We not only are figuratively turning a corner, but also went over our first corner jump this week! It was about 2' tall, and set on blue blocks. My trainer told me to jump it on the narrow end, but made it a little easier for me by putting a wing on that side. Cupid had been eying the blue blocks in the ring earlier, so I wanted to make sure I had him straight and keep my leg on. He ended up jumping over a little bigger than I expected! But I was pleased with both of us for doing it.
|Our first corner jump|
We did a course of about 6 jumps, including a little vertical, a one stride combo, a semi-skinny, and the corner. The one stride was a touch long, but after the first time through (when we got the second element a little long) Cupid and I figured out how to navigate it more smoothly. My trainer said I'm doing a much better job getting to the jumps straight. Now I just have to get more confident with doing it all at a canter!
On Monday I planned to go for a little hack around the property, since I thought maybe a day out of the arena would do him good. But it was so foggy I could barely see anything! So instead I decided to lunge him a bit with our balancing side reins, which we haven't done in a while. Cupid was good, if a touch lazy.