watch the lesson today and as I showed up at the time I was told to be there, they told me that they were done with him... ugh.
A lesson tomorrow.