The halting after jumps we did last week really seemed to help Cupid listen. We did a little course of jumps today no halting, and he was super relaxed throughout. I felt very confident and comfortable and finally was able to allow him to come up to the jumps with a nice forward tempo, he jumped beautifully. Before I was scared and always felt like we were going too fast so I had him coming up to jumps too slow, which forced him to jump more awkwardly. We cantered to some of the jumps and trotted others. I wasn't even nervous about doing a three jump combination (one stride in between each), ending with the third one at about 2'6". Combos used to scare me because I felt like I didn't have enough time to prepare in between them, but since Cupid's being going so nice and my position has been more secure I didn't hesitate. Our partnership has gotten really strong, I feel like we're trusting each other.
|I love this horse!|