NHHJA•Senator Bell Farm
I've always had trouble with my arms following the horses head especially in the canter, do you have any tips?
Try to think of your shoulders and arms as two different parts. You want your shoulders to be still and not pumping but you want your arms to be elastic. Also I agree that putting your hands on your horses neck to feel the movement first is very helpful!
My horse has become a bit pushy and doesn't really respect his boundaries anymore... any thoughts? tips?
What is a show name? In which discipline is it allowed?
Generally show names are longer and more formal. At the shows I go to for example, before entering the ring the judge will announce something like "this is Dances in Moonlight, ridden by (riders name)" but the horse's barn name is Pepper. Hope that made sense:)
How do i keep my heels down and keep a good position when jumping? I used to have a pretty good position but stopped jumping for a while. I'm starting again and need help.
I would suggest practicing without stirrups, that gets your legs stronger and also think about keeping some of your weight in you heel and not in your toe. Do a lot of flat work also!
What is your horses name?
Otto/Ottomar and Baloo/Hullabaloo (barn names / show names)