That's great! I'm so glad to hear that. You're welcome 😊
He went great! Sadly a fence down in each class but completely rider error. But I rode a lot more with my leg and seat and left his mouth alone and he was so much better! Kept the canter right though the course and a good rhythm! So I finally thing I have figured out how to ride him haha! Thank you so much for the advice.
How went that competition? Did the advices help?
With the rushing a jumps, I have a horse that did this and what worked was setting up a combination with about 4/5 strides between the jumps and asking him to trot and then walk and then halt in the middle, this will get them to listen to your hand and leg aids. You could also try this after a single jump. With the trotting in a competition, maybe try more leg and make sure you're not pulling on his mouth, sometimes if your nervous you might subconsciously be taking more contact in their mouth which tells his slowdown or downwards transition?
Keep him calm, spend lots of time warming up Calmly walk, trot and cantering slowly. One of my horses jumps awkwardly I find the higher the jumps are the better she jumps
thank you! Yes I do feel like I could really improve by keeping my leg on! That shall be my aim for tomorrow! Thank you!
Belive it or not you have to press more your leg. He's coming back to trot because you are giving him the instruction to hold on but you're not telling him that he must keep going foward in the rithm anyways. It's also possible that you're holding him back too agressively.
Hope that helps! Good luck
Come back to trot. I feel sometimes I hold him back too much. I am jumping a bigger class tomorrow as he jumps better the bigger. Can anyone give me some tips on how to ride this?