I’ve been having a lot of fun traveling and visiting one of my very best friends this weekend, but I wanted to share something super exciting from Thursday night’s lesson.
I jumped Simon 3’3″ ish!
I say ish because the hole is a little more like 3’2″ haha but still. We worked on gymnastics which are usually a bit anxiety filled for us but this time the strides were set a but easy and Simon was super relaxed and going through it really well. I told my trainer that it was the first time that I realized how fun and relaxing gymnastics can be!
Since we were doing pretty well, she bumped the fences up some.
As i cantered to the 3′ one I literally said out loud going in “holy crap that looks big” but it rode just fine. Truth is, the bigger jumps felt a lot like smaller jumps from a longer spot. Not like my horse all of a sudden started dramatically cracking his back or anything.
We are discovering that he’s a horse that will need a higher warm up jump. Each time we raised it, he would rub or knock a rail. The next time through it would be perfectly clean. Doesn’t worry me, because we’ve jumped small for so long.
Right before the last go at the 3’3″ish jump, he did a little happy dance before the gymnastic. I could tell he felt really pumped to be reaching a bit for bigger things. 🙂
Because I am a huge dork, I asked my trainer to take pictures.
Can’t help but be a little excited!