Lately our lessons have been less like a marriage counseling session-and more like a team effort. I know what buttons Dee has, and usually how to push them. She has responded so well to being in a more intense program and is fit as a little bay fiddle. Lately I’ve been riding with two jumpers, but feeling more and more like we look like the hunters we are supposed to be.
Comfortable jumping a large variety of obstacles? Sure.
Getting the step? Hells yeah-Hony has a great stride.
We’ve been spending a lot of time working on making a decision and then smoothing it out. Making a choice is hard-making it look like you did it on purpose is even harder.
And guys, we’ve been jumping things with a little more height and I have to say that I’ve so missed that little moment, where you collect them back before jumping forward? You jumping people get it, it’s just this perfect little launch sequence. Plus Dee is such a little boss that I get to do what my hunter soul truley desires, which is to stick my butt up over the fence’s arc and pose. Ha!
We’re working hard, and things are coming together. December horse show-I’m coming for you!