Since our last lesson with InstructorA, I’ve made it a point to focus on improving the quality of Raglan’s canter. I’ve been stretching him down into the bridle, letting his head drop so that his neck is level and then using my leg to lift up his belly. Right now his head gets too low, but I can feel him getting stronger and soon I should be able to start raising his poll up while keeping his back engaged.
In the mean time, I’ve been setting up jumps at least once a week. Spending more time jumping has been good for us; I’m feeling pretty confident over 2’0″ with Raglan!
Huge thanks to @kelcpow for the impromptu mini lesson today 😀 I learn a little bit more and get a little bit better every day 💪🏻 It helps that Raglan is the best horse 🐎 On a related note, it makes me sad that so many people online are quick to condemn, mistakes happen and sometimes people don't have picture perfect rides and that's okay 😅 This video wasn't MY best ride today, but I think Raglan did a really great job landing more organized and not just kersplatting over it 😂 Two foot feels just fine 👌 Hopefully I can find the 💰 to have a real lesson before the month is over 😁
My main goals are 1.) no refusals, 2.) land softly from jumps, and 3.) PLEASE HAVE BRAKES. Raglan’s been going above and beyond to meet those expectations. I can’t wait to be in a position to take him to another schooling show for some actual over fences classes! 💓